We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ok, so it is somehow triggering to salute a superior officer? Snowflake much? And the saddest part of it is that she is a sex educator for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Nobody should be teaching my kids anything about sex at that age. I can't believe anyone is PAYING a person to do it. And it looks like New York has picked one of the worst possible people for that role (that shouldn't exist in the first place).
This is the tip of the iceberg. Someone, probably some activist group of employees and students at that college selected this speaker for exactly this result. While most of us were brought up in honesty and integrity we remain unaware that there are other cultures within this country who were brought up exactly the opposite and lacking honesty and integrity they will do anything, say anything to get what they want. To some extent this is a problem of our naivete. What we should do is treat people like this as the scamming thugs that they are and not elevate them and take their arguments seriously.