Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why we ignored CPAC 2011

In previous years, Operation Yellow Elephant has highlighted the annual Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC], sponsored by the American Conservative Union, as a Military Recruiting Opportunity. This year, we did not.


Although the CPAC 2011 Agenda includes various supposedly pro-military speakers and presentations, as in the past, our efforts to call attention to their hypocrisy have not been successful.

The in-progress repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" also removes Ivy League schools' major excuse not to host ROTC and we will continue to encourage them to follow through, and highlight any hypocrisy.

Furthermore, the Libertarian perspective also present at CPAC 2011 explicitly urges conservatives to support a more diminished role for America in the world, i.e., no more military interventions overseas, and is thus not inconsistent with our topic.

Although recent posts have been of a more general nature, we will continue to focus on our core topic: Sign Up or Shut Up, urging those eligible to serve who support U.S. military action overseas at least to consider volunteering themselves, and those not personally eligible to encourage their eligible relatives and friends, their circles of influence, to do the same.



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