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Ask, tell, whatever

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As somebody who’s considered a conservative, or at least a conservative sympathizer, I’m probably expected to be up in arms about the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But I’m really not. I was ambivalent about it to begin with, and the more I think about it, the more I’m okay with putting it aside.

The way I see it, making the sacrifice to serve your country is one of the noblest things you can do. If you’re physically and mentally fit to serve, can we really afford to turn you away? Isn’t stopping the bad guys more important than protecting the feelings of people who hate gays?

I understand that there will be drawbacks, unintended consequences. It’s going to be tough at first for gays in the military who come out, but it’ll be their choice to make. I understand the concept of unit cohesion, but I also know we have the greatest military in the history of the world. I trust that they can make it work. They stopped the Nazis; are they really going to fall apart over the Nancies?

This isn’t to say that if you’re gay you have the right to serve, or that you’re entitled to it and anybody who says differently is a big meanie and you get to scream at them. No. That might make you feel better, but no. I just figure, hey, we can use all the help we can get defending America.

Besides, it’ll give the terrorists yet another reason to hate us. The Gitmo detainees already go out of their minds when addressed directly by a female with her whole face showing. Just think how these 12th-Century dip$#!+s will react when they get their butts kicked by some gay dudes. It’ll just add to the humiliation.

Also: Gary Johnson said so. And the Dems have had a really bad couple of months. They need a victory to cling to.

Okay, go ahead and yell at me in the comments. If haranguing a cripple makes you feel better…

Jim Treacher