Since time immemorial, ambitious and unscrupulous politicians have viewed the military of their nation as their own personal playthings – expendable lab rats to be experimented on and used as a springboard for their own political ambitions. America’s liberals and statists are no different.
They have taken the finest fighting force in the world – America’s best and brightest – and used them as the subject of an experiment in social engineering, involving a demographic that represents just 5 % of the population of this country.
Of course I’m referring to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Here is the time line of this policy:
1950 – President Harry S. Truman signs the Uniform Code of Military Justice, setting up discharge rules for homosexual service members.
1982 – President Ronald Reagan issues a defense directive stating that “homosexuality is incompatible with military service” and those who engaged in homosexual or bisexual acts were discharged.
1992 – Democratic Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton promises to lift the ban.
1993 – “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is introduced by Clinton as a compromise. However, Congress inserts wording which upholds President Reagan’s Defense Directive. In December, Clinton issues his own Defense Directive stating that military applicants should not be asked about their sexual orientation. Thereafter known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
2003 – Former President Clinton calls for an end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
2006 – The United States Supreme Court unanimously upholds DADT, forcing Liberally-run universities to accept military recruiters on campus.
2008 – Democratic President Candidate Barack Hussein Obama runs on the promise of repealing DADT.
2010 – In May, the House and Senate committee approved an amendment on a military spending bill which would end DADT. However, they added a provision which stated that the rule will stay in effect until a report on how lifting DADT would affect military readiness was completed.
The report was turned in on November 30th, claiming that repealing DADT would be a low risk to the effectiveness of America’s Armed Forces.
2010 – On December 9th, Republicans filibustered a vote on repealing the ban.
2010 – On December 15th, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives, in a Lame Duck Session, passes the repeal.
On December 18th – during the same Lame Duck Session – the Democrat-controlled Senate, passed the repeal of DADT by a vote of 65-31.
Following the repeal, conservative Americans expressed their concern that allowing gays to serve openly would have a disruptive and damaging impact on the morale of our armed forces, in addition to becoming the precursor of a socially-engineered sojourn down a slippery slope.
Liberals, “moderates” and “fiscal conservatives” (aka RINOs and Libertarians), shouted conservatives down, claiming that we were overreacting, and this was a civil rights Issue, not a politically-driven experiment in social engineering.
Yeah, right. Conservatives can now say: We told ya so!
According to the Washington Post:
The Pentagon will permit military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, it said Friday.
Defense Department guidance issued to military chaplains said they may participate in ceremonies on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions. Chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings if doing so is counter to their religious or personal beliefs, the guidance said.
And regardless of the Pentagon guidance, military chaplains will still need to take cues from their religious order, said Gary Pollitt, spokesman for the Military Chaplains Association.
“Just because the Department of Defense says this can happen, the chaplains perform such rites in keeping with their ecclesiastical authorization. Period,” Pollitt said.
Gay couples may get married in Washington, D.C. and six states — Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Maryland and several other states recognize same-sex marriages but do not grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Forty-one states have either laws or constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage.
The decision validates a move made by the Navy in May that earned the ire of conservative critics and Pentagon observers, because Navy officials acted on their own instead of in tandem with other military services. The guidance also irked Republican lawmakers who were still attempting to block plans to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military, known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
But the Pentagon officially ended the ban 10 days ago.
So, how does this impact the shower room in the barracks? I mean, you’ll potentially have homosexual married couples showering together in front of the other men.
It boggles the mind.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve known and worked with homosexuals over the last 30 years. I’ve laughed with them, ate with them, and prayed for them. I have great respect for those homosexuals who have served discretely, professionally, and honorably in our military. However, to use our best and brightest as lab rats for the sake of political pandering while advancing an agenda of homosexual activism and social engineering…is just plain wrong.