to pass legislation revoking the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
(DADT) policy from our military.......
++This is radical, anti-family social engineering at its worst.
Revoking DADT is no small policy change. As you probably
know, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is really a misnomer. In
1993 Congress overwhelmingly REJECTED President Clinton's
proposal to allow open homosexuality in the military and
passed a law clearly stating that openly practicing
homosexuals ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for military service.
The only compromise made in the bill was to drop the question
about homosexuality that appeared on military induction forms.
Thus, the phrase "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" remained as a popular
That 1993 law codified a long-standing Defense Department
policy recognizing the military as a "specialized society"
that is "characterized by forced intimacy with little or
no privacy." The law was designed to PROTECT "high standards
of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion
that are the essence of military capability."
The Petition States:
Specifically, I urge you not to repeal the 1993 law, referred to as ďDonít Ask, Donít Tell,Ē which states that homosexuals are not eligible to serve in the military.
Repealing the law will undermine recruitment and retention, impact leadership, damage unit cohesion and weaken our overall military. This is a national defense issue -- not a civil rights issue! I join over 1,000 high-ranking retired Flag and General officers who personally signed a statement expressing great concern that a repeal of the law would undermine unit cohesion, discipline and combat effectiveness.
Go here right now to sign the petition: http://www.libertyac...02&RID=24466472
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