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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Everyone looks for love. So do heterosexuals in the Navy.

    Of course.

    But it's discouraged by the military because it's a distraction.

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    Of course.

    But it's discouraged by the military because it's a distraction.
    But heterosexuals are not discharged for looking.

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    [QUOTE=Rachel;1058556999]I don't understand why this has to be a partisan issue. Frankly, I think it's a mistake. It certainly won't be the end of the world. But if something works, why try to fix it? This should be decided based on a purely objective analysis of what's best for the men and women who serve. Not based on what makes a few politicians feel good about themselves. If it causes damage to the military and hurts the people it's supposed to be helping then it is not worth it in my opinion.

    There are plenty of gay people who serve in the military today and they can contribute as much as anyone else. That said, what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom isn't anyone else's business, and it should stay that way. That's why don't ask don't tell worked (for the most part). The people who serve with you don't need to know about your love life, whether you are gay, heterosexual, transsexual, or anything else.

    Just leave politics out of it.[/

    Excellent post, thank you


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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    In my opinion, if you're serving on a navy ship and you're looking for love, you're in the wrong line of work. And if you get caught you have to accept the consequences. There's just no room for that on a ship, or on a base. Of course it happens. But it's a distraction, so it's discouraged.
    Perhaps you don't understand the rule. Homosexuals in the military can be dismissed for any conduct that comes to light, no matter where they do it. If someone keeps an apartment off base, and someone sees him coming out of it arm in arm with another guy, and that's reported to a CO, they can and will bounce him.

    On the other hand, sexual conduct aboard ship is restricted for everyone, as I understand it. So looking for love on a Navy ship is against regs, and would be if they repeated DADT.
    Same sex couples aren't equal under the law outside the military, so how do you expect them to be equal inside the military? Now getting everyone to be open about their sexual orientation in the military is going to bring up a lot of problems. The military should be concentrating on fighting the enemy not correcting society's problems.
    No one will HAVE to be open about anything if they repeal this rule.

    It's too much of a distraction. Allow same sex couples to get married in every state first, then after that's legal everywhere, then maybe start changing the military. It just seems too soon to me, that's all.
    Were the rules against miscegenation disallowed before or after black and whites were placed in the same unit in the military?

    And what if the next conservative president decides to bring back don't asks don't tell? This is just going to cause so many problems. This debate should stay outside of the military for now, although I admit that eventually it will change if society changes.
    Society has changed. What private employer would give up the benefit of a skilled worker just because he's gay? Only a foolish one.

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your a real patriot my friend, not?
    I'm not military material and I don't believe in the draft. Don't you understand that the military isn't for everyone?

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm not military material and I don't believe in the draft. Don't you understand that the military isn't for everyone?
    Yeah as long as someone can fight and die for you, why not?
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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Yeah as long as someone can fight and die for you, why not?
    Every person has their own talents and goals in life. There are people who have what it takes to join the military, but I'm not one of them.

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Yeah as long as someone can fight and die for you, why not?
    Is that why you joined the Navy?
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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You are so wrong Navy. Have you even looked at your own link on a similar post.
    73% of soldiers support ending the ban (see Navy...they aren't as close minded as your generation which you are supporting your opinion on).

    Have you watched the video on the link that YOU posted.
    They show the troops laughing at the DADT policy when Stephen Colbert is making fun of it.

    Most soldiers like most Americans are not the bigots that existed decades ago.
    No, they're laughing at all the accidental shootings that will occur in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Re: Repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' to trigger draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And you are basing this on what? Your own outdated beliefs that most people don't agree with any more, especially young people?
    No, it's called common sense, something that seems to be lacking with young people, these days.

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