Ask And Tell

21 Oct

I certainly hope those in the homosexual camp that want to make their sexuality part of their application to the Armed Forces weren’t stupid enough to do so over the last couple of days.  After the ruling on September 9th that “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” was unconstitutional, the Pentagon on Tuesday October 19th announced they would accept applications from openly homosexual individuals.

To quote a great American, Cousin Eddie said, “But, don’t you go falling in love with it now, because, we’re taking it with us when we leave here next month.”

On Wednesday, a judge in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco (our favorite)  granted a stay of the lower court’s decision to allow openly gay men and women to serve.

So, what about the folks that skipped out to enlist their openly gay selves into the Armed Forces on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Since they had to make an issue of their sexuality in their service to our country, they may have created a conundrum for themselves.

What if Congress and the Judiciary don’t fully rescind DADT?  They’ve already outed themselves and disqualified themselves from serving under the current 1993 law.  Way to go!  Nice job counting on the government.  Sadly, many Americans have forgotten that we threw off the reigns of the British Monarchy because you can’t trust the government.

But, the bottom line is that serving in the Armed Forces is not about the individual, and my personal preference of rock and roll over country music (and rap) doesn’t mean a thing to the drill sergeant.  As a matter of fact, he or she might make me do a 1,000 push-ups because he or she like reggae!  And, I don’t have the right to serve in the Armed Forces.  You don’t see them building ADA ramps to the fox-hole?!?!

My individuality is meaningless as I learn how to become a member of our fighting machine.  And, you’re individual sexual preferences don’t mean anything either.

Did you ask and tell?  Might have been a big mistake.

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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Freedom, Military



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