Skip to comments.Lesbian cadet who quit seeks return to West Point
Posted on 11/26/2010 1:24:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) -- Katherine Miller got pretty good at hiding her sexuality in high school, brushing off questions about her weekend plans and referring to her girlfriend, Kristin, as "Kris."
She figured she could pull it off at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, too.
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What tiresome people.
What can't you get a degree for now?
Slap me stupid and call me silly. Who in the world did not know this was going to happen? Why else was ‘it’s’ departure so dramatic? Do they know any other way?
You can’t quit while on patrol or at post. Why let her back when she’s quit before she’s even begun a military career and under false pretenses at that. Don’t set a precedent.
For instance, I never wanted children. I'm a female that has no interest in having and raising kids. I got a lot of flak for that, "You're not a real woman," and "you're a biological dead-end," and "you're selfish and there is something wrong with you."
I could have avoided the disapproval by lying and saying I was sterile, or it just hasn't happened for me yet, or often just keeping my big mouth shut. As it is, I opted for shooting off at the mouth and getting into arguments with people. It would have been NICE to have people simply accept that some of us don't want children... but... most people just don't understand this so I didn't get the acceptance. End of the world? No. You see, you just can't have everything.
I would say this to anyone who in some way or another doesn't fit into the mainstream. Look: if you aren't being actively persecuted, just appreciate what's good in your life and stop expecting that some day everyone will By God Learn to accept you. Why should they? There are things I don't accept about other people. We cannot all have an endless daily supply of validation, reassurance, and support. You get some things; you don't get others. That's life.
Third year student ~ she was doing OK and then “they” put Obama into office and she thought she could “come out” ~ obviously she had not studied the situation sufficiently.
No one was supposed to ask so this sounds rather phony.
and SHE wants to be a leader?
I've read that book twice now and nowhere have I seen any evidence of "I" or "Me" or one's sexual preferences. The I's and Me's and one's sexuality are non-existant, the Academy is about Duty, Honor and Country.........Any violation of those three principles deserves expulsion with no chance of reinstatement.
The mere fact that this lesbian is attempting to get reinstated following her voluntary resignation is proof that she does not, nor ever has, embraced the code of West Point........
I might come across as an old timer, but my problem is not with her sexuality. It is with her breaking the honor code.
When you break the honor code, it is not about the lie or the theft. It is about a complete disregard for your comrades-the folks that have committed to to living under the code. It is about trust. And when you lose that, you have abdicated the right to lead.
Sorry Charlie, you’ve been weighed and measured. And you have come up short.
What a well reasoned post, I enjoyed reading it and it made me think. Your name is perfect as was your post!
as screwed-up PC as the military is nowadays, she’d probably fit right in.
She presumes herself a would be leader but can't even summon up the courage to engage in verbal combat.
Maybe someone forgot to tell the Admiral that no one is handing out fifth stars anymore, so he can stopping selling out his troops to kiss Obama's @#$.
Thank you. That’s the nicest response I’m likely to get.
West Point is there to build leaders.
Someone that lives a life of lies is hardly a candidate for such a program.
Well done, El Perfecto — and Happy Thanksgiving!
If she quit the USMA, did she reimburse the Army for the free education she was given? She chose to violate the contract she signed to get out, as far as I know, so why hasn’t she made restitution?
Adm. Mike Mullen told ABC's "This Week" this month that asking people to lie about themselves goes against the integrity of the armed forces.....so keeping your mouth shut about a controversial subject constitutes lying?
They had this person on ESPN Outside The Lines a few weeks ago.
I don’t care if her preference is for men, women, dogs or cats but she was insufferably smug not to mention clueless considering the policy was in place long before she thought about attending.
“I shouldn’t have to lie about who I am.”
You’re right - you shouldn’t. Go be genuine at another school where it won’t break a rule.
It’s both. Homosexuals are mentally and morally ill and do not belong in the military or military schools.
how many liberals who are straight would be comfortable sharing berthing facilities with a gay person? That is the one question they do not ask. This can really be critcial when you lack privacy and deployed for months at a time when the desires raise up. In Dessert Storm 30% of female sailors shipped home due pregancy including those married and separated from hubby.
I for one recall the odor created every month especially when you lack adequate washing facilities for females. It was bad enough between males..
I cannot believe any school would offer such a ridiculous class!!!!
She has found freedom in the school's gay community and likes staying up late. Still, her heart is in West Point.
She is full of sh!t. She wanted to go to West Point just to say she went to West Point. How do you attend the premier military school and not understand that the Military is NOT about YOU? She does not belong amongst those willing to serve, she is too self centered. Obviously there were other others who CHOSE to NOT make an issue about their sexuality and forge through. If the only way you can function in life is to identify with you sex life then the military is not the place for you, find something else more suited to your "identity".
I am shocked and deeply embarrassed about the fool who is Adm. Mullen.
Thanks for posting that endorsement of A Perfect Lady. I agree wholeheartedly.
Future head of DHS?
Well said, HT. Full marks.
“The harshest criticism from her former classmates came after she wore her dress whites while walking the red carpet with Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards. They felt she was using her uniform to make a political statement.”
....her former classmates are right...she besmirches the uniform by doing that....BUT....with Obama in the WH, I’d say the odds are very good she’ll get back in the USMA...and guess what?....when that happens; the MSM and intellectuals will celebrate her as a ‘pioneer’ and swoon over her ‘courage’
Anyone who would say those things to you is stupid beyond belief. Having or not having children has to be one of the most personal decisions one could make.
My wife and I have 4 adult children, 13 grand children and 4 great grands. The newest g/daughter born just this week. That's all our business and your choices are yours. God bless you.
In this case I think it's more a matter of having your pie and eating it too.
Even the fag who sued the Army who got out...wants in again. These damn drama queens.
Real officers don’t give a rats axe about another officer’s sex life (unless it’s their spouse’s sex life that is). So STFU and don’t tell. And don’t try to make me appreciate your alternate lifestyle because I follow the Bible and I think your alternate lifestyle is immoral and against God’s will for you.
No. she quit just before she was required to pay back the two years of free education. I guess she found out Yale was too expensive.
I’m guessing she did not excell in English.