by Jeff Davis
Of all the ridiculous and potentially dangerous policies that political correctness has forced on American society, one of the most loathsome is the acceptance of perversion in the military. The Wall Street Journal reports: “A federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law that has been used to discharge gay service members, putting at least a temporary halt to the 17-year-old policy. Tuesday’s order by U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., applies across the U.S. and would halt proceedings against service members suspected of violating the policy, which aims to bar openly gay people from the military.”
And I’m sure Judge Virginia Philips knows exactly what is best for the US military and what the Founding Fathers would have wanted. If General George Washington had discovered two soldiers engaging in sodomy, it’s a safe bet, Washington would have had them hung from the nearest tree, that same day.
Forcing Gays into the military is nothing more than political correctness run amok. It badly undermines effectiveness and morale, and during a time of warfare, we don’t need to be driving veteran troops out of the military.
The article notes “The order poses a dilemma for the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress. They want to undo the 1993 law, but Senate Republicans blocked an effort last month to vote on a repeal. The administration now must decide whether to appeal Judge Phillips’s ruling, which establishes by judicial fiat the result Democrats were seeking through legislative action. The Justice Department is generally obligated to defend laws passed by Congress, and an appeal is likely.”
Does Obama really think that this sort of judicial activism right before an election will do him any good? The number of homosexuals in America may be as little as 1.5 percent of the population. How many of them really want to join the military? A few percent of 1.5 percent?
The Obama regime keeps reminding ordinary Americans, that Obama stands for radical socialism, Gay rights and open borders. The federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s immigration law SB1070 will postpone deportations for a few thousand illegal aliens, but that lawsuit was a big red flag that Obama not only opposes enforcing immigration law; Obama supports using the courts to overrule the will of the people. This sort of federal arrogance has a good portion of the population on the verge of a revolution. Maybe Obama missed all those Tea Party rallies and victories in the latest primaries.
I can imagine the Joint Chiefs of Staff are pulling their hair out. They’re the guys that actually have a couple of endless, pointless wars to fight, which no one seems to remember any more. Do I really have to explain why we can’t have homosexuals in the military? Ever heard of a little something called morale?