While the opinions of the people who have served is important to note(since I have served, I would hope so anyway), it is not data, it is anecdote. By data, I mean the history of integrating different people in the military, the experiences of other militaries which allow gays to serve openly, and the data on the changing attitudes in this country on gays and gays in the military.This thread hardly encapsulates the entirety or complexity of this argument. As for my part, I've heard compelling and impassioned arguments from former officers that it could undermine or jeopardize our readiness. I've also heard compelling and impassioned arguments that it won't undermined or jeopardize our readiness. Since I've never served, I'll withhold judgement and defer to the military in matters of which I have no understanding.
I thank you for your service, and your opinion in this regard means more to me than the politicians and laymen. Still, I think the military as a whole ought to decide for itself. I hesitate to impose the views of politicians and laymen on the people who defend this nation with their very lives.While the opinions of the people who have served is important to note(since I have served, I would hope so anyway), it is not data, it is anecdote. By data, I mean the history of integrating different people in the military, the experiences of other militaries which allow gays to serve openly, and the data on the changing attitudes in this country on gays and gays in the military.
Apart from your assertion that I am wrong, this has been a very pleasant discussion. I hope we can have more of these discussions in the future but I must bid you adieu for now.
Thank you for your service and God bless you. God bless the troops and God bless this nation. May we all live in peace!
if he is a competent soldier what should I care if he wants to bang me in the ass. although looking at my ass, I doubt that would be an issue. our country needs the best of the best period end of story
The military has already accepted that it is inevitable. Now the quetions are:
1) How to impliment
2) What to expect
3) And how to react
The military has gone through this social restructure before. The only difference between past topics and the gay topic is that the civilian community has accepted it before us.
Last edited by MSgt; 05-29-10 at 12:20 AM.
I don't think a few homophobes who cannot act professionally will be much of a problem.
People may react badly. And they will be delt with under the UCMJ like everyone else.
Fact: It is hapening sooner rather than later. The majority of the country supports it and so do most of the military.
The homophobia and bigotry like everything else will have to now be kept in the closet.
Welcome to their world.
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