Sunday, March 12, 2006
People talking without speaking
It has now been six days since the Supreme Court ruled that colleges that accept federal funds must also accept the visits of military recruiters.
This is a monumental affront to the principles and mores that led many colleges to spend megabucks on a legal battle intended to cement their right to admit Taliban ambassadors as students while dismissing the US Armed Forces as persona-non-grata homophobes. Apparently, the treatment of homosexuals under the Taliban is not spoken of at Yale.
It was an utmost principle of free speech that Yale, and others, be allowed federal money with having to follow federal law. So, follow your principles or shut up.
It's been six days. The sound of these universities following their principles is the sound of silence.
Update: 18-March-2006 Everything I Know is Wrong has the same question