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VMI Alumni Speak Out In A Survey

96% Agree -- VMI Should Remain All-Male

The following results of the "SC Survey" are not surprising, but they are still encouraging. The majority public opinion, in spite of media misrepresentations to the contrary, concur with this finding.

It was aptly noted in the responses that the Supreme Court is not only denying a basic Constitutional right to the alleged benefit of a radical minority group, but it is defying the will of we the people as well. Because confidentiality of the individual replies is guaranteed, these comments were not circulated in a blind mailing unless specifically requested to.

Out of respect to West Point, the results of a survey taken a year ago have not been widely distributed. The survey proved that 12 changes were made at West Point as the result of the admission of women which each seriously eroded the effectiveness of their Honor Code. Most surprising is that three quarters of WP alumni are not even aware of some fundamental changes which at VMI would have caused a furor.

VMI might be able to survive a weakening of the physical standards, the academic standards, the Plebe System, the Spartan environment, but we just should not allow such changes to the Honor Code to admit cadets who at best are "incapable as men and undesirable as women" (anon.).

SC Survey Results:

1) This ruling will destroy VMI.
51%     A) strongly agree
27%     B) agree
0%      C) neither agree nor disagree
9%      D) disagree
13%     E) strongly disagree
2) The majority of women will not benefit by the admission of women.
71%     A) strongly agree
28%     B) agree
1%      C) neither agree nor disagree
0%      D) disagree
0%      E) strongly disagree
3) Men will lose much and gain little by the admission of women.
73%     A) strongly agree
17%     B) agree
0%      C) neither agree nor disagree
10%     D) disagree
0%      E) strongly disagree
4) This ruling is a violation of my Constitutional rights.
69%     A) strongly agree
16%     B) agree
5%      C) neither agree nor disagree
4%      D) disagree
6%      E) strongly disagree
5) This ruling is a violation of my religious beliefs.
15%     A) strongly agree
6%      B) agree
39%     C) neither agree nor disagree
17%     D) disagree
23%     E) strongly disagree
6) This ruling is a violation of the oath I took to uphold the
Constitution.
17%     A) strongly agree
26%     B) agree
39%     C) neither agree nor disagree
9%      D) disagree
9%      E) strongly disagree
7) VMI should remain all-male.
85%     A) strongly agree
11%     B) agree
0%      C) neither agree nor disagree
4%      D) disagree
0%      E) strongly disagree


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