Obama/Democrats To Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Law.
By: Guest Authors
By: J.D. Longstreet
Here we go again! The Democrats are set to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law banning homosexuals from serving in the military of the United States. This is no joke. As utterly absurd as this sounds, they are set to do it… and I have no doubt they will manage to get it done this time.
Obama’s new Press Secretary has declared that Obama will do it. Of course, Obama can’t do it alone, even though he will be the Commander-in-Chief. The Constitution leaves that up to the Congress… and… since the Congress is now populated with old hippies and socialists it is a given, a fait accompli!
Now, let’s understand something. Don’t ask, Don’t Tell is NOT a policy. It is a Federal Law, a Public Law. Methinks this has not been clearly understood.
OK, so what DOES the law actually say? You can read it, in it’s entirety HERE.
Here are a few highlights of the law as it stands (temporarily) today:
“Pursuant to the powers conferred by section 8 article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, it lies within the discretion of the Congress to establish qualifications for and conditions of service in the armed forces,” the law states.
Moving right along… the law says: “The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a long-standing element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service.”
It further says: “The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability,”.
Then comes the clincher: “A member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense,” the law continues, “if one or more of the following findings is made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations: (1) That the member has engaged in, attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in a homosexual act or acts â€¦ (2) That the member has stated that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect â€¦ (3) That the member has married or attempted to marry a person known to be of the same biological sex.”
Under the terms of the law homosexuals could serve in the US military as long as they kept quiet about their sexual orientation and didn’t go public with it, by admitting it, or openly taking part in homosexual activity. If either occurred, homosexuals were shown the door and bade farewell from the US Military.
As a veteran, when I served, a homosexual was not allowed in the service, period. If they did manage to get in, as soon as they were found out, they were gone. And it was quick.
During my time in the US Army there was no such thing as privacy. You did everything as a unit. You slept in the same room, you showered together, you ate together, and you even relived yourself in full view of all the other soldiers who happened to be in the latrine at the same time. There were no “stalls” with toilets in them. There was a line of toilets, in a row, and it was quit possible for two soldiers to have a conversation, while relieving themselves, sitting on those toilets. Did I mention there was no privacy? I did, didn’t I?
It was important that a soldier knew his fellow soldier was the same gender as he was.
Look, having a known homosexual in a military unit disrupts that unit’s cohesiveness. If it happens to be a combat unit, lives are at stake.
In a piece I wrote and published back in July of 2008 I said the following: “So why is this coming up now? The answer is simple. Take a look at what is probably going to happen n November. The most liberal senator in the US Senate is probably going to win the next election and become the President of the US. Add to that the increase in numbers in the Congress of ultra-liberal democrats cinching their control over the two branches of the government and with a Supreme Court that is almost as liberal as it is conservativeâ€¦ and you have to ask??? The “iron will be hot” and they intend to strike. There is no reason to believe they will fail in striking down any and all laws that might keep homosexuals out of the US military. Don’t ask, don’t tell is doomed. Bet on it!
Get used to it. A liberal/progressive/socialist/Marxist take over of the US government is in the offing. We old fogies who believe in freedom had a pretty good run, but we are no longer wanted and the Eurocrats and Neocomms (New Commies) are set to take over and roll back the freedom(s) we worked so hard to preserve for nearly three centuries. The destruction of the hated US Military is just one of their goals. And that is why the issue has resurfaced at this particular time.
Get ready, America. We are about to witness the destruction of a way of life envied the world over as the Socialist and Neocomms tear down the last best hope of mankind on this planet.”
Don’t worry. My crystal ball is stowed safely away for a while. Of course, that wasn’t the greatest prognostication I have made. In fact it was one of the easiest. Only the dimmest of dim bulbs could have actually believed that Mr. McCain had a prayer at beating Obama and the media.
So, back to the topic at hand. A democrat from (where else?) California is set to introduce the legislation to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Law. Rep. Ellen Tauscher to be exact. Tauscher’s bill is titled: “The Military Readiness Enhancement Act.”
Now, you would think a bill to do away with the Don’t ask, Don’t tell law would be enough, wouldn’t you? But… NO. It’s not. The Bill Tauscher will introduce will , if passed, allow those homosexuals who have been discharged from the military as a result of violating the Don’t ask, Don’t tell law will be allowed to return to active duty. The bill is set to be introduced in a few weeks and it is reported to already have nearly 150 co-sponsors already signed up.
National Review has an article citing a survey by the Military Times which indicates that passage of the “The Military Readiness Enhancement Act.” repealing the Don’t ask, Don’t tell law would result in the loss of between 141,000 and 323,000 active duty troops. That is a loss of around 23% of our standing military force. We recommend you read this article. You’ll find it HERE. One has to wonder what percentage of the various Reserve Services would also refuse to serve with homosexuals. Anyway you parse it, it will lead to the degradation of our military almost overnight.
Thankfully, it is a rare thing for an incoming president to inherit a war. But this one is inheriting TWO wars. Our military is stretched and a number of veterans, having done two or more tours in the combat zones do not need this additional worry and aggravation.
We have said time and time again that the left does not understand the military nor do they understand the application of military force. If there was ever an inkling of doubt in your mind about that, then simply consider what the left is about to do to our military by repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law.
Now, let’s talk about The Draft! OK. We’ll save that for after the dems destroy the Volunteer Military and we HAVE to fall back on The Draft.
J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in â€œAmerica Firstâ€.
He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an â€œin the fieldâ€ and â€œon-airâ€ news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.
Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to â€œold Lutheranismâ€ to express and exercise his faith.
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