University of Toledo College Democrats Denounce Unethical Political Practices

The University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio – November 10, 2009. UT College democrats speak out against unethical political practices on campus.

In response to the Freedom Week celebration aimed at honoring our veterans, The University of Toledo College Democrats our speaking out against The College Republicans attempt at pushing a political agenda

The celebration, entitled Freedom Week was passed by the UT Student Government and was sponsored by the College Republicans and Army ROTC among others to honor our troops on Veterans Day this Wednesday.

However, display cases and campus wide billboards have been riddled with anti-socialism and anti-Obama literature in the name of Freedom Week by the College Republicans. One display case in the University of Toledo Student Union features a large sign saying “Freedom Week” and below it rests a poster featuring President Obama and the phrases “rebel against socialism” and another proclaiming “Let us ever beware of the destructive influence and blind arrogance of the left.”

Brad Davy President of the College Democrats said “it is deceitful to use the name of an event sponsored by other organizations like the Army ROTC to broaden support for your political message. The Anti-Obama sentiments and negative messages had no place alongside an initiative aimed at honoring our troops, I’m certain that the Army ROTC and Student Government would agree”

Andrew Wettle Vice president of the Organization added “A Celebration of freedom and the honoring our veterans is certainly something all Americans can support, however it is shameful to turn attention away from our troops for the purpose of advancing a political agenda.

The UT College Democrats plan on meeting with university officials and the parties involved this week to discuss the matter and hope that such tactics are eliminated from political practices at the university.

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to see what the spineless Lloyd Jacob's will do.

He's going to ding you a few points for unnecessary use of an apostrophe.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Ah...to be young and Republican. Is there anything dorkier?

Pink Slip

ahhhahah

I can tell Pink isn't a student.

"dorkier".... lol

I stand corrected...liberals did find a way to protest supporting the troops...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

the UT Student Government would have approved a celebration honoring the vets if they had known the school's Brown Shirt brigade would had gone around politicizing the whole affair.

Isn't brownshirt a term for those who supported Hitler's national SOCIALIST party?

Why would national Socialists protest socialism?

formed most of their alliances with the right...you don't think?

Incorrect...some the last surviving political opposition to the national socialist party was the center right German National People's Party (DNVP)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_National_People%27s_Party

and KVP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_People%27s_Party_(Germany)

The DAP (national german workers party/national socialists) believed that Social Welfare was the business of the State.

Nazism isnt as simply as left or right....they were statists....the form it took was of convienience rather than by design...

The "night of the long knives" is where Hitler took out the SA or "socialist" wing of the party....

Which modern American political party believes social welfare is the business of the state?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Do you consider the People's Republic of China to be Republican?

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

The Social Democratic Party of Germany would be considered 'socialists' in the manner of which he's thinking...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Democratic_Party_of_Germany

'Adolf Hitler prohibited the party in 1933 under the Enabling Act - some party officials were imprisoned, killed or went into exile. In exile, it used the name SOPADE'

This is not the 'party 'of Hitler.

So what is a Nazi? You understand there were several parties that ran for elections. By several I mean close to a dozen.

Nazi is still short for National Socialists.

I had a great 20th century Germany professor. Don't make me pull out the text book. haha

the origins of the Nazi party were a hodge-podge from all political spectrums, including socialism, yes, but it increasingly veered to the right as it moved forward.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_German_Workers_Party

'From the outset, the DAP was opposed to non-nationalist political movements, especially on the left, including the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the newly-formed Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Members of the DAP saw themselves as fighting against "Bolshevism" and anyone considered to be part of or aiding so-called "international Jewry".

'In 1922, a party with remarkably similar policies and objectives came into power in Italy, the National Fascist Party under the leadership of the charismatic Benito Mussolini. The Fascists like the Nazis, promoted a national rebirth of their country; opposed communism and liberalism; appealed to the working-class; opposed the Treaty of Versailles; and advocated the territorial expansion of their country.'

'The SA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Democratic_Party_of_Germany)under Röhm's leadership soon became a major problem for the party. Many of the 700,000 members of this well-armed working-class militia took the "socialist" element of "national socialism" seriously, and soon began to demand that the Nazi regime broaden its attack from SPD and KPD activists and Jews to include the capitalist system. In addition, Röhm and his associates saw the SA as the army of the new revolutionary Nazi state, replacing the old aristocratic officer corps. The army was still outside party control, and Hitler feared that it might stage a putsch if its leaders felt threatened with an SA take-over. The business community was also alarmed by the SA’s socialist rhetoric, with which, as noted earlier, Hitler had no sympathy beyond transferring power from Churches to the State.
'In June 1934, Hitler, using the SS and Gestapo under Himmler's command, staged a coup against the SA, having Röhm and about 700 others killed. This Night of the Long Knives broke the power of the SA, while increasing the power of Himmler and the SS, who emerged as the real executive arm of the Nazi Party. The business community was reassured and largely reconciled to Nazi rule'

