Obama proposed a number of ideas last night, amongst the continuation of themes or policies he has pushed previously. The following are the proposals that stuck out as being truly new ideas for him, and thus worth examining.
If we can prohibit ROTC cadets from reading material from WikiLeaks, what would stop us from prohibiting students from, for example, reading material critical of U.S. military actions in Iraq or Vietnam?
Gregg Keesling said that when he and his wife went to Dover Air Force Base to greet their son's coffin, a master sergeant said: "I'm greeting a suicide body almost every day. There's something going on."
People in universities are committed to establishing a "veteran friendly" campus, and some believe that bringing ROTC onto campus is a way to make veterans feels more comfortable. This is simply not true.