Friday, August 19, 2005

Seething hatred... bile rising... incoherent sputtering....

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, a Michigan conservative public-policy organization that concentrates on military personnel issues, said homosexuality is incompatible with military service and people such as Sparks should not be allowed to serve.

Yes, his 14 years in the military certainly shows that he wasn't compatible with service.

"If we really want to hurt recruiting, all we have to do is stand by and let the federal court strike down this law and open the military to homosexuals," Donnelly said.

"That would have a tremendous negative effect on recruiting and would hurt our volunteer force and dissuade young people from joining the military."

Brilliant. The way to hurt recruiting is to open it up to a group of people who previously could not be recruited. Makes perfect sense! Just like how we can ensure that there are more marriages by making sure that a certain portion of our population can't have them!

Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness, said she believes gays simply should not serve in the military: "It's a matter of good order, discipline and morale.

There's really nothing that can be added to that.

"To imply that sexuality doesn't matter, shouldn't matter in the military ... is not fair to the majority of young people who want to serve."

Really? To give a minority the same rights as the majority is somehow unfair to that majority? How does that work, exactly? And does it mean we should repeal the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments?

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