Don’t Ask and Do Not Tell is Bad Policy

May 8, 2009 at 3:24 am 1 comment

From the Huffington Post,

“Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and officer in the Army National Guard who is fluent in Arabic and who returned recently from Iraq, received notice today that the military is about to fire him. Why? Because he came out of the closet as a gay man on national television.

Some readers might think it unfair to blame Obama. After all, the president inherited the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law when he took office. As Commander-in-Chief, he has to follow the law. If the law says that the military must fire any service member who acknowledges being gay, that is not Obama’s fault.

Or is it?

A new study, about to be published by a group of experts in military law, shows that President Obama does, in fact, have stroke-of-the-pen authority to suspend gay discharges. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” law requires the military to fire anyone found to be gay or lesbian. But there is nothing requiring the military to make such a finding. The president can simply order the military to stop investigating service members’ sexuality”

This law is old and antiquated.  It is time for Obama to issue an executive order to suspend the use of this law.  No matter whether you consider it to be sin; this is unfair law that deprives our military of some of its best soliders.

If conservatives are that concerned that it would cause problems in unit morale, than we should have military regulations in place to prevent potential sexual harassment towards straight members of the military.   As long as the gay member of the military conducts themselves in a professional or honorable manner with the best traditions of the military, openly gay and lesbian soliders should have the right to serve.


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  • 1. Frances Fowler  |  May 24, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I am a 67 yr. old grandmother. Give me a break this world has to many serious problems ,for a small group to discrimate againist a human being, because of thier sexual preference. Live and let live, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


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