DON’T ASK – DON’T TELL (Part 2)

I’ve slugged this as Part II because I’ve already written my thoughts on the subject.  (Part I was published on February 12, 2010.  You can read it by checking the archives column on the right side of your screen.)  For those of you that don’t want to maneuver through the archives, let me just repeat the final paragraph from Part I:

If allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military becomes the norm, I foresee a major exodus from the military followed by an immediate drop off of new volunteer recruits.  How then, do the services reach their enlistment goals each year?  The only solution will be a return to the draft.

So. here it is…eleven months later.  Where do we stand?  The democrats and even some Republicans are still hell-bent on opening up the military to homosexuals.  I would venture to say that the majority of those pushing the agenda have never served, didn’t want to ever serve, hold the military in contempt, and don’t give a damn about the results of their misguided agenda.

Results of troop surveys reveal that congressional repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will severely impact recruiting, retention, unit cohesion and morale.

In a recent hearing on the issue, Senator John McCain warned that hundreds of thousands of valuable soldiers could flee the military because of what homosexual activists are demanding.  He said “If 12.6 percent of the military left early, that translates into 254,600 men and women who would leave the military earlier than planned.  Do you think that’s a good idea to replace 265,600 troops in a time of war?”

Bob Maginnis, military analyst added “Twelve point six percent is just the people who said they WOULD leave.  If you add in the number who said they MIGHT leave, you get 23.7 percent.  That would be 528,000 when you count active duty and reserves.”  Those statements from those “in the know” underscore my prediction contained in Part 1 of a mass exodus from the military should the homosexual acvists get their way.

It would be wise to remember the words of Lt. Colonel Oliver North who said “No nation has ever had a better military than today’s all-volunteer U.S. Armed Forces.  The best trained, best equipped, most experienced.  But now, there are those who intend to put the capabilities of this extraordinary force and our nation’s security at risk–just to carry out a radical social exeriment.

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4 Responses

  1. Bruce, you’ve got this one wrong. I don’t think there will be a mass exodus of people from the active military nor will there be a mass exodus of people from the reserves.

    Like it or not gays are becoming main stream in today’s society. Gone are the old days of the service where they had to stay in the closet.

    Hell, today it is an all volunteer force. That means no one is drafted, no one stands in front of a judge and listens to the ole, “…or you can join the service.” “Your choice.” Remember those days? They are long gone. It’s not only a new Navy, new armed forces, but a new culture. Women are carrying guns and being shot at, sailors (other than special forces, seal, EOD, etc.) are in country, on patrol. Things have changed and people are starting to wake up and realize that. As a matter of fact, I like to take advantage of those that won’t realize that things are different by offering to bet them a nice dinner that they are wrong.

    Mass Exodus. Wanna bet?

  2. Sure! I’ll take that bet. But, neither of us will win because the Democrat’s attempt to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell went down to defeat…based on yesterday’s news. Only 1 Republican voted in favor and that was that RINO from Maine. You call it a “new Navy” so I’m assuming you’ve served in that branch. How would you feel knowing the sailor in the bunk above yours was a homosexual…constantly following you into the shower each night oogling your junk?

  3. Well, actually I did serve in that branch, and as luck would have it, I had the top bunk. January 1969 and I reported for duty to the Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I was assigned a room with one other person. His name escapes me right now but he seemed like a very normal sailor to me. We shared that room for about six weeks before he packed his bags and left. Only after he left did I find out he was being discharged for being gay.

    When I first checked in, if they had asked me if I would mind sharing a room with a gay guy I would have certainly said NO WAY! I’m glad I didn’t find out until after he left. That way I was able to form my opinion of him without prejudice. I still think he was a pretty good sailor and wish him well.

    I only wonder how many other people were on a ship I was on, sleeping in the berthing compartment, showering in the head and going on liberty with me that were gay. I’ll bet there were more than two or three.

    Let’s hold that bet until gays are allowed to openly serve in our armed forces. I think it’ll be a safe bet.

  4. No one’s listening, and if they did hear, they wouldn’t give a darn. I think we ought to let the military vote on this one, since it is they who have to live with the consequences.

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