In this latest installment of PJTV’s “Next Generation,” retired Army LTC and former Florida Congressman Allen West compared the so-called courage of the NBA’s Jason Collins with the true courage of several decorated service members and found that the gay basketball player didn’t quite measure up.
“Collins was praised for being courageous and heroic,” West observed according to PJ Media. “I have to tell you, courage would be a gay basketball player in let’s say, hmm, Iran, and coming out publicly.”
West then quoted Thomas Jefferson: “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
He used the quote as his benchmark to describe the true courage exhibited by two other men — men who stood like a rock — during the same week Collins “came out.”
West’s first example was U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson. He became the first amputee — at age 34 yet — to complete the Army’s grueling air assault school in Ft. Campbell, Ky.
“It’s not a disability if you don’t let it slow you down,” said Campbell according to West.
West then recounted the courage of another recent hero who stood fast against the current — Army LTC “Matthew Dooley, who was removed as an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College” for warning of jihadists within the services during his previously approved course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism.”
Dooley’s career is now at a standstill for telling the truth and sticking by it.
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