Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sign Petition Supporting ROTC at Marquette

In the face of a planned demonstration by local leftists demanding a shut-down of ROTC at Marquette, Brian Collar of the GOP3.COM blog has set up an online petition supporting the officer training program.

The link to the petition is here.

Of course most conservatives will be happy to sign it, but we think a fair number of liberals will too.

Consider, for example, this comment by a liberal poster on the GOP3.COM blog.
ROTC won’t be shut down and everyone knows it. It gives too much to the school for being there and it’s far too helpful for students who need it.

It’s not the ROTC’s fault that the government is sending soldiers to fight an unjust war. I’m pretty sure it’s Congress’s fault for approving the insane “First Strike” law and not invoking their power to end the war, when ending the stinkin’ war was 99% of the reason anti-war Democrats were elected to congress last year.
That’s the right spirit. Feel free to disagree with the Iraq War if you want, but don’t try to stifle a program that has large benefits for both students and the university.

If you don’t want to serve in the military, by all means don’t join ROTC. But have a little respect for those who do.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were pretty quick to support Brian's efforts. Don't you have any issues with him incriminating Simon Harak? If he had published his post in a newspaper he would have committed libel. I am all for the troops, but let's be honest here.

4:18 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

I don't think you can libel Harak by claiming he was behind an anti-ROTC protest. Even if that's untrue, it's not defamatory directed against somebody who has organized many protests, and is clearly against anything associated with the military.

Secondly, I left voice mail on Harak's cell phone, asking him if he had anything to do with the protest. I would have cheerfully set the record straight if he had claimed to have nothing to do with it, or if Patrick Kennelly had been willing to talk to me and clarify things.

But one can't "set the record straight" when one side stonewalls.

Anonymous, are you going to sign the petition?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about respecting those who use their freedom of speech to express themselves?

3:27 PM  

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