DISGUSTING: STUDENTS AT COLUMBIA
LAUGH, HECKLE, CALL WAR VETS RACIST!
It’s the most sickening and shocking display of anti-military hate that we’ve seen for a long time.
At a recent debate at Columbia about whether or not to allow ROTC back on campus, several ROTC students, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and current service members were viciously attacked their own fellow students!
Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.
"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran…
- New York Post 02 / 20 / 2011
We have heard the anti-war activists say it a thousand times. “We support the troops, but not the war.” We’ve also heard every liberal politician claim that they wouldn’t allow our current veterans to be mistreated the way Vietnam vets were. Obama called the treatment of Vietnam vets a “national disgrace…we resolve to never let it happen again,” he proclaimed at a speech in 2009.
But where is their commitment? Where is that support for our troops? Obviously the students of Columbia didn’t get the memo. We can’t just sit by and let our troops be mistreated like this. Is this the kind of America we want our brave troops overseas to return home to?
But we can help this situation, we can let our troops know that despite what a few sniveling spoiled brats at an Ivy League school have to say, the real America supports them. A great way to show that is to send a care package through Move America Forward!
The care packages are full of goodies and treats that our troops will enjoy, like gourmet coffee, name brand Oreo cookies, thick cuts of peppered beef jerky, and some hot cocoa to keep the cold away. They also come with very useful personal are items like deodorant, wet wipes, and bug repellant, which our troops constantly ask for.
Each package also comes with a note written by you – which our troops will read. That’s where these packages become really special, because you don’t have to be here, but you can still add your personal touch, your expression of gratitude and support that will life their spirits and give them that morale boost.
Ever since Obama came into office, the far left has not protested as loudly and viciously as when President Bush was in charge. But that doesn’t mean those on the left don’t’ continue to harbor anti-military, anti-America sentiments. In fact, if what happened at Columbia University is any indication, their hatred of our troops and the country they protect runs as deep and extreme as ever.
We don’t want our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to think that they have to come home from serving honorably and bravely in a war to protect our freedoms, and have to deal with this:
Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.
…Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.
José Robledo, 30, a Columbia student who commutes to Fordham University for ROTC coursework, said he found the treatment of Maschek abhorrent.
"The anti-ROTC side has been disrespectful and loud. They hiss and they jeer," he said. "It's been to the detriment of the argument."
The treatment of military and veteran students at Columbia has been nothing short of disgusting. Don’t let the students of Columbia speak for you! Do something to show that we SUPPORT our troops, and we don’t share the sentiment of bratty and unappreciative college kids!
SEND SOME SUPPORT TO OUR BRAVE TROOPS NOW!