On Monday I visited the University of Virginia to give a lecture about my book Left Turn. I think UVA might be the most beautiful campus in America.
Upon arriving, I thought I saw some Occupy protestors. But I’d soon learn that they were two young women, Lindsey and Caitlin, distributing pro-life literature. They were both extremely friendly, charming, and smart. I hope they run for office someday.
A professor friend at UVA told me that the campus had no Occupy protests; however, the town of Charlottesville did.
Caitlin’s shirt displayed a quote from Thomas Jefferson, the founder of UVA: “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Seems pretty wise to me.