I have no idea how many homosexuals currently serve, but I predict that most of them are content to "not tell."
The purpose of DADT was to end the witch hunts by the military and to stop the practice of allowing suspected homosexuals to serve for 19 years only to be discharged with no pension or other benefits weeks before their retirement.
The left wants people to believe that there are countless military personnel who are serving in fear of being found out. I don't believe this is true.
The right wants people to believe that if it is overturned we will end up with "men dressing in skirts on base after work and men holding hands on base." I don't believe that is true, either.
What you likely will have is a few homosexual activists joining the military--with no intent to serve out their contract--to specifically stir the pot and push the envelope as far as possible.
A few homosexual activists will join to cause trouble and look for lawsuits so they can get more money for the next step in their agenda.
The reason don’t ask was given was to say this is your private life, and at that time homosexuals said it was their private life.
Of course it was a red herring, they of course want the world to know what gets them off . Wait till they ask for freak parades on base and the lawsuits come. Wit till two men ware holding hands or they dress as women on base.
If it passes then the congress and when we get the white house should overturn it ASAP and never allow this to happen again.
And we can look forward to seeing marine corps blues in the Folsom Street fair.
“But will it pass the House?”
It already did, earlier this week, with a large majority.
Already passed House. AS for the rest of your comment, I must say, it is a breath of fresh air to read some actual logic in a comment on FR.
This place doesn’t have the quality of non-reactionary, logical posts it used to have. Now many Freepers are like zombies just mindlessly freaking out about everything.
I would prefer DADT stay, but if it goes I think a way will be found to make it work without damaging the military.
The DREAM act is the real villain that must be stopped here out of the various bills.