Another reality check: Don’t ask don’t tell

Posted: October 11, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news, war
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There has been a gay rights march in Washington and the president has again promised to repeal “Don’t ask don’t tell” so in keeping with today’s theme it’s back to reality:

Don’t ask don’t tell is enacted into law in 1993 by congress

The Democrats have had control of congress since 2006

The Democratic majority increased significantly in 2008

and now the bottom line:

At any time they wanted the Democrats could introduce and push a revision of the law that establishes Don’t ask don’t tell. Republicans would not be able to stop it. The fact that they refuse to do so indicates that they either don’t believe in the modifying the law or that they believe it will cost them politically. This indicates either dishonesty to their supporters in the Gay community or political cowardice.

There is no other possible explanation if anyone has one I’d be delighted to hear it.

For myself I’m rather indifferent on the matter. I’ve heard opinion from soldiers on both sides of the fence. It would seem to me that they type of person willing to volunteer for the risks of military service is less likely to be disruptive to discipline.

One might say that considering we are fighting now in predominantly Islamic countries that it might be a problem but the same could be said for women in combat.

My primary interest is winning. If it will help us win, then we should do it, if it won’t then we should not. If it makes no difference then I’m indifferent.

I’m not with HRC on issues like Gay Marriage or the Church but I hate to see people used, and these people are not only being used but are letting themselves be used. It’s disgusting.

Update: When you have Me, Robert Stacy McCain and Andrew Sullivan on the same page then something is wrong.

King Charles the Pious says all of us on the right will be disgusted by this, I don’t see how since first of all as a liberal democrat we wouldn’t expect different, what we are disgusted by is his using people and people being used. Perhaps he still thinks Andrew is on the right? Anyway check memorandum to see what people are actually saying.

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