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Published on October 13, 2010 By terpfan1980 In Current Events

So over the last day or so we've had an update on the Judge's decision that says that the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is unconstitutional.  Now the word is that the policy must be immediately stopped since the Judge found the policy unconstiitutional.  Uh, ok.  Sounds good to me.  We'll just drop that policy entirely.  No more not asking, no more not telling.  Say what you want, and ask what you want.  No more issues with impeding on someone's freedom of speech or whatever constitutionally granted or permitted freedom has supposedly been impinged upon.

But... hmmm, if we just get rid of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell part, does that really get rid of the homosexual ban in the military?  Seriously, according to the news headlines it's Don't Ask... that is the problem, right?  Not the outright ban on homosexuality that the military had in effect, just the part where the military couldn't ask and couldn't allow people to say they were homosexuals, right?

Uh, yeah, right... the military can keep the ban on homosexuals serving, they just have to scrap the part where they couldn't ask someone's sexual orientation and/or those individuals couldn't openly discuss their orientation either.  That'll fix it up just fine.  (Perhaps in the eyes of the candidate for Governor in New York )

Nice reporting job there MSM.


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on Oct 13, 2010

But... hmmm, if we just get rid of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell part, does that really get rid of the homosexual ban in the military? Seriously, according to the news headlines it's Don't Ask... that is the problem, right? Not the outright ban on homosexuality that the military had in effect, just the part where the military couldn't ask and couldn't allow people to say they were homosexuals, right?

Good question!  And one I have as well.  The policy has been eliminated, but the part about Gays serving has not been ruled on (just opined).

On a sidebar, the local talking head was ranting about this yesterday and a caller brought up the issue of security clearance.  As in if you admit you are gay, you cannot get a top secret clearance.  The reasoning is old and well known - you are more likely to be blackmailed. 

But the talking head missed the boat on the caller.  If the policy of DADT is gone, and gays are no longer banned from serving, would that not make the restriction on the Security Clearance moot?  It seems to me that removal of the policy would help gays get the clearance since now when "Boris Badinov" threatens to expose their sexual orientation, they can laugh and say so what!

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