Don't Ask Don't Tell
What is Don't Ask Don't Tell
Don't ask, don't tell basically means that I won't ask you no questions so you won't tell me no lies. This is absolutely ridiculous, especially in today's society. If you ask your child if she is having sex, do you want an honest answer or do you just not ask the question because you are afraid of the answer. The people who believe that Don't Ask Don't Tell is good policy should also be willing to accept this same policy regarding other issues.
Don't Ask Don't Tell
If you are around someone who has been convicted of a sex crime, do you want a don't ask don't tell policy in this situation. I think not. You would be chomping at the bit to find out about this even if the person cannot be fired for his past. I just think that it is so hypocritical to only want this type of policy when it pertains to the military. We are willing accept a person being gay and working in any job except the military.
We claim that we thank our service men and women for keeping us safe and allowing us to have our freedoms, but we can't even support them in their freedom to choose. There does not seem to be any proof that just because someone is gay or lesbian, they perform their duties differently than a straight person.
What Are We Teaching Our Children
Most parents want to believe they are raising their children to be fair and good citizens. My mother used to say that action speaks louder than words. If this country does not repeal the don't ask don't tell policy for the military we might as well tell our children that it is okay to discriminate against someone because they were born in a different country or of a different race. No one wants to tell their children this, but our actions speak louder than words.
There is a simple answer to the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Stay out of other people's private lives. Even soldiers are allowed to have a private life. Just because some one prefers to have a relationship with some one of the same sex does not mean that person is less than human. When we force someone to make a choice between the person they love and their career choice, we take their freedom to choose away. Is this really what we want to teach our children.
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