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December 21, 2014

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law was overdue

Congratulations to gays, lesbians and their supporters for overturning the heinous “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that hunted down and persecuted people — who were willing to fight and die for their country — just because of who they were. Thousands of soldiers were kicked out of the U.S. military and billions of taxpayer dollars were wasted because of the irrational fears of petty bigots.

You did this all on your own; you didn’t back down and you held the politicians who made promises to you to follow through. Note to President Barack Obama: This is what real victory looks like. No compromises and no giving in.

Strangely enough, “don’t ask, don’t tell” was a “compromise” written by Republicans and conservative Democrats that continued an old military policy of discrimination that shamefully allowed then-President Bill Clinton to claim victory and dodge his promise to the gay and lesbian community.

Any bets that in two years “don’t ask, don’t tell” supporter Sen. John McCain will be giving a speech saying, “I told you so”? Any bets that in two years the conservative corporate press will be covering the story that the military didn’t fall apart and that the supporters of “don’t ask, don’t tell” were absolutely wrong?

I can hear the silence now.

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  1. but what about "showers" ????????? soap on a rope?

  2. Why are people fixated on someone else's preference?
    I must be old fashioned because I feel that it is private or even sacred what goes on between two people. I mean can you see your self having to declare your preference every time you go some where. I know some of you people that are against the alternative lifestyle are also business owners why don't you ask every one that walks through you door what they are and refuse to do business with them if you feel so strongly about it.......
    Post this sign on your door no Gay or Lesbian Military personnel with in this establishment.

  3. To those Gay lovers,
    I hope you have kids who are in the military and are straight. Otherwise you and everyone in congress have no idea what it is going to be like. Do you really think your gay friend will be able to take a shower next to a bunch of other guys and it not be a Hard situation. If you do, your a moron.

  4. @ Gas_Passer - You are pretty funny.

  5. "...irrational fears of petty bigots." What else needs to be said on this subject?