Wheelchair bound wounded vet jeered, heckled, and laughed at by university students


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The civil tone of the left: A wheelchair-bound, wounded veteran was jeered, heckled, and laughed at by Columbia University students. Key quote:

“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.

Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military. “It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting,” said Maschek. “There are bad men out there plotting to kill you.”

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  • LINO

    If students serve to represent an entire poltiical point of view, we are all in big trouble.

    The question you should ask is: Are they paid to express their political opinions?
    If so, they must be held accountable. People who get pay for their opinions represent a much more definable
    problem—especially if they are uncivil. I can’t boycott idiot students—but I can boycott idiot corporations that fund points of view I find offensive.

    If they get no gian for their cock-eyed opinions, they’re just another group of morons. The fact that they’re going to school only proves they have a lot to learn—and it may not happen while they’re at school!

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