Hurray for the US Supreme Court.
If you thinks top US colleges don't have an agenda, and aren't actively indoctrinating young people into a certain way of thinking, the recent Court ruling has got to wake up call.
"In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government could force colleges that accept federal money to allow military recruiters on campus.
Justices rejected a free-speech challenge from law schools and professors who claimed they should not have to associate with military recruiters or promote their campus appearances."
At the heart of the issue was the law school's opposition to the "don't ask, don't tell'' policy on gays and lesbians in the armed forces, which, in and of itself, is fine. People have opinions, and are free to express them.
But what I love, and what I hope people see, is that these top law schools, including Golden Gate University and law teachers at Stanford University and the University of San Francisco, all got it wrong.
The Supreme Court was unanimous in their opinion - a supreme rarity. Call it a resounding slap-down, if you will.
The colleges didn't want recruiters on campus because most college administrators and professors are ideologic liberals. At their heart they hate the military, and everything it represents, especially in this time of conservative power in the US. The objection to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy was just an attempt at a legal excuse to keep the military and recruiters off campuses.
They used the arguement that it was a violation of their free speech to have to allow the recruiters, because they'd appear to be endorsing something they truly do not endorse.
College is supposed to be a place of learning not just about academics, but about life, too. If we shelter our young people from the realities of life, we're doing a great disservice to future generations.
This is a tough, hostile, dangerous world we live in. In the U.S., recent generations have carved out a nice, reasonably safe society for ourselves, where we can blissfully ignore the greater truths of life on earth, due in large part to the sacrifice of the millions who have served in the U.S. military - the very military most liberals despise.
But the world at large is still a freakin' dangerous place. College men and women (not children folks, they are young Men and Women, old enough to make choices for themselves) should be given all the facts on which to make decisions, not be sheltered and indoctrinated at our Universities.
I think the Supreme Court took a huge step in the right direction. The fact that THE LAWS SCHOOLS got it wrong on the merits of THE LAW tells me a lot about the law schools, ya know?