Monday, October 12, 2009

Don't Ask...Don't Tell...Why?

To me, a civilian, this policy is akin to my one year old covering his eyes to hide from me.

Regardless of whether you never ask and never tell, gays ARE in the military. So what's the difference if you asked or told?

"...President Barack Obama says he knows gay rights activists get impatient but he says this country has made progress and will make more in defending those rights.

He says he is committed to their goals and he will achieve them

On the eve of a major gay-rights rally, Obama addressed thousands of gays and lesbians at a fundraising dinner Saturday night for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay-rights group.

Since Obama took office in January, some advocates have complained Obama has not followed through on promises to push top gay rights issues. They are looking for firm commitments on such issues as ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military and pushing tough nondiscrimination policies..." (source)

What is the heart of the opposition here...? Whether you think GAY is a choice or not isn't the issue. Whether you think GAY is right or wrong ISN'T the issue. The issue is we have a government policy that prohibits someone from SAYING something. Crazy when you think of it that way, huh?

I say ANYONE that is willing to put their life on the line for this country should not be stripped of any right that the person next to them has...

...that's just the opinion of this straight civilian that respects the hell out of ANYONE willing to don the uniform and walk the line for me and mine.

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