Get Rid Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Only If We Go Back To The Policy It Replaced.

The only way the, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” policy in the military should be dropped is if we go back to the old policy of not allowing gays in the military at all. But of course, the Democrats don’t see it like that:

“Foes of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays hope for better results in their efforts to repeal it in the new Democratic-run Congress.

Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass., on Wednesday revived legislation aimed at forcing the military to eliminate the policy preventing homosexual service members from being open about their orientation. Meehan said he expects the House Armed Services panel to hold hearings on the issue.

“I have worked in Congress to fight this policy because I believe that for more than a decade now it has undermined our national security interests,” Meehan said.

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The prospects for Meehan’s bill are unclear. While many Democrats have criticized the policy as discriminatory, many Republicans have supported it. Congress may be reluctant to revisit such a divisive issue amid contentious debate over the Iraq war.”

The old military policy used to simply be that, “homosexuality is incompatible with military service.” If the majority of the generals and troops had their way, that would still be the case — and it should be.

That’s because, as the U.S. Code states that,

“The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.”

It’s not at all hard to understand why that’s the case in the military where there isn’t much privacy and soldiers are often forced to stay in cramped areas under great periods of stress, for long periods of time….well, I should say it isn’t hard to understand, except for liberals, who see the Armed Services as just another laboratory where they can test out their social engineering theories.

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