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The Expansionist
Thursday, December 23, 2010
 
How Long Must We Wait for an End to DADT? Tho President Obama claimed yesterday to have repealed Bill Clinton's odious "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, that policy is in fact still in place today, and could be for many months, or even years. Had Obama just allowed the Federal court ruling that invalidated DADT as unconstitutional to take effect without challenge from the "Justice" Department, the policy would have ended months ago. Obama's law permits the Pentagon to delay, and delay, and delay as long as it damn well pleases, because our cowardly Congress, led by our super-cowardly President, didn't simply order an end to the policy NOW.
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The President is Commander-in-Chief. All he had to do is ask Congress to repeal the policy for HIS military, effective on the President's signing that legislation, and the policy would have ended yesterday. He didn't do that. Why not? Because he's a pussy, that's why, and totally unreliable. He has given the bigots and bullies an indefinite pass to continue their injustice to gay Americans until the Pentagon finally persuades the most recalcitrant misfits (and possibly closeted homos) that it really is happening: gay men and lesbians really are going to be permitted to serve openly in the U.S. military.
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There should actually, of course, be no lesbian soldiers, because there should be no female soldiers. The Communized, Radical Feminized U.S. military is causing HUGE problems in our attempts to win over the people of Afghanistan, a profoundly anti-Radical Feminist society. It is not an advance for humanity to turn women, who used to be proud to be the font of life and of maternal gentleness, into instead killers of men, women, and children. Legitimate feminism values womanly virtues and women's work. It does not demand that women's traditional roles and women's work be held in contempt, and that all women be compelled to give up their femininity and become pseudo-men, men-manqué.
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In any case, there was absolutely no need for the law to involve ANY delay whatsoever. The Pentagon has already taken several months to distribute and evaluate the answers to a questionnaire on the willingness of people in the present military force to accept openly gay or lesbian fellow soldiers. The results of the questionnaire disappointed those who hoped that present soldiers would adamantly reject repeal of DADT. But the Pentagon put itself into a trap of its own creation in distributing that questionnaire. Now it is bound to implement the change in policy not "with all deliberate speed" — the standard for racial desegregation given in the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, that enabled defiance of desegregation for DECADES — but "immediately".
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I don't know, from the media coverage I have seen, whether the law now in place authorizes the President to shut off Pentagon delay and order implementation at any time of his choosing (as Commander-in-Chief). Certainly there should have been an absolute upper limit, say, six months or less, to full implementation, and an absolute bar on prosecutions under the old policy effective yesterday. I would remind Mr. Obama, tho he should not have to be reminded of this, given the history of "with all deliberate speed" in the case of desegregation, that "Justice delayed is justice denied". I would also remind everyone so subservient to straight mandates as to be willing to wait further months or years for DADT to end, that accepting denial of one's own rights constitutes co-conspiring in the denial of human rights.
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Harry Truman would not have waited months or years after the passage of such a law before implementing it. Indeed, Truman would not have permitted Congress to pass a law with delays. Harry Truman ended racial segregation in the military with a few strokes of a pen.
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Barack Obama is no Harry Truman, and Truman wasn't even a great President.
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(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,430 — for Israel.)



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