However, I fear with President Trump in the White House, we are losing them to the Left.
This was the scene last night in Charlottesville, Virginia:
Jack Hamilton reported for Slate:
Last night a warming onslaught of students, faculty, staff, and greater community members gathered at the University of Virginia to begin healing its campus (or “Grounds,” as its known in Charlottesville) in the aftermath of a violent white supremacist march on the school this past Friday night. Wednesday evening’s event—informally billed as “Take Back the Lawn”—began at a spot known around UVA as “Nameless Field” and culminated on the titular Lawn, a long, rolling stretch of grass at the foot of the Rotunda, the university’s iconic domed building designed by its founder, Thomas Jefferson. The marchers carried candles, sang, talked, listened, laughed, hugged. I do not know exactly how many people came out to march—hundreds at least, and quite possibly more. It doesn’t really matter; what matters is that there were far, far more of us than there were of them.Hamilton mentions the white supremacists, who were indeed at the Friday night march. He also reported that faculty members were at last night's gathering. You can be certain the discussions in the University classrooms will be limited to the violent actions of the white supremacists, and the violent Left counter-protestors on Saturday will be portrayed as heroes. The small to no government, free market option will not be discussed.
The kids are being herded in the direction of socialism.
Libertarians who fail to attack Trump are making a strategic error. Trump is not a libertarian. He does not appear to hold any libertarian policy positions beyond a desire to stop government regulation of transgenders in bathrooms. Students, with some justification, view him as at least sympathetic to the white supremacist movement.
He needs to be thrown under the bus. The kids need to hear that there is opposition to Trump that is non-Leftist.