I don’t see compromise as being a helpful suggestion.
They should not be allowed in the military at all.
Look. Our guys, when they are in the Armed Forces, can find themselves in some incredibly stressful situations.
And now we are ready to tell them that in addition to the stress and strain of modern warfare, they have to worry if the person next to them wants to get close and personal?
For some of the troops, this will be totally demoralizing. And if some of the troops are demoralized, the whole unit suffers.
Standard rules of civil and Constitutional rights simply DO NOT apply to the military. These guys aren’t on an assembly line making Shop-Vacs or something.
I do NOT want compromise. I want DADT reinstated. The new congress has enough House members to accomplish it, but it would not get through the Senate. These are amendments I would like to see adopted until then.