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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

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    Ivy League education going to waste. At first it was about DADT, now they're just showing they dislike the military. Either reinstate ROTC or stop taking federal funds.
    You think universities receiving government funding have a duty to provide the US military with officers?
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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

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    You think universities receiving government funding have a duty to provide the US military with officers?
    This is a private university receiving public funds. The government has no obligation to provide Columbia with money. The way it works is, you scratch my back, and I scratch yours. Prior to the Vietnam War, Columbia actually had a strong ROTC tradition. It should be time to bring it back so Columbia students don't have to commute to Fordham all the time.

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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    This is a private university receiving public funds. The government has no obligation to provide Columbia with money. The way it works is, you scratch my back, and I scratch yours. Prior to the Vietnam War, Columbia actually had a strong ROTC tradition. It should be time to bring it back so Columbia students don't have to commute to Fordham all the time.
    That being the case, the funds private universities receive from the federal government should be tagged and made explicitly dependent on the existence of an ROTC branch, or perhaps on a sliding scale based on the number of post-grads enrolling as officers.
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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    That being the case, the funds private universities receive from the federal government should be tagged and made explicitly dependent on the existence of an ROTC branch, or perhaps on a sliding scale based on the number of post-grads enrolling as officers.
    I think the bottom line is, this isn't the Vietnam War era anymore, Don't Ask Don't Tell has been repealed, and students should have an opportunity to participate in such a program. All this talk about ROTC "militarizing" campuses is complete BS.

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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think the bottom line is, this isn't the Vietnam War era anymore, Don't Ask Don't Tell has been repealed, and students should have an opportunity to participate in such a program. All this talk about ROTC "militarizing" campuses is complete BS.
    Well, I'd say that was for the universities to decide for themselves. They allow a fair degree of internal democratic process to decide these things. Why not leave it up to the student body and faculty to make the right decision for themselves?
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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, I'd say that was for the universities to decide for themselves. They allow a fair degree of internal democratic process to decide these things. Why not leave it up to the student body and faculty to make the right decision for themselves?
    Well I hope that's what's happening right now. Lee Bollinger apparently stated that he would reinstate ROTC on campus once the DADT repeal effort has proven to be successful, let's see if he puts his money where his mouth his. As for the hecklers...they represent the dumb side of American liberalism, they should go hang out with the Code Pink people.

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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, I'd say that was for the universities to decide for themselves. They allow a fair degree of internal democratic process to decide these things. Why not leave it up to the student body and faculty to make the right decision for themselves?
    that's like letting a blind man pick out his own clothes
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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's like letting a blind man pick out his own clothes
    So you want to enforce the ROTC on any university that receives federal funds?
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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So you want to enforce the ROTC on any university that receives federal funds?
    ROTC, in my opinion, is a program that offers an opportunity. I don't see the existence of ROTC as an imposition or foisting anything on anyone. If you don't like ROTC or don't like the military, don't join it. Although in my experience most ROTC kids I have met aren't all that bright, they're only in ROTC to pay for college and they're only in college to party, but that's another story.

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    Re: Hero's unwelcome

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    someone's gone and spit on the golden calf!

    can't have that!!!



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