Hating the Military
Scott Johnson at Powerline has another good post regarding the arguments surrounding the Solomon Amendment.
First. I entirely support the rights of the Yale student groups to protest the Solomon Amendment, but as clearly pointed out, in protesting or banning individual military members from campuses these groups are aiming at the wrong target. Congress passed the law…congress should be the target. This is not lost on the protest groups however; they fully comprehend this and choose to protest anyway. When this simple logic is ignored, it becomes evident that the Solomon Amendment is just an excuse for campus liberals to protest the military, its culture and its values.
When they choose to protest against those who protect their very right to speak out while hypocritically praising a Rep. Lowey’s efforts for equality in spite of the fact she voted for “don’t ask, don’t tell”, they tip their hand beyond logicaldefense. Let’s state it plain…they loathe the military.
As neophyte intellectuals, with little worldly experience, they feel entitled to believe that pockets of the world can operate in a vacuum. They feel that by isolating Yale from the military culture, they somehow improve the campus experience. They believe that all those who serve are robotic automatons without brains or compassion. They believe that all activity in the military is executed by dunces, fools, and conservative shills. They believe that their discrimination is justified because of the moral superiority of their cause, and that this in itself, is enough to discriminate against those who die to defend their right to protest. Naive hypocrisy at its finest.
Scotts’ final bit about Tom Ricks is entirely true. Tom had dinner at my house while he was doing his initial WSJ piece that evolved into the book, Making The Corps. He had...
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