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.