Military Can’t Handle Santa Cruz Students

Via Michelle Malkin.

Michelle Malkin: CUT OFF TAX MONEY FOR UC SANTA CRUZ!

April 12, 2006 For Immediate ReleaseContact: William Perry Pendley DENVER, CO.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should withhold federal funds from a California college given the failure of the college to ensure the safe presence of military recruiters on campus, the Secretary was advised by a public interest law firm in a letter released today. According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee yesterday from a University of California Santa Cruz job fair because of a raucous mob.

Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violate the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds. UC Santa Cruz received $80 million in federal funds during 2005. A unanimous Supreme Court ruled the Solomon Amendment constitutional early last month. “It is outrageous that members of the Armed Forces, who are asked to serve in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq, are driven from a campus by a mob in America,” said William Perry Pendley, president and chief legal officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation. “Unless Secretary Rumsfeld responds to this craven violation of federal law, radicals on other campuses will be emboldened, will endanger the lives of men and women in uniform, and will deny students the right to learn how they may serve their country.”

Let me get this straight – students don't like the military recruiters – they probably get angry – and the recruiters leave. So much for our bold, strong military I guess if the recruiters can't handle students disagreeing with them. But I guess they are not trained to handle protesters when there are no guns allowed.

Are we to assume now that every time students choose to act on their own (isn't that what they are hopefully educated to do anyway?), especially when they disagree with the government, the school is liable for their actions. Obviously UC Santa Cruz does not have a policy against recruiters, just the students don't like them. Tough luck. Try to find cannon fodder at another school.

By the way, at my school, there are always recruiters around – no big deal, they just get ignored. They sit around behind their Army or Navy banner and surf the internet.

Update: Look at this video. Seems they were too afraid to walk past the students and exited so they would not be confronted by a group of non-violent students.

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