The nation dodged a bullet today that could have been fatal. By a vote of 56 to 43, the Democrats failed to achieve cloture of Senator McCain’s filibuster of the Defense Authorization Bill that included the repeal of DADT. Three Democrats joined all the Republicans.
Allowing homosexual activity in the American military would break it. Evangelicals and other social conservatives make up a very disproportionate percentage of our all volunteer forces. Forcing them out by making repudiation of their faith a condition of service would make an all voluntary service impossible. Returning to a draft would be politically impossible. The outcome would be a small European style military not capable of real fighting, and the end of America as the dominant world power. This assessment is supported by over 1,000 retired flag and general officers.
The elites are committed to advancing the homosexual political agenda regardless of its impact on the military. The Washington Times reported that Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, an Army officer in charge of personnel matters, last month told several hundred troops in Germany that “these people opposing this new policy (open homosexuality) will need to get with the program, and if they can’t, they need to get out. No matter how much training and education (indoctrination and brain washing) of those in opposition, you’re always going to have those that oppose this on moral and religious grounds just like you still have racists today.” (Note: the General has denied saying this but the Times stands by its story)
Race and gender are morally neutral and immutable biological characteristics. Homosexuality is habituated immoral conduct which can be overcome, albeit with difficulty. Strictly speaking there is no such thing a “gay people,” only people habituated to this conduct. Comparison of prohibitions of such conduct to racial discrimination is a clever marketing strategy, but is without scientific foundation.
(James Webb, D-VA, voted for cloture, i.e., for repeal of DADT. The mising Senator? Lisa Murkowski, the Senator from Alaska who just lost her primary to a Tea Party guy and is running a write in spoiler campaign. Interesting)