Columbia University

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.


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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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6 Responses to Columbia University

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  3. ChrisXrepublican says:

    I could not disagree with you more. The students who you label as “disgraceful” are exercising their right to free speech, something the soldier is supposedly protecting. Regardless, needless wars that kill and maim innocent people, as well as the people who willingly partake in them, should be vilified for what they are. Anti-American imperialistic murderers.


    • jlue says:

      It is the very fact that the soldier was willing to go to war to protect this right that I label their behavior disgraceful. Perhaps ungrateful would be a better description of them.There are many anti-Americans out there who would take away others right to free speech and I think there are many who would not defend everyone’s right to freedom in today’s U.s.A. May God bless our men and women who are willing to do so!

      What do you think we should do when a world leader uses genocide on his own people or when those who hate someone who doesn’t believe as they do high-jack passenger planes and fly them into buildings, killing not only the passengers, but thousands inside the buildings? What do you think Americans should do, if anything, when women and gays are killed for improper sexual behavior by religious leaders? Should there be any actions against those who slaughter Christians in Islamic nations? Is there ever a time when a nation should say, ‘enough?’

      There are some who believe that we should all live as pacifist and not take up arms under any circumstances and I do admire those who are willing to suffer abuse and always turn the other cheek, but I am very thankful that my life thus far has been in a land where freedom has been defended.


  4. paolosilv says:

    Columbia students are known for saying and doing outrageous things… I wouldn’t be too concerned about them (It’s in the heart of Manhattan). I was wondering if you had heard about how at the Univ. of Michigan, there was a lawsuit because they had flagrantly made a gay student the leader of the Alumni. They do these things to flout social convention. I believe that the gay student won against the Republican student who had been attacking him in print. I know that at the Univ of Michigan a white woman won the right to enter the law school in defiance of ‘affirmative action,’ which would have given the spot to someone else…

    Doubtlessly the education system is going to be a major battle ground between the Liberals and the Conservatives. Obama may end up getting the black vote, the youth vote and women vote, but he is losing the male vote.

    From what I have been reading of late, there were similar conflicts between the left and right in old Germany. These political battles ended up with the election of youknowwho. It is not necessarily good to see such polarization among people over candidates and positions… these political parties will do anything and say anything in order to get a slim majority, since public opinion is so divided. Most people don’t really support affirmative action or gay rights, and yet the Dems have made these issues the focus of their policies. It makes you wonder why…


    • jlue says:

      I agree that the division is dangerous and I do believe that Obama is using or attempting to use division to his political advantage.


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