Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

20 Sep

If you are not committed to perform with excellence as a united states soldier because you don’t believe in full equality, go home! ‎If you are not honorable enough to fight without prejudice, go home!

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One Response to “Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

  1. Amy Martin September 23, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    I just wanted to speak up for our soldiers here. I am all for equality. I promise you… but I will say that all of our soldiers, whether they believe that DADT should be repealed or not, have put in DAYS, HOURS, YEARS of hard work, blood sweat and tears. Many of them have seen horrors that we haven’t. They have the right to their opinions just as we do. Wrong or right as they may be. Our Nation is defined by our freedoms… and that goes for both ends of the spectrum.

    It boils my blood when WOMEN who have NOT served, automatically assume that DADT is about prejudice and intolerance. I have seen huge strides in the past 10 years alone in how homosexuals are perceived and treated. So much better than it used to be. A lot of our guys don’t want DADT repealed because of the logistics and the changes and cost that would come with it.

    As far as we have come in rights and equality, we aren’t there yet. A lot of states still prevent gay marriage which is a shame.

    UNFORTUNATELY there are plenty of people who hate homosexuality and who are “homophobic” (I hate that term because it gets thrown around so lightly just like the term “racist”) but I fear that the repealing of DADT would not only be an added distraction and cost as we are in a time of war, I also fear that it will ignite violence between the soldiers who feel strongly against it and the ones who don’t. FAIR? no. JUST? no. We still have a long way to go. The focus right now needs to be getting the job done over seas, and getting our guys home. Evenutally DADT will be repealed, but now is not the time.

    To tell our soldiers to go home if they can’t fight without prejudice… FOR ONE: to assume it’s prejudice is just as unjust as the prejudice FOR TWO: These guys are sacrificing MUCH for you and for Lady GaGa. So. I say, just appreciate that. They may not believe like you think they should, but just as you think they should be tolerant (and they should) You, Lady GaGa and everyone else who thinks like her, should be tolerant of the ones who think differently than you.

    I think it is sad that she is lashing out at soldiers at a time where most of them are overseas fighting, bleeding, and dying. Have a little respect.

    Be patient, because DADT will be repealed. Eventually. Just right now is not the time. Be thankful that those guys are fighting for us. Be tolerant. It goes both ways.

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