Let’s Enforce The Solomon Amendment

12 04 2006

Yippee skippee! This is nice to see.

A friend of Michelle Malkin’s, William Perry Pendley and his organization, Mountain States Legal Foundation, has formally requested that tax money be cut off from the school for its violation of the Solomon Amendment:

April 12, 2006 For Immediate Release Contact: William Perry Pendley

DENVER, CO. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should withhold federal funds from a California college given the failure of the college to ensure the safe presence of military recruiters on campus, the Secretary was advised by a public interest law firm in a letter released today.

According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee yesterday from a University of California Santa Cruz job fair because of a raucous mob. Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violate the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds.

UC Santa Cruz received $80 million in federal funds during 2005. A unanimous Supreme Court ruled the Solomon Amendment constitutional early last month.

The Solomon Amendment, named after the late Congressman Jerry Solomon (R-NY), requires colleges and universities to allow military recruiters on campuses “at least equal in quality and scope to the [degree of] access to campuses and to students that is provided to any other employer.” The law was enacted in 1996 but was not enforced by the Clinton Administration.

Thanks to technology, we are getting a very good jump on an issue that demands speedy attention and this is perfect.

As I mentioned earlier today, UC Santa Cruz received $80 million in federal funding last year alone.

Betcha these liberal peaceniks didn’t see this coming. And I wonder what the school’s administration will say (or do) to the students.

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