Thursday, December 23, 2010
As someone who supports gay rights, including marriage, several of my friends expressed shock when I said I opposed the repeal of DADT.
My opposition is simple. The aupporters of the repeal claim that gays have had their civil rights violated by DADT. And they have a right to proclaim their sexual orientation.
There is no right to serve in the military just as there is no right to drive a car.
Both require a person to pass certain universally applied tests and demonstrate certain qualifications.
One of the universally applied requirements is to be able to fit into a functioning unit within the military and contribute to its success.
DADT allowed gays to do that at all levels. Now that is gone.
My ten years experience in Naval Aviation tells me this will hurt our effectiveness.
I hope I'm wrong. But it's a gamble and only time will tell.
In my long life I have learned one thing.
You don't gamble with the rent money.
OnTwitter I am Lesabre1 "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt
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