Military/Defense

Cold Welcome for Veterans on Campus

11/11/19
from The Wall Street Journal,
11/10/19:

Students at elite colleges seek to undermine the values that service members signed up to defend.

‘But don’t you ever feel like a sucker for serving?” A fellow military veteran asked me this question a couple of years ago, when I was a senior at Yale. Like me, he had recently completed his service and was studying at a top university. He said he was mystified, observing that the predominantly working- and middle-class people in the military swear an oath to defend with their lives the U.S. Constitution, including the First and Second amendments. Meanwhile, affluent college students regularly trash the First and seek to dismantle the Second. Are veterans being duped, he questioned, into believing they are upholding American values while the richest kids in the world—the ones being groomed for success and power—try to undermine them?

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