• Yale and Other Universities Make Veterans Question Their Service

    Surge Summary: The cultural rot and anti-Americanism routinely promoted on the nation’s college campuses makes some veterans feel like they were dupes to risk their lives to defend the Constitution in the first place.

    by Gary Bauer

    The Wall Street Journal recently ran a disturbing column about the anti-American culture that prevails on our elite university campuses.  It was written by Rob Henderson, an Air Force veteran who studied at Yale.

    He and many of his fellow veterans feel like “suckers” for risking their lives to defend the Constitution while privileged young adults and professors repeatedly trash the First and Second Amendments and routinely undermine the values of this country and the military.

    “On campus, [veterans] learn to blend in, even at the cost of feeling betrayed,” Henderson lamented.  “We keep our love for America to ourselves.”  How sad.

    Henderson added that in the military, merit is the only thing that matters — everyone in the military is “united in their purpose to defend this great country.”  Yet on our college campuses today, progressives constantly use race and gender to divide us.

    Of course, the cultural rot on our college campuses extends well beyond Yale and the Ivy League.  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently revealed that 200 colleges and universities censor speech in various ways.

    She noted that the University of Michigan employs more than 75 diversity-related administrators who cost taxpayers more than $10 million per year. “They focus on every kind of diversity except a diversity of ideas,” DeVos said.

    I know the Trump Administration is fighting hard on many fronts. But confronting the anti-Americanism that is so prevalent among our institutions of “higher learning” must be a top priority if we are ever going to make America great again.

    Originally posted here.

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    Image: Adapted from: Namkota – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50507969

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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