Thursday, January 8, 2009

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Here is a comment I just left on a news article on the internet about Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

I think that in this day in age, that this topic is quite funny. Most of the arguments presented by some of the commenters have no validity. By getting rid of DADT, it is not going to cause gays to have orgies in the shower, or make it any easier for gay couples to be affectionate on base. Thats not what they want. All they want is to serve their country which doesnt even allow them to have civil rights, and although I dont understand it, I can respect their decision to fight for our freedom. I dont know why it should be a crime for them to serve their country like every other person in the military, but then go home to their same sex partner. Its just ludicrous.

Considering the fact that military enrollment is at its all time low, they should be welcoming to anyone. They have no problem accepting kids with IQs lower than a monkey, but they cant accept gay geniuses because they are in fact just gay. There are plenty of gays in the military now, and they fear for their livelihood no one will find out. Anyone who is brave and courageous enough to serve in the military should be looked upon as a hero and asset no matter who they go home to at the end of the day.


Gary said...

I totally agree! The United States military needs to get over itself and leave the past behind. We're heading in to a new era for not only the United States, but for the world.

I support getting rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell 100%!

SMD said...

I so hope we finally see this stupid law repealed. I served alongside gay soldiers and it always bothered me that they had to keep part of themselves quiet in order to serve.

Soldiers are supposed to be professionals and I think all the arguments for keeping DADT show a lack of faith in our soldiers. There are policies in place to deal with all the things the supporters fear - let them work.

I am proud of all the gay soldiers who have chosen to serve despite the ban. That we have so many stories of gays who have served honorably and with distinction shows how pointless this policy is.