I absolutely agree with you. This is a pretty interesting topic on a global scale. I drew attention to it after I read quite constructive factual and statistical information about it on the site https://writingbros.com/essay-examples/world/. Of course, Oliver Wendell Holmes' clear and present danger” that submerged the First Amendment during WWI was no real danger to America at all. So Holmes justification for power in a "crisis" was not justified.Undergrad is about $20k a year at a good school. The first 2 years of college are a hell of a lot cheaper if you go to junior college, which is the route everyone should take. No need to do those first 2 years in a 4 year. Total waste of money. The $50k would pay for your whole BA. There are much more expensive schools in the Ivy Leagues and private/non-state schools, but I really wouldn't be going to those without scholarships. As my professors told us, Masters can be skipped, it's just a way to fund the PhD programs. They said go straight for the PhD after the BA, and if no one is willing to pay for you to get your PhD (scholarships), then you're not ready. A lot of people go for their doctorate and end up dropping out.
I paid for my college without a dime from the government or a loan, so I have no idea what the interest they charge on loans is. That's where the real question of is $50k a good amount. I see that $50k and think that it's far too much, but it depends on the interest.
Also, yes some conservatives look at our country and think it's Far-Left under Biden, as they did under Obama. It's definitely not. You can look at countries in Scandinavia to compare the US with. But as for Far-Right, you can compare the US to many countries in Africa and the Middle East. Definitely not Far-Right. We're moderates. Being moderate is also the only way you can have a relatively happy population that's this big and this diverse. You have to be somewhat in the middle to accommodate everyone or it's not democratic. You can get away with being much more Left or Right in small countries but we're far too big to have a government that authoritative. We'd have to split into smaller countries. Unfortunately, far too many people in this country are somewhere far to the Right or Left and like to play tug-of-war with the system.