If you don't ask, I won't tell, Right?
"Let's cut to the quick. All U.S soliders take an oath: 'I do solemnly swear that I will supoort and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, forgein and domestick...' This is serious life or death business.
"The Marine Corps, or any other branch of service for that matter, is not institutionally homophobic. Yet, an undeniable fact is that most soliders come from conservative, religious and geographic backgrounds that may not tolerate homosexuality. If we are going to 'defend the Constitution' we must have wellprepared 'cohesive units.' We cannot risk any lack of unity among our fighting units. "Repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy would be a big step away from national security."
-Colonel Jackson E. Rickard, U.S.M.C. (Retired)
Jackson E. Rickard manages to piss me off with his 8 sentences.
He is basically using religion as an excuse of why gay men and women shouldn't serve in the military.
If I had met Mr. Rickard I would have told him that I have friends that is Christian, and they don't care that a boy likes boys and the same with girl and girl. It's once again old people that complains and use religion as an excuse. Some younger people tend to be skeptical, but that's because they've heard so much bad about it, but I`m willing to bet all my books on that if they've experienced it, they would leave the "dark side" for the "good side."
I have different views than Mr. Rickard, and I guess most people understood that after the first sentence I wrote.
I believe that gays have as much right to serve in the military as any other person. 'The don't ask, don't tell' policy is Blacks-aren't-allowed-to-serve-in-the-military-because-they-have-a-weird- skin-color-that-makes-them-unable-to-fight-as-good-as-whites all over again. And that's just wrong.
Michael Sheridan in Daily news wrote about the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. He wrote that "As an official 10-month study shows that 70 % of those surveyed believed lifting the ban would have little to no effect on their ability to fight."
He also wrote that according to The Associated press, who did a study based upon answers, provided by nearly 150,000 troops, along with 44,200 military spouses, that some actually believed it may be positive for the troops.
I do agree with Michael, and I think everybody should do that. And in this community we live in, I think most people agree with me. Who cares about what old religious people say? Almost no one. So I don't think it's going to take too long before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is gone with the wind, and all that is left is people laughing about other people's stupidity
Jeg skrev et essay i dag om 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. Og for de som ikke vet hva det er eller gadd å lese essayet mitt, handler det om homofile i militæret, og jeg synes det er uber teit at homofile ikke skal få kjempe for landet sitt.
Så les essayet mitt, bli litt flinkere i engelsk om dere ikke forstår det, og fortell meg din mening!