Kudos to our elected officials. Once again they have disregarded the will of the American people and passed legislation that is clearly against the wishes of the people they were elected to serve. I’m talking of course about the Clinton administrations discriminatory policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. That was the policy of our armed forces with respect to homosexuals and until now was accomplishing what it was intended to do: allow homosexuals to serve without fear of being discharged as long as they kept their sexual preferences private. When it comes to a vast organization that includes people from many and diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures this was a pretty good compromise. Gay issues have repeatedly failed time and again nationwide when placed on the ballot, even in gay friendly California.

Now despite protests from the Army and Marine Corps and without any consideration of the front line troops who will be most impacted by this newest liberal form of social engineering, this policy will  be foisted on our battlefield commanders during war-time. Nice going Congress. As if the generals don’t have enough to worry about. Keep in mind this policy isn’t addressing if gays CAN serve. Rather it allows them to serve OPENLY. Like a military barracks or fort or compound is a place for anyone to be displaying outward signs of their homosexuality. What exactly does our military, tasked with killing people and breaking things in the name of national defense have to gain by allowing this type of behavior? Nothing. Gay soldiers will now form advocacy groups and pressure Congress for even more lax regulations (like getting married or co-habitation) until it becomes nearly impossible to regulate soldiers conduct. That’s not a good way to manage thousands of professional soldiers.

Our soldiers, sailors and airmen must often share the most intimate living facilities under some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. Allowing open homosexuality in what is overwhelmingly a heterosexual force is quite frankly detrimental to the mission. It will undoubtedly cause a breakdown in the good order and morale in some units and at the worst will cause mission failures. And unless gay people line up and sign up in droves, it will hurt recruiting. Many people will simply choose not to enlist faced with having to put up with that kind of environment. I served in one of the most confined areas of the military, the Armor corps. I will tell you right now there are plenty of people who will have a problem being confined for long periods of time in close proximity to homosexuals. That’s the way it is and no law Congress passes will change that.

But the fact that gays will now be allowed to serve openly doesn’t bother me much. I don’t like it and I don’t approve of it based on my religious beliefs and I am entitled to them (despite what democrats say). I really don’t care what they do with their lives. What does bother me though is that we see once again liberal RINO republicans like Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and the despicable Lisa Murkowski broke with their party in order to accommodate the likes of Nancy Pelosi and the lunatic left:

Eight moderate Republicans joined 55 Democrats and two independents in a final vote of 65-31 to pass a stand-alone bill that was protected from legislative attack by a special procedure devised by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as one of her last acts as leader of the chamber. LINK
This vote demonstrates once and for all the absolute appropriateness of dismissing RINO republicans like Mike Castle from the party. They can’t be counted on and if they want to vote against the majority of the party then they should be expelled. Let’s not forget Nancy Pelosi’s behavior when President Obama and the republicans decided that we needed to continue the Bush era tax cuts. She along with congressional democrats mounted a full-scale counter-attack trying to derail them. The democrats fought to raise taxes despite the overwhelming will of the people not to. No bi-partisanship there, at least not from the leadership in the House. The only bi-partisanship that ever comes out of Washington is when republicans are giving in to democrats and giving up their principles. It’s RINOs like this that must be defeated so this doesn’t happen again.


  1. John D says:

    So what’s next? Does Private Joe Snuffy walk into his commander’s office and declare he wants to be Private Josephine, and that he’ll be dressing as a woman and expects to be treated as one? Does the commander give him a kick in the ass, or does he accommodate Snuffy so as to avoid offending the “transgender” community? Does that scenario sound ridiculous? Of course it does. But it’s gonna happen, mark my words.

  2. Old NFO says:

    I predict some dead bodies… Lost at sea…

  3. Raptor says:

    Sadly, I think you’re right, NFO. A long time, formerly well-respected member of an internet forum I frequent was recently banned, permanently, for stating with complete seriousness, that he eagerly supported the repeal of DADT, and I quote, “so then [he’ll] know who to frag.”

  4. Ingineer66 says:

    I agree Raptor there are some folks especially a couple of Marines that I know that will have a tough time with the repeal. But most of the Marines and other service members that I know will not have an issue with it. Overall I feel it is the right thing to do. We will see how it works out. Perez Hilton will not be joining the military any more than Paris Hilton would. The same people will still be signing up to fight for our country. It is not like there have never been any gay people in the service for the last 200 years.

  5. Randal Graves says:

    bigotry is alive and well in this country.

    • Your right. If you don’t support the immoral and perverse ideology and practices of the wack-o left your always labeled a “Bigot’ or a “________ Phobe” of some sort.

      Hatred and intolerance of those who don’t believe the way you think they should and have a set of principles and values that they will not sacrifice to be “politically correct” is alive and well also.

  6. Randal Graves says:

    So being a homosexual means that you are “immoral and perverse”. That’s for confirming my thought that you’re a bigot.

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