Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Political Correctism Run Amok Files: Wartime Idiocy

Can Be Kept Out Of Colleges!
Universities and Colleges may now bar military recruiters from their campuses. The New York Times is reporting that the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (in Philadelphia) has now said that these institutions of "higher learning" have a First Amendment right to keep recruiters off their property.

Of course the schools get to keep all the federal funding that they are now receiving.

The rationale? The Idiot Court says that because the military does not allow practicing gays (don't ask; don't tell) in the military, then colleges may prohibit recruitment activities in protest.

To add insult to injury, the court cited a Supreme Court Decision (2000) that allowed the boy scouts to bar gay scoutmasters.

We here at the 'Wonks think that this is judicial activism at its worst.

Specifically, this despicable act can be laid at the door of several law schools, some of which did not have the courage to "go public," with their asinine lawsuit.

Some might say that obstructing military recruiters from seeking volunteers during wartime is tantamount to treason.

Note To Academia: Has anyone told you people that our nation is at war?

Update:(PM) Bill O'Reilly has opined that this ruling is in retaliation for the Supreme Courts ruling in favor of the Boy Scouts.