Prof, I can't help but smirk at about half the stuff you post. Do you really think it through?
Of course, this is also one of those MANY times that the Democrats have shown themselves to be total political pussies. LOL.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I love how there isn't a single scientific study to support DADT or removing gays from the service. In fact you wouldnt need a scientific study on allowing gays to serve, because they already do serve, you'd need one on them serving openly. But one doesn't exist, yet so many people "know" with no basis in any kind of data that repealing DADT will destroy the military.
Hence they need to "invent" excuses like "studies" made by homophobic religious right wing organisations and so on..
Law of unintended consequences is basically the bread and butter of conservatism. If you get people to fear the unknown then they will let a bad situation stick around for the possibility that things could get worse. Only after it has gotten so bad that it can't be ignored will people begin to challenge it.
And I think the Witt standard may be the pathway to bring this thing down. Once the nation begins to see hundreds of individual court cases of gay people who were discharged from the military in a manner that actually hurts unit cohesion and military readiness and the citizens begin to grow angry that the litigation that is costing enormous amounts of taxpayer's money, then there will finally be the pressure on Congress to repeal this broken and retarded policy.
At this point, the law of unintended consequences is working against conservatives. The longer this policy remains on the books, the less it will seem that they care about our military and national security.
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