Alvaro Watson is the founder of Students for Intellectual Freedom National (SIFNA), a politically and Classically Liberal/Conservative and Human Rights organization.

In an article for the Western Center of Journalism, he expressed deep concerns about how conservative student groups are caving to aggressive progressive activism.

Conservative students cannot solely rely on College-Republican student organizations’ leadership. Not because they are bad individuals, but because as leaders, many capitulate to Political Correctness, so as not to risk their aspirations of a political future. As a result, most CR leadership dare not touch controversial issues like Islam or the fight for human rights, gays rights, and even oppressive Shari’a law. The CRs stand behind local politicians, making calls and dictate to its members what the agenda is, as opposed to being open to their members’ interests. Leaders should reflect its members’ Voices, not the other way around.

Campus Islamists – Muslim Student Association, Students for Justice in Palestine and numerous other Islamist student organizations – feast on the fact that CRs leadership won’t confront their doctrinally Islamist agenda and anti-Semitic Campus Crusades. I don’t blame the CRs leadership, for it takes courage to go against large, powerful, mischievous Islamists organizations filled with students who cry racism when a mouse squeaks.

…To advance the American conversation, truly free Muslims must submit to freedom – not Shari’a/Islamism – and break free from the slavery of HAMAS-linked CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood’s creation: the Muslim Student Association (MSA). Those two anti-American entities aren’t the protectors of Muslims…they are their Masters; they solely offer them the tools for Religious Tyranny, while America’s Constitutional experiment offers Muslims the intellectual tools for Religious Freedom, Tolerance, Security, and Prosperity.

The College-Republicans Leadership, in my experience, subscribes to appeasement and recklessly hides behind the powerful brand-name of College Republicans. Aren’t they supposed to be the brave ones to whom the lonely Conservative souls look?

The CRs leadership often seeks to avoid Risk and gravitates toward the enigmatic, glorious idea of political office, so it runs away, not wanting to be associated with any efforts for Islamic-Apartheid awareness, which are relevant and very much needed. Unlike its intellectually-thirsty members, the CRs leadership has a reputation of choosing personal reputation over a truly College Republican agenda.
The CRs leadership uses its CRs brand-name to advance itself, yet generally exhibits no intellectually assertive concern for the citizens, community or nation they so desire to lead. They seem to lust for the idea and prestige of a political title, nothing more. When they choose the comfort of neutrality, they choose appeasement. From citizen to Leader of the Free World, both require brave, selfless leadership, willing to take difficult-issue stances.

The CRs must reject silence when time calls them to speak and Give Voice. CRs members deserve leaders who think of them…not for them.