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1993: Kerry "Lifting ban on gays in the military is one of those things that we have to do"
Senate Records ^ | January 27, 1993 | nwrep

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 ...


TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1993; buttboinkers; deviantfreaks; dontaskdonttell; gays; gayvote; homosexual; homosexualagenda; kerry; military; perverts; sickos; sphincterboners; veterans; vietnam

1 posted on 08/08/2004 10:21:09 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Yet another Kerry+Gay Agenda alert.


2 posted on 08/08/2004 10:24:12 AM PDT by little jeremiah (The Islamic Jihad and the Homosexual Jihad both want to destroy us.)
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To: little jeremiah

I quess he did not learn from pres 42s little spat with the military.


3 posted on 08/08/2004 10:27:49 AM PDT by navygal (God loves all sinners, just not the sin.)
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To: nwrep

This should be a fun post...


4 posted on 08/08/2004 10:29:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: All

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


5 posted on 08/08/2004 10:43:03 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: nwrep

More stuff that will never see the light of day unless we get it out there.


6 posted on 08/08/2004 10:44:09 AM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: nwrep
What he should have said:

To do 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.

7 posted on 08/08/2004 10:45:29 AM PDT by catpuppy (Tere$a ... Now there's a name that means something!)
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To: nwrep

Excellent find!!!!

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?!


8 posted on 08/08/2004 10:51:17 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: BipolarBob
Every time one of the anointed uses the word "diverse" I just shutter. Most of the Birkenstockers have no idea what they're saying, but perhaps the word comforts them.
9 posted on 08/08/2004 10:54:38 AM PDT by ashtanga
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To: nwrep

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?


10 posted on 08/08/2004 10:56:57 AM PDT by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" Pope Urban II (c 1097 a.d.))
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To: nwrep
It would be to separate our Armed Forces in an artificial and false way from the very Nation that they are charged with defending

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.

11 posted on 08/08/2004 11:27:13 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: FairOpinion
This information needs to be publicized.

Did you forget that we're not discussing his Senate record? :-)

12 posted on 08/08/2004 11:28:35 AM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: nwrep

"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!!!


13 posted on 08/08/2004 11:32:39 AM PDT by Navydog
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To: BipolarBob

Diversity, the elite liberals panacea for the little people, but not them. Bush/Cheney 2004


14 posted on 08/08/2004 11:40:39 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run( 7.62))
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To: nwrep

Your link is no longer valid.

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.

Thanks


15 posted on 08/08/2004 11:46:26 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Dork Candidate, le Jacquestrap Kerri says, "Judge me by my record".. We will!!.)
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To: navygal

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.


16 posted on 08/08/2004 12:01:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (The Islamic Jihad and the Homosexual Jihad both want to destroy us.)
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To: BipolarBob

LOVE that tag-line!

( I miss "Buffy".....)


17 posted on 08/08/2004 12:15:46 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: Grampa Dave

Please do a search yourself. Go to the Thomas.loc.gov site and search for the Senate Proceedings during the 1993 calendar year.


18 posted on 08/08/2004 1:09:29 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: FairOpinion
Even Clinton didn't dare go this far.

Maybe Slick goes AC/DC? It would not come as a surprise for the oversexed animal to entice young men and little boys. IMOHO

19 posted on 08/08/2004 3:08:16 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: little jeremiah

It looks like all that hard partying that Ben Asskisser Affleck is known for is catching up with him. He looks rough.


20 posted on 08/08/2004 3:13:48 PM PDT by Jenya (Removed a brutal dictator, liberated millions....our thriving economy....Yep, it's Bush's fault.)
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To: TheCrusader
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?

Short answer: obtain 2% of the vote.

21 posted on 08/08/2004 3:18:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: nwrep

22 posted on 08/08/2004 3:40:20 PM PDT by binger
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To: nwrep

23 posted on 08/08/2004 6:43:33 PM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John lies!)
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To: nwrep; EdReform; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; ...

- Homosexual Agenda PING -

Kerry's past coming back to haunt him again.

Where's the MSM on all this?

(If you want on or off this ping list, please FReepmail me.)


24 posted on 08/09/2004 4:48:59 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (1xy1xx)
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To: catpuppy

Ironic you use alienate.

I have it on good authority that sailors fall overboard as a result of such alienation.


25 posted on 08/09/2004 7:31:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: nwrep

Yep turn Americas fighting force into an affirmtive action welfare summer camp...
You gotta have two militarys to pay for..

One for all the minorities women and transgendered morons...

And another that actually does the fighting and whose ranks are filled according to merit...but then guys like Kerry and Ms Clinton will come along and force you to 'mix the two...to nix the two'

The idea is to destroy the USAs ability to defend itself and its friends and allies...

So why would our 'leader politicans' wanna do that?


26 posted on 08/10/2004 12:50:45 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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