and that last comment was for "dissapointed at usafa" not "determined"... it seems like i was the one smoking ;)
WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? my argument had nothing to do with "well, everyone blew the test off therefore that makes it okay" i said that the premise of the test was flawed, to the point of being demeaning, and therefore most cadets didn't take it seriously.
honestly, what if every single cadet in the wing answered all the questions "perfectly" but lived their lives in complete moral disarray. would you be telling the world how "honorable" the cadet wing is, despite EVIDENCE BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS?
what a person does in REAL LIFE, not on a written test, is what determines his character.
It seems that the USAFA-haters have finally realized that the data in the survey IS void, but now they want to draw the same conclusions from the reason WHY the data is void.
USAFA-haters claim that because cadets "skirted their duties" by not taking the test seriously, we all have a serious lack of character, which is what the test was trying to determine in the first place.
first off, our "official duty" was to sit in a room for 50 minutes, whether or not we took the test. moreover; if we did take the test there was no stipulation that we "had" to read and seriously consider each question. our duties were not "skirted" and therefore your argument is invalid.
now to the more important part. i'm a current cadet and will tell you: by implying that the measure of my honor is merely the product of the letters i fill in on a piece of paper is downright INSULTING. i think i speak for most of the cadet wing when i say that this is the main reason we didn't take the test seriously.
my character is measured by what i do and how i act EVERY SINGLE DAY, not on some stupid morality test. even if the entire cadet wing took that test and answered every single question "correctly" would all you USAFA-haters all of a sudden praise us for our high moral character? something tells me you wouldn't, and an article reporting the results probably wouldn't be written.
wow, i've been reading over these comments in the last few days and there sure is a TON of animosity towards cadets, USAFA, and faculty!!
it seems like it's a bit personal....like this article is a rallying point for all USAFA-rejects (and maybe parents of rejects) to spew as much hatred towards cadets and the USAFA system as possible, so that they feel better about their being denied admission/kicked out, etc.
i'm just saying there's way too many valid points being brought up by current cadets and faculty that are being "disliked" to the extreme, ignored, or otherwise undermined.
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