Ban ROTC from colleges – get a BA in peace instead

ROTC insignia

McCarthy compare’s our soldiers and the ROTC with the Taliban and encourages more studies of peace on college campuses.

Yeah — that’s the ticket! Peace through apologetics and submission!

From Colman McCarthy/The Washington Post

[…] At Notre Dame, on that 1989 visit and several following, I learned that the ROTC academics were laughably weak. They were softie courses. The many students I interviewed were candid about their reasons for signing up: free tuition and monthly stipends, plus the guarantee of a job in the military after college. With some exceptions, they were mainly from families that couldn’t afford ever-rising college tabs.

To oppose ROTC, as I have since my college days in the 1960s, when my school enticed too many of my classmates into joining, is not to be anti-soldier. I admire those who join armies, whether America’s or the Taliban’s: for their discipline, for their loyalty to their buddies and to their principles, for their sacrifices to be away from home. In recent years, I’ve had several Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans in my college classes. If only the peace movement were as populated by people of such resolve and daring.

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3 responses to “Ban ROTC from colleges – get a BA in peace instead

  • samhenry

    ROTC is a beacon of freedom for freedom loving people. Someone has to defend and protect. I’m glad it will be back on campus. It is a valid career choice and the courses are not mild and minimal as stated by the Wask Po. No they are tough. And that guy should be out on maneuvers with the ROTC on weekends.

    Happy New Year Roxy. You’re the best.

  • samiam60

    Happy New Year to you and your Family Roxannadanna.

  • AFVET

    ” I admire those who join armies, whether America’s or the Taliban’s:” etc.

    Colman McCarthy is what is wrong with this country.

    “for their loyalty to their buddies, and their principles,”.

    The continuation of the wussification of our military is ongoing.
    Just because this idiot is called a ‘professor’ does not mean we should pay any attention to him whatsoever.
    Our military is still the finest in the world.
    The efforts the left wing socialist, Marxists, commy bastards to take it down to a level they have control over will be defeated.
    The fact that the colleges are infected with liberal commy professors who have influence over the ROTC, or whatever is left of it, tells me that the progressive elitists have taken control of the curriculum.
    Their next attack will be on the Academies, if it hasn’t happened yet.

    Happy New Year Roxy…..!

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