Retired West Point instructor decries 'a decline in honor, standards and meritocracy' at the academy

There is a huge scandal brewing at the United States Military Academy at West Point, in which the case of avowed communist and former cadet Spenser Rapone is only the tip of the iceberg. Retired Army lieutenant colonel Robert Heffington wrote a shocking open letter to graduates of the academy that details the decline of standards at West Point that has led to an "embrace of mediocrity." Heffington points to a radical decline in academic standards, discipline, and standards of conduct that made Rapone's graduation from West Point possible. Daily Caller: Heffington's eye-opening letter describes systemic problems at West Point that he says have led to a decline in honor, standards and meritocracy. The end result of said neglect, according to the lieutenant colonel, is a current "embrace of mediocrity." "Every fall, the Superintendent addresses the staff and faculty and lies," he asserts. "He repeatedly states that...(Read Full Post)