Monday, April 20, 2009

Do Away with the Service Academies?

Shouldn't ideas like this be troubling? Why would anyone suggest getting rid of the service academies and replacing them with conventional universities and their ROTC programs unless they felt there was something wrong with the curricula? Does Mr. Ricks really feel like a more liberal education would make for a better soldier-leader, or is the goal more sinister?

I'm certainly no expert but have a feeling some on the left might believe efforts like this aren't as effective in the traditional halls of the academies as they are amidst the Ivy.


Anonymous said...

Well, for starters, those stupid service academies tend to produce ... ugh ... conservative points of view, including ethical standards, and shall I add, perpetrate patriotic traditions. Gosh, we can't have that!

A.C. McCloud said...

In other words, you're going for sinister.