Military Recruiters on Campus

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, December 12, 2005

Military Recruiters on Campus

December 12, 2005

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether military recruiters have the right to operate at law schools because of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which excludes openly homosexual people from serving.

From what one could tell, a majority of justices, including some liberals, appear to be on the side of the military and the government.

The new chief justice told attorneys for the schools “…if you want government money, you have to let our recruiters on campus.” That sums it up pretty well. The campus libs want it both ways. They want the protection of the military so they can make fools of themselves, but they are unwilling to help the military recruit young people on their campuses because they want to appear “hip” and culturally relevant. The problem with that thinking is that defending them against their and our enemies is unrelated to hipness and cultural relevance.

This is why a conservative leaning court matters and if the questions are a sign of the outcome, having another conservative justice or two means even more sane rulings, which will be a nice change.


Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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