Friday, March 13, 2009

Government Hate

This past January the Army fired 11 soldiers for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden.

Don't Ask.
Don't Tell.

These discharged soldiers include an intelligence collector, a military police officer, four infantry personnel, a health care specialist, a motor-transport operator and a water-treatment specialist.
So, apparently we don't need intelligence in the Army; nor do we need police, infantry or health care workers.

And, apparently, it is perfectly acceptable to fired from military service simply for being gay. Why would, why should we, expect the private sector to be any different? Why should we expect any state to allow same-sex couples to marry if gay men and women are routinely being "fired" from the military?

The US military has discharged 10,000 service members between 1997 and 2007; but, oddly enough, the number of service personnel discharged under DADT dropped sharply after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, when forces were stretched thin.

I guess when you need us, you can overlook the fact that we're nothing more than fudgepackers and degenerates; that we don't count.....unless you need us.

President Obama is in talks with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen on how to lift the ban, but the White House won't say how soon it will happen.

Some Democrats want a group to study the issue.

Study it? Study discrimination based on sexual orientation?

I've got your study right here.

It's wrong. It's unAmerican. It's stupid. It's illegal.

Other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill support repealing the ban but have not promised to press the issue immediately. Take your time, people, it's only hate you're perpetuating.

It can wait.


Ultra Dave said...

Very well put!

frogponder said...

I've found it rather astounding that the gov't would kick out people willing to serve in a war that we got into by nefarious means (remember Bush looking for his weapons of mass destruction under his desk?). You think they would treasure every service member willing to serve under such circumstances.

Mark in DE said...

A study of the issue? Past studies have already shown that one's being gay does not impact their ability to perform in the military, nor does it present a security risk. Other countries have gays in their military without noticing any harm.

Joy said...

Once again we come out on the Big Loser end of sentences that begin with "compared with other industrialized nations..."