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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Um...okay. Let me give you a little civics lesson.
    teach it to the national center for lesbian rights, servicemembers united, servicemembers legal defense network, human rights network, the log cabin republicans...

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

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    I lived in campus housing most of my college career. Never on any housing application did it ask my sexual orientation. Never did I have problems with my roommates. When I shared showers at the gym, I never had problems with any of the people there.
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

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    you're only one person

    look in the mirror and count
    Yeah, the news is rife with the gay roommate epidemic facing society. The YMCA is doing everything in its power to protect the fragile egos of the heterosexual men who use their showering facilities. Truly society is on the verge of collapse because gay men room and shower with straight men. It's anarchy.

    Prof, I can't help but smirk at about half the stuff you post. Do you really think it through?

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    teach it to the national center for lesbian rights, servicemembers united, servicemembers legal defense network, human rights network, the log cabin republicans...
    I don't think you should be lecturing anyone on civics. As I recall, you believe an independent judiciary exists to serve state majorities.

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

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    This is great news for the guys the repeal of DADT actually affects and not the bureacrats or liberals in Washington..........

    'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt - Josh Gerstein and Scott Wong - POLITICO.com


    By JOSH GERSTEIN & SCOTT WONG | 9/21/10 12:08 PM EDT
    An effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy was poised to go down to defeat Tuesday afternoon, with Senate Democrats and Republicans squaring off in a party line procedural vote.
    This is one of those FEW times that the Democrats are right. Do you have any idea of how badly our intelligence was compromised when we got rid of most of our Arabic translators, just because they happened to be gay?

    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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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    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.

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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.
    It is because this is one of the only legal methods the right has to openly discriminate against someone else... you all got rid of segregation and that left women and gays.. women got almost equal rights with abortion, and now they only have the evil gays left to hate.

    Hence they need to "invent" excuses like "studies" made by homophobic religious right wing organisations and so on..
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    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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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The Legistlative branch makes the law. The Judicial Branch determines whether the law is Constitutional. And the Exectutive branch enforces the law.
    this executive does not appear disposed to the enforcement of those judicials

    read the links

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

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    As I recall, you believe an independent judiciary exists to serve state majorities.
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