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February 04, 2005

“Adopt a Sniper”

When supplying troops with gear and supplies our snipers, a valuable part of our military, are left without many of the specialized equipment necessary to do their jobs. That's where the organization “Adopt a Sniper”, (now renamed “American Snipers”) comes in:

A group of SWAT snipers in the US were all too aware that they (the police snipers) often have to make do without the things they need to get their jobs done. Often misused and misunderstood, the police snipers correctly figured that the military snipers were operating under the same circumstances. The police snipers established contact with the various military sniper school cadre and began sending items they could spare right out of their own gear bags and also making personal purchases. An article on the organization later appeared in Stars and Stripes overseas. The military snipers began networking with the police snipers more and more and the rest is as they say ... history.

But when the College Republicans at Marquette University decided to help them by setting up a “Support Our Troops” booth in the student union they ran into trouble. Initially the college approved the booth, but when they saw that the students were giving decorative dog-tags which read, “1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide” for those donating $5 or more, they confiscated their booth and closed them down. But the slogan on the dog-tags is a slogan used by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The University claims that “the specific nature of this fundraising activity was not consistent with the university’s mission and was not reflected in the College Republican's application for approval.” And also claims “Marquette University strongly supports and honors the men and women of our Armed Forces...” The CU shot back with, “...it is hard to cite the dog-tag as a reason for suppression, given that it is a US Marine slogan according to the University's own memo. Are they going to ban ‘Semper Fi’ as well!?”

MU is another Jesuit University. What's with these Jesuits?

More at: Michelle Malkin, The American Mind, My View of the World, Sykes Writes and Sykes Writes

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 4, 2005 09:41 AM

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