http://www.economicexpert.com/

'David Schoenbaum argued in his book Hitler's Social Revolution: Class and Status in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939 that Nazism contained certain revolutionary and socialist aspects (although more in rhetoric than in reality), and it was no coincidence that the Nazis often found themselves in a struggle with the Communists for the same constituency (although this can be seen as a typical left/right struggle in elections, albeit involving more radical versions of the two sides, and there is no evidence of voters transferring their support from the KPD to the Nazi party or vice versa, while the Nazis mainly took votes from the DNVP and the DVP). However, it is a historical truth that the DAP, which later became the Nazi Party, was formed in response and in opposition to a brief Communist revolt in Bavaria. While the Nazis opposed individualism and laissez faire capitalism, vigorous opposition to socialism was a founding and continuing tenet of Nazi fascism. Also, one of the key motivations behind World War II was Hitler's desire to exterminate communism'.

Finally, I present these painstakingly-researched, steeped-in-academia videos as indisputable proof in underscoring my arguments. They have more validity than anything, say, Zeitgeist, might post on here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z46NWXZxTNM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3L_i9o2fgA

I like the "hitler finds out about losing olympics better myself"...

From your posted material:

"Many of the 700,000 members of this well-armed working-class militia took the "socialist" element of "national socialism" seriously, and soon began to demand that the Nazi regime broaden its attack from SPD and KPD activists and Jews to include the capitalist system."

'In June 1934, Hitler, using the SS and Gestapo under Himmler's command, staged a coup against the SA, having Röhm and about 700 others killed.

700,000 - 700 = 699,300 socialists left hanging around within the Nazi party when the SA was rolled into the SS...

Nah...no socialists in national socialism...silly....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

there were elements of socialism in the origins of the Nazi Party and it was increasingly weeded out as the party took a more right-wing bent.

Gee, no mention of my Hitler videos...lost all sense of humor ot not enough anti-liberal for you?

I just want to make it clear that in NO way are the College Democrats protesting the support of the troops. In fact the members of College Democrats that are senators voted for the legislation written. However, the problem that we have with this is that The University of Toledo student government and the army ROTC are not allowed to be partisan... student government represents all of the students at our university and as much as many of you disagree with socialism and liberalism there are socialist and liberal students at the university! Therefore, student government cannot support anything that puts down any student on our campus. College Democrats would have no problem with College republicans putting on this socialist/liberal hate fest but NOT with student government or Army ROTC's name on it!!

end of story, unless Zeitgeist has another innane Youtube video he wishes to share...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I want to start by saying that I am tired of people immediately associating patriotism with conservatism. It is not impossible to be both patriotic and liberal. The claims that President Obama is unpatriotic are also ignorant, a person can not be more patriotic than running for this stressful office. But all of this is beyond the point of this blog.
But what I really would like to point out is that this is not the first negative campaign by the College Republicans and it will not be the last. If this is the method of political activism they want to pursue that is perfectly fine with the College Democrats...we can handle it. What we can't handle is the members of the College Republicans deceiving the students and the university . The example of Freedom Week is perfect for this point. It does not matter to the UT Dems that the Republicans ridicule left leaning groups but the problem is that the CRs used the name of non-partisan groups like Student Government to politicize something as pure as honoring veterans.
This display board was not a productive or supportive way of honoring our troops and I hope that in the future the CRs try to get it right. In the end of the day Veteran's Day and even the original Freedom week is a time to be thankful for veterans' sacrifices and to celebrate the toppling of the Berlin Wall.

LMAO...cut and paste:

http://glasscityjungle.com/wordpress/?p=10610&cpage=1#comment-346020

Emily Says:

I want to start by saying that I am tired of people immediately associating patriotism with conservatism. It is not impossible to be both patriotic and liberal. The claims that President Obama is unpatriotic are also ignorant, a person can not be more patriotic than running for this stressful office. But all of this is beyond the point of this blog.
But what I really would like to point out is that this is not the first negative campaign by the College Republicans and it will not be the last. If this is the method of political activism they want to pursue that is perfectly fine with the College Democrats…we can handle it. What we can’t handle is the members of the College Republicans deceiving the students and the university . The example of Freedom Week is perfect for this point. It does not matter to the UT Dems that the Republicans ridicule left leaning groups but the problem is that the CRs used the name of non-partisan groups like Student Government to politicize something as pure as honoring veterans.
This display board was not a productive or supportive way of honoring our troops and I hope that in the future the CRs try to get it right. In the end of the day Veteran’s Day and even the original Freedom week is a time to be thankful for veterans’ sacrifices and to celebrate the toppling of the Berlin Wall.

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Is that a form letter?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3368563547_1623d025f1.jpg

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Sounds like some sort of talking point memo that liberals like to quote from all the time.

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