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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I served in the military from 1970-1976 so I have a pretty good idea about standing watch. There are a lot of things that some found discriminatory in the military and when there was a draft they may have had a point but not with the all volunteer military. No one is forcing anyone to enlist.
    much has changed in the ensuing 40 years.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    much has changed in the ensuing 40 years.
    Right, in my time there was a draft, today it is an all volunteer military. One doesn't like the policies of today's military then don't enlist.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    Personally, I don't see where orientation has anything to do with believability.
    It shouldn't at all, but you just know that the first time a straight soldier objected to unwanted advances by a gay soldier, libs would be claiming the straight guy is just a homophobe trying to get the gay guy out of the military.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I served in the military from 1970-1976 so I have a pretty good idea about standing watch. There are a lot of things that some found discriminatory in the military and when there was a draft they may have had a point but not with the all volunteer military. No one is forcing anyone to enlist.
    They should still be able to enlist and serve openly. No one forces those who might be uncomfortable serving alongside a gay person to enlist either. But we seem to be catering to their feelings with a discriminatory policy.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Right, in my time there was a draft, today it is an all volunteer military. One doesn't like the policies of today's military then don't enlist.
    Doesn't mean people shouldn't fight to get discriminatory policies changed, which is what we are doing.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Right, in my time there was a draft, today it is an all volunteer military. One doesn't like the policies of today's military then don't enlist.
    i was referring to attitudes. they have changed, and it seems the enlisted aren't too worried about serving with gays. why are you worried about them, when they don't care?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It shouldn't at all, but you just know that the first time a straight soldier objected to unwanted advances by a gay soldier, libs would be claiming the straight guy is just a homophobe trying to get the gay guy out of the military.
    B.S. Unwanted advances by a gay soldier on a straight soldier or a straight soldier on another straight soldier or a gay soldier on a gay soldier should be properly dealt with.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    where were you when Obama said we white folks were typically racist?

    Where were you when Biden suggested that obama was articulate for a black man?

    Where were you when Obama stated marriage is between a man and a woman?

    Where were you when Obama stated his support for DOMA?

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It shouldn't at all, but you just know that the first time a straight soldier objected to unwanted advances by a gay soldier, libs would be claiming the straight guy is just a homophobe trying to get the gay guy out of the military.
    Depends on the situation, just like when it comes to women. The rules that are currently in place may not completely take care of all issues, but at least they would be fair. And eventually, the military would figure out the best ways to deal with problems for everyone. And I highly doubt that there will be so many of these incidents that it will be a major problem.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    They should still be able to enlist and serve openly. No one forces those who might be uncomfortable serving alongside a gay person to enlist either. But we seem to be catering to their feelings with a discriminatory policy.
    Yep, that normally happens in a free society where the majority actually make the laws and since this isn't a democracy the rules are DADT.

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