How will the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" going to affect you?
The repeal of "Don't Ask. Don't Tell" is going to affect everybody in different ways! The question is how do you beleive it will affect you?
I do not see it affecting me personally at all but being an ex-military veteran, I do take pause in hoping that a balance can be struck between the service offerings of those who are of that life style and the functional behavior necessary to maintain morale in a military unit. Military units operate on cohesiveness and trust and once those aspects are violated, it places everyone in the unit in greater danger. I am not pointing a finger at gay behavior other than to say there is an expected behavior on the part of hetrosexuals in the military which to my awareness has always been observed. In other words, you don't see hetrosexuals wearing their sex orientation on their sleeve or flaunting it in public places in an order the top "hey look at us manner". Regardless of who you are or what your sexual orientation may be, when you strap on the uniform of the United States Military, you conduct yourself in a highly respectful manner at all times and you respect the ceremony and tradition associated with wearing that uniform. The military does not exist to change itself for anyone. It exists as the primary protection of the citizens of this country. The service is time-honored and steeped with tradition. On that basis, let's not let someone's sexual orientation taint that in our history or our future in any way. "Don't ask, Don't tell" had its merits although some feel that it was only oriented toward the gay aspect of the military. In essence, they order was, "don't ask me my sexual orientation and I will not offer it." That applied to hetrosexuals as much as anyone. Basically, it was not a topic on the table for discussion. From my perspective, I do not see the military gaining anything by allowing it to become an open topic of discussion in the ranks. I believe there are those on both sides of the orientation who will use that point to do nothing but cause trouble and in the end undermine cohesion and morale in the process. WB
by Friendlyword 6 years ago
Contratualtions to our brave Soldiers.It's been a long time comming to the end of DADT. I'm glad you will now be able to serve your Country as free Men and Women.This is for you!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqBhIsrdtBI
by Justin Aptaker 7 years ago
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by Jack Lee 8 months ago
This is after repeated claim he will repeal ACA in re-election campaign...How does he sleep at night?Who is paying him? Why is he still a Senator?
by igotinked 14 months ago
Is it possible that bisexual man become a straight guy in the end?
by SEXYLADYDEE 5 years ago
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by PrettyPanther 3 years ago
The world is a' changin' and we're a little slow but we're tagging along.Read the opinion in its entirety here:http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/06 … y-marriage
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