Tuesday, September 20, 2011

As of two hours ago...

...at the behest of President Obama, the armed forces of the United States have officially ended the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexuals in the military.

Bad, bad move by the Obama administration. And I am only saying that with it being borne in mind that military life is by definition radically different from civilian life. It is not a situation that allows for attempts at social engineering. Those who enlist by and large know this. They accept it. When you sign up to serve in the armed forces you give up a significant portion of what freedoms you would have had outside the military. This is necessary for the cohesion and morale of the forces as much as it is for optimizing the individual to serve to the utmost of his or her ability. If this is not a tolerable situation for a person for whatever reason, that person does not have to enlist. There is no such thing as a draft in the modern United States and hopefully there never will be need of one ever again.

Those who think that ending "don't ask, don't tell" is some progressive step forward, fail to understand that armed forces life revolves around the needs of others and not the "needs" of self.

Expect to see fewer young people choosing to sign up to serve, if this kind of playing games with the military goes on...

6 comments:

Scott's Soundboard said...

I could not agree more Chris....Obama just weakened a country with his commie lib progressive bullshit....I can no longer support the armed forces of the United States, I'm sorry but I cannot tolerate sexual deviants further weakening this once great nation...I am not proud to be an American today, not at all...This makes me want to vomit

Anonymous said...

SS,

Bigoted rant. You can do better. Apparently people you don't even know, who are different from you, make you angry. You should work on that.

And Chris,

You often don't post comments that are benign but simply disagree with your position. Yet, you let SS's hateful comments through? You can do better also.

Chris Knight said...

If somebody WANTS to post a less than civil comment and also has the guts to identify himself... hey, who am I to keep others from knowing who it is?

PapaBear007 said...

preach it Chris and SS I support ya'lls views very much

Jessica Britton said...

Chris, gay folks have been defending America in our military since its beginning and have been doing a damn good job of it. The only difference is that now, they don't have to hide who they are. As Barry Goldwater said, "You don't have to be straight to be in the military, you just have to shoot straight." It's time for you and your friend Scott to grow up on this subject.

Jessica Britton said...

At least you're adult enough to recognize Scott's lack of civility. Now if you could just recognize the ignorance in his statement.ingsrut

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

As of two hours ago...

...at the behest of President Obama, the armed forces of the United States have officially ended the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexuals in the military.

Bad, bad move by the Obama administration. And I am only saying that with it being borne in mind that military life is by definition radically different from civilian life. It is not a situation that allows for attempts at social engineering. Those who enlist by and large know this. They accept it. When you sign up to serve in the armed forces you give up a significant portion of what freedoms you would have had outside the military. This is necessary for the cohesion and morale of the forces as much as it is for optimizing the individual to serve to the utmost of his or her ability. If this is not a tolerable situation for a person for whatever reason, that person does not have to enlist. There is no such thing as a draft in the modern United States and hopefully there never will be need of one ever again.

Those who think that ending "don't ask, don't tell" is some progressive step forward, fail to understand that armed forces life revolves around the needs of others and not the "needs" of self.

Expect to see fewer young people choosing to sign up to serve, if this kind of playing games with the military goes on...

6 comments:

Scott's Soundboard said...

I could not agree more Chris....Obama just weakened a country with his commie lib progressive bullshit....I can no longer support the armed forces of the United States, I'm sorry but I cannot tolerate sexual deviants further weakening this once great nation...I am not proud to be an American today, not at all...This makes me want to vomit

Anonymous said...

SS,

Bigoted rant. You can do better. Apparently people you don't even know, who are different from you, make you angry. You should work on that.

And Chris,

You often don't post comments that are benign but simply disagree with your position. Yet, you let SS's hateful comments through? You can do better also.

Chris Knight said...

If somebody WANTS to post a less than civil comment and also has the guts to identify himself... hey, who am I to keep others from knowing who it is?

PapaBear007 said...

preach it Chris and SS I support ya'lls views very much

Jessica Britton said...

Chris, gay folks have been defending America in our military since its beginning and have been doing a damn good job of it. The only difference is that now, they don't have to hide who they are. As Barry Goldwater said, "You don't have to be straight to be in the military, you just have to shoot straight." It's time for you and your friend Scott to grow up on this subject.

Jessica Britton said...

At least you're adult enough to recognize Scott's lack of civility. Now if you could just recognize the ignorance in his statement.ingsrut