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Posted on 08/08/2004 10:21:09 AM PDT by nwrep
John Kerry on Gays in the Military: Senate Floor Statement:
It is this simple, Mr. President. Lifting the ban on gays in the military is simply one of those things that we have to do if we are going to continue to make progress toward becoming a more just and honorable society, not because we embrace or like the life style, but because that is the right thing to do in a diverse, pluralistic society. To do less would be to institutionalize and legitimize homophobia. It would be to separate our Armed Forces in an artificial and false way from the very Nation that they are charged with defending. To do less would be to abandon tolerance, and to ratify intolerance as a guiding principle of national policy. It would be to be forever unfaithful, literally semper infidelis, to what this country is all about.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have a right to be concerned about how to implement it. But I submit for the remedy we should turn not to capitulation; we should turn to education. We should turn to the same kind of effort that we employed when we desegregated the military.
(Excerpt) Read more at thomas.loc.gov ...
Yet another Kerry+Gay Agenda alert.
I quess he did not learn from pres 42s little spat with the military.
This should be a fun post...
make progress toward becoming a more just and honorable society, not because we embrace or like the life style, but because that is the right thing to do in a diverse, pluralistic society."
Insert liberalism, Islamism, gay life style. We must capitulate. We must appease. Hell, let's just give up. We too can emulate France
More stuff that will never see the light of day unless we get it out there.
less (this) would be to institutionalize and legitimize homophobia (homosexuality). It would be to separate (alienate) our Armed Forces in an artificial and false way from the (moral fiber of the) very Nation that they are charged with defending. To do less (this) would be to abandon tolerance (decency), and to ratify intolerance (perversion) as a guiding principle of national policy. It would be to be forever unfaithful, literally semper infidelis, to what this country is all about.
Even Clinton didn't dare go this far.
This information needs to be publicized.
Why is it that the Republicans are just not very good at even just getting the truth out there?!
Why are the liberals so concerned with the demands of the homosexual perverts in America? How do we become a better nation by unleashing a bevy of 'rights' on the pervert population?
The armed services are by definition separate and distinct from civilians. But if we accept his premise then the only way we can do that effectively is to establish quotas, right? We would need to check to make sure the military represents America, right? Then why should those quotas exclude those who cannot walk since they are part of this nation? And why should it exclude the blind from flying aircraft since they are part of this nation too.
Did you forget that we're not discussing his Senate record? :-)
"Mr. President. Lifting the ban on gays in the military is simply one of those things that we have to do if we are going to continue to make progress toward becoming a more just and honorable society"
What a crock!! I guess Kerry would have had no problem taking a shower with 30 men if half of them were Gay.
If they are going to do this....why not go Co-ed. Why separate men from the women?
Let them try that and see what kind of reaction they get!!!
Diversity, the elite liberals panacea for the little people, but not them. Bush/Cheney 2004
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Can you please find this in the official Senate records and let us know.
I would like to use this, but I need a hard reference.
Ping me if you have a hard link.
Kerry is even worse than Klintoon, without the so-called "charm"*.
He's just kissing the "gays" and their supporters' butts. But now he's pretending that he doesn't take the position.
I wouldn't be surprised that after he loses the election to GWB (I hope and pray that occurs) he suffers some kind of mental breakdown.
*"Charm" which nauseates normal rightminded people.
LOVE that tag-line!
( I miss "Buffy".....)
Please do a search yourself. Go to the Thomas.loc.gov site and search for the Senate Proceedings during the 1993 calendar year.
Maybe Slick goes AC/DC? It would not come as a surprise for the oversexed animal to entice young men and little boys. IMOHO
It looks like all that hard partying that Ben Asskisser Affleck is known for is catching up with him. He looks rough.
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