College Republicans Protest Bottled Water Ban At College Of St. Benedict

College Republicans at the College of St. Benedict in St. Paul, Minn. passed out bottled water to passers-by Tuesday in protest of the new ban on bottled water in campus vending machines, cafeterias and sporting events, saying they aren't against sustainability but are defending the free-market system, according to The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis, Minn. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: In commenting on the ban on 09-06-11, I encouraged campus political organizations that are inclined to confront prevailing orthodoxies should consider promoting the benefits of bottled water.

These campus organizations face an uphill fight against political correctness. But as the presidential election nears, these groups have a motivation to speak out on numerous issues. 09-14-11 By Elliot Maras