Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reckless Rush To Repeal DADT

The Obama Administration is pushing the homosexual agenda at any cost, reflecting disregard for truth and proper process, misleading our troops and misrepresenting the surveys obscuring the fact that 60% of our combat troops oppose the repeal and 67% of our marines oppose it.

CNSNEWS has written an article that most media outlets are avoiding. We are grateful for their courage and integrity in reporting. A live CNS NEWS feed can always be found on the home page of Faith and Freedom.

Conservative leaders are calling the Obama administration’s recent moves to enable homosexuals to serve openly in the military both “dishonest” and “reckless.”

The Obama administration announced Friday that it was ready to “certify” the repeal of the 1993 “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” statute, which would allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military 60 days after certification of the repeal.

Robert Knight, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union, told CNSNews.com, “I think the word ‘reckless’ best describes the Obama administration’s rush to introduce open homosexuality into the nation’s armed forces.”

“This process has been rife with dishonesty, junk science, media manipulation and contempt for our men and women serving in harm’s way,” said Knight. “The misrepresentation of the personnel survey was a masterpiece of deception.”

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, also thinks the process has been both hasty and dishonest.

“During hearings in April, members of the current House Armed Services Committee repeatedly asked Defense Department witnesses, ‘How would repeal of the 1993 law improve combat readiness or benefit the military in any way?’” said Donnelly on her Web site. “The witnesses, including the military chiefs of staff, frequently answered, ‘I don’t know.’”

“According to a previously undisclosed Department of Defense Inspector General investigation of the Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG) process, the vaunted DoD ‘Survey of the Troops’ was pre-scripted even before the survey began,” Donnelly said.

Donnelly added that, “The DoD Inspector General report revealed that misleading survey results, [2] which obscured the strong opposition of 60 percent of combat troops and 67 percent of Marines, were prematurely and improperly leaked to the Washington Post in order to promote the campaign to repeal the 1993 law.”

“The bottom line is the troops were misled,” she said. “they thought their voices would be heard and respected. They were not. They were used as props in this entire campaign. And that is most regrettable.”

She further commented, “The issue now is not Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is history. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was never a law. We never supported Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…What we supported, and still support, was the law – which says, homosexuals are not eligible to be in the armed forces.”

“What Congress needs to do right now is retain the amendments that were attached to the Defense Authorization Bill and the Defense Appropriations Bill,” said Donnelly.

One amendment Donnelly referenced was sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) which “would ensure that defense dollars are not used to implement military policy changes that violate the Defense of Marriage Act.”

The other successful amendment was sponsored by Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and would prohibit the use of funds for the training of chaplains to perform same-sex marriages.”

Furthermore, Donnelly said that, “Congressman Akin sponsored and successfully passed an amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages on military bases.” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) sponsored and passed an amendment to define, for all military purposes, marriage as the bond between one man and one woman.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) passed a measure that would require the four Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marine Corps to “certify” that “repeal of the 1993 law would not degrade the readiness, effectiveness, cohesion, and morale of units and personnel that are engaged in combat, deployed to, or preparing for deployment to a combat theater.”

“History will hold accountable President Obama, members of the previous lame-duck http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifCongress, and gay activists who misused the federal courts in order to impose LGBT law and policies that will undermine morale and readiness in the All-Volunteer Force,” Donnelly said.

We truly are sloughing toward Gomorrah. God help us.

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5 comments:

  1. As usual, Gary cries "Corruption!", "Scandal!", "Lies!", yet doesn't address the issue on its merits. It's easier just to pretend that no one else has a clue...

    This repeal issue reminds me of an op-ed I read recently. Here's an excerpt:

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    In 1942, the General Board of the Navy was asked by Admiral Knox to consider "enlistment of men of colored race in other than mess-man branch." In its report to the Secretary of the Navy, it asked, "How many white men would choose, of their own accord, that their closest associates in sleeping quarters, at mess, and in the gun's crew should be of another race? . . . The General Board believes that the answer is 'few, if any' and further believes that if the issues were forced, there would be a lowering of contentment, teamwork, and discipline in the service."

    The report summarized the three reasons for discrimination: "The white man will not accept the Negro in a position of authority over him," and "the white man considers that he is of a superior race and will not admit the Negro as an equal" and "the white man refuses to admit the Negro to intimate family relationships leading to marriage."

    ***

    How wrong all three of those reasons for discrimination turned out to be.

    Tony

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  2. I'm from a military family...NO ONE wants DADT repealed; they want it enforced. They, and I, say it's harmful to our troops. No one should flaunt their sexual preferences. What if the next group wants to practice bestiality, will that be condoned? Sheesh, what's with these goofy liberals??? They have no foresight...they're so nearsighted that they refuse to see the consequences and repercussions of their poor decisions.

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  3. Just watch, we'll have pink uniforms and they won't shoot at the enemy if their to cute.

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  4. I have previously served in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge. I would not serve again as long as we allow homosexuals to express who they are. It's bad enough that they're even there.
    I don't need that kind of dynamic as a distraction. Live Combat is enough for a human to handle.

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  5. Funny - no one of consequence cares about any solider's sexual orientation. I was in the military, from enlisted to officer - the ones that will whine are the same ones that also do so about sex, race, and ethnicity. The military is better off without them.

    No one will be flaunting their sexuality any more than it already is - if all the other nations can deal with it without issue I'm sure the US can too.

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