UPDATE: Video of the event too dangerous for High School kids to see.
Apparently the left doesn't have any heroes, they believe that anyone in or out of uniform who is not protesting or telling tales of atrocities reminiscent of Jenjis Khan, is simply a tool of the vast right-wing conspiracy. In the La La land inhabited by the liberals in Minneapolis the voices of our heroes cannot be heard unless countered by the progressive voices of the anti-war crowd, and even then they are not suitable for High School children. I mean God forbid they gain a positive view of our military or hear that brave deeds have been done in support of Bush's illegal war.
The National Heroes Tour is in Minneapolis today for a number of events, however we will not be visiting Forest Lake High School because the right of whiny left-wing buttheads to censor the troops out weighs the right of American students to hear from and meet the folks who have risked their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy. This is Pete Hegseth's High School and he had personally arranged for a non-partisan event where students could hear from the vets and ask them questions about their service. This so offended the delicate sensibilities of the usual suspects that they began hassling the Principal and threatening protests.
Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.
He said the school had received several phone calls from parents and others, some of whom indicated that they may stage a protest if the event took place.
"The event was structured to be an academic classroom discussion around military service. We thought we'd provide an opportunity for kids to learn about service in the context of our history classes," Massey said. "As the day progressed, it became clear that this was becoming a political event ... which would be inappropriate in a public setting.
The only politicization of the event came from the anti-military activists and their need to censor any message that shows the military and the war in anything but a negative light. So as usual the left has decided that they will shout down anyone who dares to believe that, like the vast majority of Americans, the military is our most-trusted institution. They know that if the students are exposed to these brave patriots they will think well of them and maybe even support their mission. That is anathema to them and so they began agitating and sadly the Principal caved. The very idea that the troops espouse a message that is somehow inappropriate is a sad commentary on the mental processes of these people, but sadder yet is that the leadership of a public school would favor their deranged yammerings over straight talk from our heroes.