Victory for Military Recruitment

by Sal on March 6, 2006

in Politics

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a federal law requiring colleges that accepted federal money to host military recruiters was unanimously ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and that it wasn’t a violation of the First Amendment rights to free speech and free association.

This is a victory both for the Military and the Constitution. A college can’t have it both ways, receiving federal money AND refusing to allow the recruiter’s on campus. Roberts reminded that they still had the right to protest the recruiter’s being there. This is only common sense. The military requires the recruitment of young people for its survival, and it is a legal, American institution. The college can reject the recruitment by not receiving any federal money, if it so chooses. However, there is nothing wrong with the government attaching strings to its distribution of money. For once, common sense and the Constitution ruled the day.

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