WSJ: Veterans Feel Betrayed by Colleges that Undermine American Values

Breitbart: A column published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday makes the case that colleges and universities undermine the values that American veterans risked their lives to defend.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Rob Henderson penned a column for the Wall Street Journal this week in which he made the case that veterans feel betrayed by colleges and universities that seek to undermine American values.

Henderson expressed concern that campus activists actively seek to destroy the American values that veterans have risked their lives to defend. Henderson noted that college students often boast about their opposition to basic American values, like the First and Second Amendments. Henderson describes a discussion he had with a fellow veteran about campus culture.

He said he was mystified, observing that the predominantly working- and middle-class people in the military swear an oath to defend with their lives the U.S. Constitution, including the First and Second amendments. Meanwhile, affluent college students regularly trash the First and seek to dismantle the Second. Are veterans being duped, he questioned, into believing they are upholding American values while the richest kids in the world—the ones being groomed for success and power—try to undermine them?

Henderson claims that many veterans feel that they are fighting for the right of student activists to fight against American values. He claims that many veterans feel like “suckers” for fighting for ungrateful students that seek to fundamentally transform America and its values. read more

16 Comments on WSJ: Veterans Feel Betrayed by Colleges that Undermine American Values

  1. Join the club, when our universities call for money we tell them to pound sand and explain exactly why and that includes one university having Obama do a disgusting commencement speech years ago.

  2. i’m not a veteran but I feel betrayed by the colleges and universities too

    they are not doing the yutes of America much good either

  3. Buttheadicus, what about employing the veterans that feel betrayed to corral Antifa? There should be enough vets to get the job done. They could also patrol the campuses to get the point across that they are watching the SJWs and the professors. They just might have a change of heart when they realize that they are no longer in their protective leftists bubble.

    I know, I’m dreaming.

  4. This topic is more serious than most realize. I’ve had numerous conversations with my Army pilot son, starting back during the Obama administration when I alerted him that he and his fellow soldiers might find the country less worth defending as time goes on. He informed me every time that soldiers don’t quit defending freedom because of bad people.

    Veterans exposed to ‘cultural rot’ at our universities need to stand their ground because they should already know we CAN be ‘defeated from within’ – but only if we give up.

  5. College Marxists are merely agents of the swamp. Cut off the head, and you slay the beast. Hear that, soros, media, GOPe, etc?

  6. ANON

    “I’m a war veteran from long time ago, what I see in this country now is not what I fought for then.” I think I killed for America before you. But I not then you should ‘ve taken out your wallet and paid attention decades ago.

    “Uncle Joe” told us the KGB would take over ed in America 100 years ago. they did so at Columbia 80 ears ago, but were not open about it.
    Im from Cal and Pat Brown installed a series of Commies at Cal. In ’64 a violent group of Commie thugs (Goons at the Gate” was led by an America hater – so liberal hero, natch – Mario Savio.

    I lover the Bakersfield Boys – 2 Merles + Buck- 1 of the merles wrote a song about how “elite” universities were turning out Aemrica hatin Commies in ’70 “Yoy’re Walking up the Fightin Side of Me!”

    That same year a group of Commie students went on an Americans are bad folk rampage at Kent State.

    I know not when you served, but many Americans have been America haters for over 60 years.

    It makes more news now than it has in the last 30 years because we once again have a President who loves Americans and America – not seen since Ronny.

    So What did you think you were fightin for?

  7. Trump is fighting for oil right now in Syria with US Military where they have no right to be. What is so defending freedom for Americans about that? NONE! The real purpose of the Military is to brainwash and destroy inner moralistic values. Will US Marines stay home and defend America from the traitorous, Communist enemies within? No. They will only kill and destroy in countries that are no threat to the US. Not so proud of those who will not do their duty in the US for Americans’ freedom. They cannot even stand up against Antifa Communists in the streets. This country is controlled by powerful traitors. In Russia they were called Bolsheviks. Then they assumed control here, the wealthy Satanists destroying the Republic.

    War Is A Racket
    By Major General Smedley Butler

  8. The are issues that are not being recognized about the US Military and war veterans. And how they are viewed as a threat to their own country.

    Casualties of War: Military Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded
    NOVEMBER 12, 2019
    By John W. Whitehead

    “Consider: we raise our young people on a steady diet of militarism and war, sell them on the idea that defending freedom abroad by serving in the military is their patriotic duty, then when they return home, bruised and battle-scarred and committed to defending their freedoms at home, we often treat them like criminals merely for exercising those rights they risked their lives to defend.

    The government even has a name for its war on America’s veterans: Operation Vigilant Eagle.

    As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, this Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program tracks military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and characterizes them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”

    Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” which broadly define extremists as individuals, military veterans and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics bode ill for anyone seen as opposing the government.

    Yet the government is not merely targeting individuals who are voicing their discontent so much as it is taking aim at individuals trained in military warfare.

    Don’t be fooled by the fact that the DHS has gone extremely quiet about Operation Vigilant Eagle.

    Where there’s smoke, there’s bound to be fire.

    And the government’s efforts to target military veterans whose views may be perceived as “anti-government” make clear that something is afoot.”

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