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Rick Santorum Says The Left Uses Colleges For 'Indoctrination'

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According to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, America has lost not only its entertainment industry, but also its higher education system. "Higher education was the first to go, a long time ago," he said.

While speaking at the First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida on Wednesday, Santorum claimed that the Left uses universities to "indoctrinate" young people for the end purpose of maintaining power. "It's no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college," he said.

He also argued that colleges and universities would receive no funding if they taught Judeo-Christian principles, but by teaching radical secular ideology, these schools are given government backing. He then asserted that 62 percent of young people who enter college with a set of religious beliefs leave without one. The presidential candidate concluded his speech by urging his audience not to give their money to universities that are undermining that country by spreading left-wing ideology.

This isn't the first time Santorum has expressed controversial views on the U.S. higher education system. Earlier this month, Santorum accused Obama of "snobbery" for wanting all U.S. children to receive a college education.

Santorum faces a tough crowd when it comes to students -- recently, the former Pennsylvania senator was booed by a crowd of college students in New Hampshire after he made an analogy between gay marriage and polygamy. But when it comes to teenage girls, Santorum did manage to get in their good graces at the Rock the Caucus event last month in Iowa -- as one teen told a Yahoo! reporter, he's "kind of hot."

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