Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested that
college students are being coerced into accepting liberal views.
During an appearance on ABC's This
Week, Santorum defended calling President Barack Obama a “snob”
for saying all Americans should aspire to attend college.
Obama recently said he wanted “every
American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education
or career training.”
“I understand why Obama wants every
kid to go to college, because they are indoctrination mills,”
Santorum earlier told Glenn Beck.
When host George Stephanopoulous asked
Santorum what he meant by the comments, the former senator from
Pennsylvania said colleges force students to be politically correct.
“I went through it at Penn State,”
Santorum said. “You talk to most kids who go to college and, who
are conservatives, and you are singled out, you are ridiculed … I
can tell you personally, I went through a process where I was docked
for my conservative views.”
“This is not a neutral setting.”
“Understand that we have some real
problems on our college campuses with political correctness, with an
ideology that is forced upon people who may not agree the political
correct left doctrine,” he added.
Santorum has been criticized for
keeping social issues, including abortion, religious liberty and gay
marriage, on the front burner of his campaign.