Friday, July 18, 2008

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Congressional Hearing Wednesday July 23

Almost fifteen years after the 103rd Congress (controlled by the Democratic Party) passed, and then-President Clinton (also of the Democratic Party) signed, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy [10 USC Sec. 654], the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Personnel of the Armed Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA] will hold a hearing on its implementation.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

If you can attend, please do so; get there several hours early and be prepared to wait, patiently, in line. If you can't attend, please contact your Member of Congress, and your Senators, to urge them to take another look at it.

How is this on-topic for Operation Yellow Elephant?

Well, those eligible to serve who lack the personal courage to volunteer and Be A Man! Enlist should at least support allowing real Americans who do, to serve with integrity.

Political 'leaders' who oppose judicial activism should take comfort in the fact that, for the most part, the Federal Courts are deferring to the political branches on this issue. If you see yourself as a "leader," well, then it's time for you to lead!

Those in our national civilian political leadership who support what President Bush is trying to accomplish with our military in places like Iraq and Afghanistan need to ensure that every qualified person, including the 58+ Arabic translators kicked out under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," is serving. Thank you.

Hat tip to Steve Ralls.


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