Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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13 August 2009

Is It Change, Or Just A Waste Of Time?

For some strange reason there seems to be a lot discussion about revising the don’t ask, don’t tell policy for the DoD. The great comrade appeaser said that he was going to change the policy throughout his campaign. Now to those that aren’t aware of the ways things are currently in the military, if this policy was changed, it wouldn’t really matter anyhow.
If I have to sit through another required lecture on diversity and equal opportunity I will go postal. The other day I had another one of those long boring lectures, about how America is a melting pot, and we should all be friends, hold hands, and expand our minds or some hippy garbage like that, and the subject of don’t ask, don’t tell was brought up, and it was mentioned that our “savior” was in the process of changing it to do tell. This would not accomplish anything except just maybe get him a few more votes. The unwritten current policy is don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t drop the soap. Basically it doesn’t matter if you are homosexual or not, and even if you are, they will have a very difficult time separating you. The way it was explained to me was basically: viewing homosexual type pornography, or having it does not count, neither does going to a gay bar. As long as it is off base and you can cross-dress and pick up people of the same sex providing your airborne tattoo doesn’t peak out of your corset. Pretty much the only way to get the boot is for someone to bring in a newspaper clipping from the Boston Tribune that says newlyweds and has a picture of you and your same sex partner, or if your roommate walks in with a camcorder while you corn hole each other. You could walk up to the CO and tell him that you are gay and even then they will probably keep you.
So what is the big deal? Why is this so important that when there are other more important issues that we need to worry about? Even if openly gay people were allowed to be in the military they still wouldn’t be able to hold hands while walking to the PX or to do whatever it is they do in the barracks. Of course they would have to change numerous articles such as article 125: (a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall by punished as a court-martial may direct.
According to FOXNews.com there are numerous people in the gay community that want the policy changed. Why? So, you’re telling me if we let powder puffs in the military that our ranks will swell? I doubt it. Granted this is a stereotype but most stereotypes are rooted in some truth, as an upside the “flaming”, femmy, types could be used for interior decorating of those ugly drab tents, and design new pink ribbons and uniforms that will spruce up our appearance.
Rumor has it that our “savior” is dragging his feet (the sound resembles that of nails on a chalkboard) because one of Ole Romancer himself Clinton’s first things in office was the don’t ask don’t tell policy, and as a result spent more time defending his actions than completing his leftist agenda.
The current or former policy has not prevented homosexuals from being in the military, Oliver Sipple was a decorated Vietnam combat veteran he saved President Gerald Ford’s life in the 1975 assignation attempt, was openly gay and a gay rights activist in San Francisco. (The location isn’t surprising) A first class I worked with had to treat a guy in Iraq for gonorrhea in his rectum. So they are here already. Rewording the rules isn’t going to amount to a fart in a windstorm.
Others worry about discrimination against homosexuals if officially allowed in. It happens now, it won’t ever stop. The discrimination for whatever reason will always be there in some form, example: they needed someone from my command to deploy with the army, I volunteered. I got turned down because the good Lord endowed me with male genitalia. What job in the military is only a female capable? I’ve heard numerous stories of what happens if they catch you doing things the normal person would call “homo”, it happens.
This is beyond ridiculous. If this is going to accomplish anything why wasn’t it done before? Oh but of course somebody probably from California is going to say it’s a sign that we are moving into the twenty first century and everybody is equal and we are enlightened, and cultured, its only the rednecks that have a problem with it blah, blah, blah, blah, whatever. If this is going to make any worthwhile change in our military will somebody please tell me what’s going to change and how it will be better.

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