Are Care Packages Shameful?

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Last week, I read an article detailing how Michael Avery, a law professor, sent an email out to his colleagues criticizing their school’s campaign to send care packages to our troops.

He called it shameful. 

He said that sympathy for American troops in harm’s way was “not particularly rational in today’s world.”

He claims our troops go overseas to kill other human beings.

He took exception to the school displaying an American flag.  He states it’s “not a politically neutral act.”

Mr. Avery, I’m sorry to hear that you have to work in such a hostile environment.  My advice? Just leave. Leave that “shameful” university and move on. Overseas. Where it’s boiling hot and dust fills your lungs. Where people are oppressed. Where wars are being fought, and innocent men, women, and children are being murdered.

Teach law in countries that don’t follow laws. Be “politically neutral” in countries that are politically “charged.” And when the powder keg is lit? When you’re targeted for being an American?

Don’t worry, it’ll be OK.  Because you’ll get the “care package” you’re opposed to…delivered by the brave women and men of the United States Armed Forces. 

Excuse them if they don’t introduce themselves, they’re busy fighting for your freedom to say the things you said when you were an American.

Please give Professor Avery a reason to change his mind by sending him examples of why showing sympathy for American troops in harm’s way IS “particularly rational in today’s world.”

Prof. Michael Avery
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street 
Boston, MA 02108-4977 

What are your thoughts on this? Are care packages shameful?


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