Skip to comments.Senate clears way for 'don't ask don't tell' repeal
Posted on 12/18/2010 9:33:26 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
The Senate has just voted to end debate on a bill that would lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military, essentially clearing the measure for passage and signature by the president.
Lawmakers voted 63 to 33 to end debate on the current policy, put in place by former president Bill Clinton, informally known as "don't ask don't tell."
The Senate could vote on final passage of the measure as early as today but it will most likely happen on Sunday or Monday.
"We are on the verge of ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for good," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after the vote "This is one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon."
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yes that is what said I will donate all my money to the defeat of these clowns traitors to the military.
So then, what options does the situation leave us to consider? A rhetorical question, indeed, but one that must now be openly asked.
I know that which must be done, but most would never support the inevitably of that action necessary to stop the progression of America’s destruction.
The corruption, which proves itself a constant within our body politic, requires a direct unrelenting confrontation, and not via the ballot; but hardly a soul will ever take up the task. That refusal to sacrifice all for the greater good is why America is now certain to collapse as a nation—and deservedly so.
There are only four sins that “cry to heaven” for vengeance: Murder of the innocent; the unnatural vice of Sodom; the persecution of widows and orphans; and defrauding a worker of his just wages. This nation’s leaders are guilty of all four, the people refuse to take action—and God despises cowards.
I agree with you. The big news today is the fact that Dream died.
I think it’s a joke to keep accomodating every group, but that’s where we are. DADT was really weak anyway. A milquetoast policy passed by an immoral Pres. The real question is: Why are we talking about it? We need to get back to merit only. I don’t care ultimately if someone is gay. Can they do the REAL job??? If not, go be gay as a civilian.
Today: Dream died. That’s the headline. The republic turned back the real threaty. The distraction of DADT didn’t work.
I was purposely ambigous for a reason dumbass!
I was purposely ambiguous for a reason dumbass!
I wouldn't doubt it for a min. We don't have enough problems retaining people after 5-6 tours in Iraq/Afghan, we need this to spark the exodus into overdrive.
Watch the military empty out. And I don't blame them one little bit.
Not knowing if someone's covertly studying you in the shower as a potential sexual partner is going to cause a LOT of problems. But like I said in another post upstream, they Soldiers/Sailor/Marines and Airmen will have gone through several bouts of brainwashing, propagandistic diversity training so eventually they'll be the ones to bend under the mental lash. And all under our tax dime.
Say good bye to the military that's supposed to kill people and WIN.
I believeyou are right.I just do not see a bunch of hardcore marines dealing with this very well in battle.They may want to be careful of what they ask for because the end result may not be what they bargained for.
And that reason is...?
Let him...let him veto it SEVERAL times...
Mods, I personally do not want to see this thread pulled, but the decision will be yours and not mine. I walk away now, have something else I must do, I tried. If this thread fails to stay up because of standards, this will be a loss.
we’re not talking about about hundreds of thousands of homosexuals joining but we are looking at their activists who will do things to get lawsuits or get some kicked out for opposing them.
The voices of our Marines and vets etc have been ignored because of special interests.
For that this should never be forgot and indeed brought up for the next election.
Oh, but you are wrong after DADT is stopped, the military will not be able to ban any of those things. To do so would be to unfairly discriminate.
Be encouraged, FRiend ... The LORD of the Nations has this to say ...
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fretit leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.
cue the submarine bunk and small tent pictures.
Agree 100% with you on this. Standards of conduct should not change regardless of the status of DADT.
Your attempt at obfuscation by feigning righteous indignation of the word "faggot" is also amusing and quit hypocritical since you support the very act itself, faggotry. Care to explain your stance on all those “perks”.
God has called us to make righteous Judgments....you've renigged on the responsibility before Him to agree that Homosexuality is sin....in doing so you are opposing Him. Individuals cannot sit on the fence when it comes to making Judgment calls. By not making a Judgment call you are then siding with the Homosexual community.