#1 Massachusetts Law Professor Calls Care Packages for U.S. Troops 'Shameful'11-14-2011, 03:08 PM
A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be "shameful" to send care packages to U.S. troops "who have gone overseas to kill other human beings."
Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, sent a five-paragraph email to colleagues in response to a school-wide appeal for care packages for deployed soldiers, Fox affiliate WFXT-TV reports.
"I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings," Avery wrote.
The professor, who specializes in constitutional law, wrote the email last week in response to a university drive to collect items for U.S. troops, like sunblock and sanitary products. He also wrote that sympathy for American troops in harm's way is "not particularly rational in today's world."
Paul Spera, past commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, blasted Avery's remarks on Monday, calling the professor's argument "despicable."
"The shameful thing is that he’s teaching our young people," Spera told FoxNews.com.
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The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
11-14-2011, 04:23 PM
PosGovernment is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
11-14-2011, 10:06 PM
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He should be sent over there on a nice little fact finding mission. Without a military security detail, we wouldn't want to insult him by having all those violent guys around.
11-15-2011, 01:04 AM
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I mean seriously, the professor at Yale who wrote a poem for Henry Louis Gates shortly after the incident? I wanted to barf.
But you know what was funnier than that? The idiot on DU who tried to chastise me for mocking poets, who posted "Strange Fruit" , credited it to Billie Holliday (who didn't write it), and accompanied it with a picture of a "lynching" which was actually an execution.
11-15-2011, 01:06 AM
Why do I get the feeling that this piece of crap wouldn't be against organizing care packages for prison inmates.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
11-15-2011, 08:23 AM
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This clown can take a very long walk off a short pier, above a very high cliff.. :("Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
11-15-2011, 09:09 AM
A friend that deployed (an evil public school teacher who is also in the reserves) told me that the best thing she got were the sheets we gave her.
Strange thing, that.
Oh, and the professor in the OP is a douchebag. The military serves to project the political will of this nation. If he doesn't want them over seas "kill[ing] other people," he should try to convince his fellow citizens not to send them.
11-15-2011, 09:21 AMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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11-15-2011, 12:10 PM
I wonder if this guy is one of those cranks who sends out a message like this to his peers every year, and this year, they all just got sick of it.
The care packages are really great things for school kids to prepare and send. Each kid can provide an item and it ends up not costing anyone very much money, but spreads a lot of joy to some people who could use it.
When my sister was at MSU during the first Gulf War, the MSU students used to send packages of baby wipes, body lotion, Koolaid packets, Twinkies and other things, addressed to "any soldier" in a specific division. I remember buying a bunch of stuff and giving it to her for the baskets.
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