Monday, May 24, 2010

Progess Towards Ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The President signed onto a deal today that would allow Congress to vote on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" only after the 'study' from the Defense Department was completed on December 1.

This may shock some of you, but I am not thrilled with this compromise (does Obama know any other word than compromise?). This is set to take place after the November elections. There is a chance out there that the Democrats will lose their majority in at least one of the chambers of congress. It's hard to pass or repeal legislation when the opposing party is the equivalent of the Knights Templar.

Also, why would you compromise with the people who would rather see gays dead than being comfortable in their own skin? What you do is grab your party by their collective balls and tell them what they are going to do. Exercise some goddamn party discipline!

This antiquated bill needs to be struck down. If you want to wait until December, then at least write a directive that will stop all prosecutions under DADT. I think part of the article is very telling of how DADT is looked upon.

Already this year, the administration has taken significant steps toward doing
undoing the policy; just last month, the Secretary of the Army, John M. McHugh,
said he was effectively ignoring “don’t ask, don’t tell” and had no intention of
pursuing discharges of active duty service members who have told him they are

As he should.

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