Young Republicans and Don't Ask, Don't Tell
With our governing party controlling the Presidency, the Senate and the House, they must accept leadership responsibility and accountability for the current condition of our military.
Although Democratic Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia pushed Don't Ask, Don't Tell into law, American society has changed a lot in the past twelve years. The fine young people now considering enlisting in our military were in junior high or elementary school when Gays in the Military and Don't Ask, Don't Tell overwhelmed the previous President's new Administration.
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and 12 recently kicked out Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have filed a federal case in Boston to be allowed to serve again. The Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM) at the University of California at Santa Barbara has reported that even Arabic and Farsi linguists have been discharged for being gay. [So much for plans to invade Iran.]
One would think that, if Young Republicans choose not to enlist, they would at least encourage their party not to ban real servicemembers who still want to serve.