Wednesday, December 1, 2004

PC Yes, Army No

Harvard Law School has announced that it will return to its policy of barring military recruiters from its campus, in the wake of a Federal court decision allowing schools to do so without risking their Federal funds.

Harvard objects to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” regarding overt gays and lesbians in the armed forces.

Quite aside from the merits of this particular case, Harvard’s decision to be pro-PC rather than pro-military is precisely what one would expect from a northeastern university, and should be seen as a win-win situation for everyone. On Planet Harvard, the military is probably viewed as hopelessly Neanderthal and déclassé by most students, to say nothing of the faculty. Meanwhile, the rest of the world can be grateful that there will be fewer Harvard graduates in uniform wanting to play international lawyer and discuss everything in committee while the soldiers try to keep Osama and pals from blowing us all up.

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