Yes, the Far Left Hates the Military

At Columbia University, a wounded Iraq war veteran, Anthony Maschek, was booed and jeered for speaking out against that university’s 42-year ban of the ROTC on its campus. He was even called a “racist”, the left’s standard label for anyone not accepting their idealistic agenda. Mr. Maschek was subjected to the far left’s distortion of free speech by being shouted down.

In recent years, Columbia University used the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy as a reason to disallow the ROTC back on campus, but that is now revealed to have been a ruse. The military’s DADT policy has been overturned but the university will still not consider ending its ban of the ROTC.

Many other schools have been indoctrinating students with military hatred by vilifying the ROTC. Emory University, another school disallowing ROTC on campus, still refuses to give P.E. credits to students in ROTC programs off campus even though it gives P.E. credits for many other extracurricular activities. Stanford will give students one credit for an extracurricular yoga class, but will give nothing for ROTC classes taken at campuses that allow the ROTC.

For years, the far left tried to hide its hatred of the military. After despicable behavior towards soldiers during the Vietnam War turned the majority of America against them, the far left pretended they had seen the light. Their façade of respect for the military was most evident when John Kerry ran for president posing as a proud veteran, though his actions after returning from Vietnam clearly belied that claim. The country’s emotional reaction after the 9/11 attacks made it imperative for the far left to further hide their military hatred, but it is once again surfacing.

The freedoms we enjoy in the US are protected by our military and would not exist today if not for that protection. It is not surprising that military haters are also against many other values and traditions of this country. The military is at the very core of those values and traditions, so it is inevitable that far left hatred of the military would flow outward from that core.

In today’s world, being academically chic by hating the military is just dangerously ignorant. Unfortunately, the far left prides itself on that ignorance.

David J. Hentosh

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4 Responses to “Yes, the Far Left Hates the Military”

  1. keith Says:

    “Having seen the people of all other nations bowed down to the earth under the wars and prodigalities of their rulers, I have cherished their opposites, peace, economy, and riddance of public debt, believing that these were the high road to public as well as private prosperity and happiness.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “War…is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” –Thomas Jefferson

    • thomasjeffersonclubblog Says:

      If your point is that you and Thomas Jefferson hate war, I will gladly hop on that band wagon. However, hating the military, deriding the military, refusing to fund the military, or trying to get rid of the military does not follow. If you think this country could have provided the freedom you now enjoy, which is the best the world has ever seen, without the existence of a military, you are deluding yourself with idealistic nonsense. There are truly bad people and regimes willing to take advantage of that foolishness. WWII is a good example. In fact, Thomas Jefferson could not have seen his vision of a free country come about without a military. It is an unfortunate reality that a military is necessary, but IT IS reality. Denying that reality is just plain stupid.
      DJH

  2. Joe Liberal Says:

    Whatever you right wing retard. Why don’t you line up and march then if you’re so fucking proud of our troops? I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never served a day in your life, yet your a passionate war supporter. Maybe instead of blindly supporting your government you could pull your head out of your ass for a second to realize what wars are actually fought for. If you need a hint, it isn’t freedom. You aren’t free. The only real freedom is financial freedom. Oh, by the way, Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. But good name for a blog that discusses the bloodshed for freedom. Clearly, you are the intelligent one here.

    • thomasjeffersonclubblog Says:

      It’s so nice to hear from a genuine, deranged, left-wing loon. You provide a breath of stale air so that we can appreciate the fresh air all the better. You are a poster boy for asininity and, of course, offer nothing of substance, but your venom is certainly entertaining – in a disgusting sort of way. Your self-righteousness, however, will take a hit to know that you would have lost that bet you were so eager to make. It’s comforting to know, though, that the military is still here to protect your right to be a complete ass – all the time – even though you are too dense to understand it. Please continue to carry the torch of left-wing lunacy. You do it so well and it helps groups like the Thomas Jefferson Club increase membership.
      DJH

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