You're looking at the situation from the unknowing straight solider perspective. Why not take a look at the situation from the shoes of the gay soldier. Living in fear of being found out, trying to hide your personal life, being afraid of being attacked by some homophobe who finds out. Thats what DADT does.Rumors don't spread. Soldiers live their lives and move on. Nobody gives a **** until the problem is KNOWN.
Oh, and I find it disturbing you called homosexuality a "problem"
It's not "political correct" nonsense. It's equality, having the same rights for all is something we should strive for. It will help society because people will look at these soldiers,and see people from all walks of life. White, black, asian, Native American, gay, straight, woman, and men, and people will see that we aren't so different. We're all blood, and flesh, and if those people can fight for our country, then their all right. It's a trickle down effect of acceptance.Its not nonsense to those who you want to impose your sense of "fair" and "politically correct" nonsense on. Im not so sure how this difference will help society as a whole either.
Like I've said before, the problem is with the homophobes. NOT the LGBT soldiers.
I think we should let the military decide for itself.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
2) The issue is whether it will work. I think we all agree that if it will not, then it should not be implemented. Part of the explanation of why it will is that forcing people to be responsible for their own emotional reactions is not harmful to the military, and will actually lead to better soldiers.
The blanket "no" statements have failed to sway me at all. It's frankly non-negotiable to me. When the military allowed women in, they, by virtue of rewriting the rules, defined themselves as an institution that allows people who may be attracted to each other to serve together.