Fascism from the Left wants to silence
all dissenting opinions
(Philly.com) - Andi Moritz couldn't get the comments out of her head. A Facebook post the Bryn Mawr College freshman made on the school's ride-share page earlier that September day had drawn harsh backlash from dozens of students, most of whom she didn't know.
She was looking for someone to share a ride to a campaign event for Donald Trump.
"Nobody has the right to an opinion of bigotry. 0 tolerance for fascists!"
"I just needed to talk to someone," said Moritz, 18, of Hershey. "I was very sad. I wanted out of that college."
Two days later she dropped out.
Moritz - whose story was first reported in a blog by students in a Bryn Mawr journalism class - said she had struggled with mild depression and anxiety in high school and had been in counseling before the incident.
At Bryn Mawr, she'd felt politically isolated. But, she said, it was that night's mean-spirited posts that finally led her to leave.
Being a young Republican and Trump supporter on a largely liberal college campus can be a rough road.
"People did say things to us that you would call insulting," said Sean Egan, 20, president of the University of Pennsylvania College Republicans. "If you tried to talk about something substantive [with liberal students], it would turn into 'He's a racist.' "
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