Thursday, December 02, 2010

60% Of Combat Troops Oppose Repeal

Mitch Stewart, President Obama's main man that runs the President's "Organizing for America" said in an email yesterday, "The Pentagon study released yesterday, confirms what we've long known: The military is ready to repeal 'Don't ask, Don't tell'."

He says, "70% of the troops do not believe the change would have a negative impact."

Misleading.

And this is the dominate message from the press.

Actually, the US COMBAT forces have voiced
strong reservations about the effects on readiness of allowing open gays in the ranks.

Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, reported that the President's directive to repeal the policy is fine with the Chiefs of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps ("corpse," as our President says) and Army. He says they feel it will have "low" impact on readiness.

However, nearly 60% of Army and Marine Corps combatants---our warriors,
are saying open homosexuals in the military will damage our war fighting capabilities.

Perhaps the Obama administration has some other mission in mind for our military.

Of 115,000 troops who took the survey, 44% said effectiveness would be negatively effected.

However, nearly 60% of Army and Marine combatants said it would be negative.

These are the people who are doing the fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan---and will be, in future conflicts elsewhere.

It appears that support people and high level leadership are not so concerned about the repeal, while those on the ground doing the fighting are not okay with it.

General James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, opposes the repeal, as does his predecessor, Gen. Conway.

Sen. John McCain also has strongly opposed the repeal. And says he will continue to do so.

Most conservatives and people of faith feel, due to President Obama's promise to the homosexual community to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", the dye was cast regarding the outcome going into the study.

Because of the questions asked and the politicized position of many in military leadership, the outcome was somewhat predictable. Ten months of survey may be of little value to Congress because they never asked the most important, central question:

Will overturning the policy enhance our nation's ability to fight and win wars?

It appears that social experimentation may be more important than military readiness. And freedom.

Action in Congress is scheduled to begin today.

If Harry Reid fails in his attempt to get 60 votes in the Senate, to bring the repeal to the floor for a vote, President Obama's promise to "transform" yet another part of America will likely fail. Most do not believe it can pass once the new Congress is seated in January.

Pay attention to how your Senator votes on this matter. For those in Washington State, it won't take a great amount of research. Senator Murray, newly invigorated and re-elected, will be in full stride beside President Obama.

There is much work to be done. God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith and Freedom

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10 comments:

  1. DADT will be tossed out by this lame duck congress, as they have nothing to lose anyway. And may God have mercy on our country. RIP USA.

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  2. Last I checked the military was not a democracy, and it was under the control of civilian authority. Congress should do what they and the majority of the country know is right, regardless of what small slice of troops oppose it.

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  3. Once again, Gary repeats pleasing falsehoods rather than be discerning and get the truth:

    While 58% of marine combat troops have expressed concerns with DADT repeal, that figure is only 48% or a minority amoung army combat troops. There fore the claim that the number expressing concern among marine and army combat troops approaching 60% is false, but pleasing to someone with an anti-gay political agenda like Gary.

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  4. I am a regular reader of the blog on this web site and have been for a number of years. I have heard Gary speak in several churches and other public gatherings. He is not "anti-gay". He opposes normalizing homosexual behavior and enshrining that behavior into law, when the Bible declares it to be perverse and every major religion has agreed for at least 5000 years. At worst, he is anti-gay "behavior", because it violates biblical teaching and is personally destructive and at best he is trying to defend those principles that build, not destroy a culture.
    Retired Pastor.

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  5. Oh you can dress it up in all the euphemisms you want, but the political actions of Gary and FFN are objectively anti-gay.

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  6. I agree with the pastor. Gary is not anti-gay. I personally know that during the years he was a youth pastor and lead pastor, he often ministered to and counciled gays and young people who were involved in homosexual behavior. Standing for a better and moral life is not anti, it is pro. He is pro marriage, pro family, pro life and wants to see people have the best life possible through living in harmony with God's laws and principles in a personal relationship with Christ.

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  7. From dictionary.com

    an·ti

    ˈæntaɪ, ˈænti Show Spelled[an-tahy, an-tee] Show IPA
    –noun, plural -tis.

    a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy, action, etc.

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  8. Go to the dictionary and look up the meaning of 'anti'. It means 'opposing'. hmmm... 'opposing gay' Does that sound like Gary to you?

    I tried to post the actual definition, but they wouldn't publish it.

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  9. If "anti" means opposing, then count me in. I'm also "anti" murder of the unborn. Mmmmm.... I must then be intolerant of
    behavior that kills people. If that makes me a bigot, so be it.
    Craig in Lacey

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  10. Having served years ago (1960), I had a few regional or racial problems within the military; a friend and others ended up in the hospital from a gay's assaults during Vietnam. Today, we have serious female sexual assault, mental health, and suicide problems, besides any of those concerning gays. Overall, apparently, our military is functioning, but at what cost to society? I would discourage anyone from enlisting.
    Ok, C, WA

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