Columbia University students behaved in a disgraceful manner recently when an Iraqi War Veteran was invited to speak there. How should we, the American people respond?
Wouldn’t the best thing be to avoid enrolling in Columbia University? Perhaps Americans should not enroll there until the university makes a public apology and attempts to correct the wrong done to Anthony Mascheck.
I would never want to go there or give money or support to anyone who does after what happened recently.
Last week the students of Columbia University shamelessly verbally attacked a wounded Iraq war vet, interrupting him during a speech with boos and shouting slurs like “racist” and “babykiller.” During a forum held by the University to debate whether or not to allow ROTC back on campus, Anthony Mascheck, who lost both his legs in Iraq in 2008, took the stage to speak in support of ROTC.
The students jeered at him, laughed at him, mocked and heckled him, and called the before mentioned names. The moderators called for respect, but the flagrant display of anti-military hatred had already shocked a nation. (Excerpt taken from Move America Forward)
Fortunately in the USA there is diversity and there are choices. We have colleges like:
Hillsdale College in rural Michigan. Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,300. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee is named after William Jennings Bryan: statesman, orator, and renowned prosecuting attorney in the famous Scopes Evolution Trial. Students excel with average high school GPA at 3.64. Make-up of students is as follows: one-third attended public school, one-third attended private school, and one-third were homeschooled.
If you are looking for a conservative college for your son or daughter here are a few suggestions:
The 2009-2010 Top Conservative College list includes Christendom College, College of the Ozarks, Franciscan University, Grove City College, Harding University, Hillsdale College, The King’s College, Liberty University, Patrick Henry College, Regent University, Saint Vincent College, Thomas Aquinas College, Thomas More College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Sadly colleges where students behave the way those at Columbia University behaved often give all colleges a bad name. I am sure there are students there who were appalled at what happened. They need to speak out and be heard. Otherwise the college will continue to suffer from the disgraceful behavior of a few.