As most of you probably know by now, a bill that repealed the don't ask, don't tell policy was passed that included a provision to allow gays to openly serve in the military.
I was in the Marine Corps when DADT was implemented. Let me tell you about the outrage. It was so bad that there were threats of charging us with mutiny if we didn’t stop talking bad about our “Commander-in-Chief.” Officers and enlisted alike were threatened with these charges. And from what I heard, field-grade officers and above were being threatened. It went very high in the chain of command. I knew then that DADT was just a step in the direction of gays openly serving in the military.
For those of you not entirely familiar with the military and the DADT policy that was implemented, let me give a little insight. Homosexuality is against the law in the military. It still was under the DADT policy. The only difference after the DADT was implemented was that prior to its implementation, recruiters asked (as the question was on the form) if a person was gay or not. If the person was, they were not allowed into the service. I’ve known of recruiters who were disciplined because they covered up a person’s homosexuality. After the DADT was implemented homosexuality was still illegal, but those in authority could not ask and a person was not required to disclose their homosexuality. However, many homosexuals have been discharged from the service since its implementation.
I guarantee this, during this time of “research” on the military readiness, the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) will have to be changed by law to allow homosexuality in the military. I suspect the whole “Sodomy” (which is still illegal in the military) issue will change. So, even if they find that the military is not quite ready, the UCMJ will be altered to make it no longer illegal.
While I still didn’t like it, I could live with DADT. What you do in the bedroom is your business, gay or straight. In my opinion, any form of fornication, gay or straight should be illegal. But again, what you do in the bedroom is your business (and God’s) and as long as you kept it that way, I could live with it. The military is NOT A NORMAL ENVIRONMENT, we live in a lot of environments where there are no bedroom doors and no shower stalls. Currently, there is no push to have men and women showering together. Why? Most would consider that to be an invasion of privacy. Gays in the military constitutes the same thing, an invasion of privacy. Prior to DADT, we were fairly well guaranteed to be able to take a public shower with out the fear of a homosexual getting their jollies at our expense. And for the most part, there is no such thing as privacy in the field or the combat zone. This is the aspect that those that have not been in the military do not understand. However, this is not just about what goes on behind closed doors. It's about getting the bennies for being homosexual. Never forget, it's all about the bennies - never about the service. And when you forget about that, you start to think "what goes on behind closed doors is not my business." The problem is that it is not staying behind closed doors, they are flaunting it in my face.
I was also in the Marine Corps the day that the barracks turned Co-Ed. I was billeted in the barracks while I was attending computer school in 1987. Prior to '87, the barracks were segregated. Female Marines were housed on the lower deck and male Marines were not allowed in their rooms. Or if there were enough females to warrant it, they would be housed in separate facilities altogether. If the barracks had the doors opening up on the inside of the barracks, the duty's desk was always in the middle where the rooms could be observed. I remember an male MP friend of mine telling me that when they had to go into a female residence, they had to announce that there was a "male on deck." (Of course there are other stories to go along with that, but those will have to wait for an evening at the bar.) Then one day, the word came down that the barracks were to go "Co-Ed." Instead of grandfathering the the move, they dispersed the female Marines throughout the barracks. We got the orders and weren't even able to attend class because it all had to be done that day. The barracks became one big brothel. I've never heard the statistic about how many pregnancies came out of that great idea. By the way, the other services were already integrated. The Marine Corps has always taken the moral high ground. It's one of the things that we are proud of. I am proud of our Marine Corps Commandant for taking a stand against the implementation of homosexuality in the Corps. But eventually, he will have to cave to "the will of the people." Be that as it may, the military has been the battle grounds for many moral issues and we have been losing for years, because the military can be forced to comply with our tyrannical government policies.
Let me answer a question that was not asked, “Why the military?” Do you really think that gays are really all that ready to knock down the door to serve in the military? It’s all about conditioning. With millions serving in the military, millions will get out saying “I served with gays. No big deal.” It’s exactly the same thing about the whole anthrax shot deal that was so big years ago. Does the military really have the authority to tell a person that they HAVE TO inject something (anything for whatever “important” reason) into their body? The question was answered, yes. I thank God that I was not put into the position of having to decide weather or not to be forced to take the anthrax shot. I had made up my mind that if forced into that position, I would have refused to take it. Not because the anthrax shot was good or bad, but because of the principle that I would not allow the government to override the sovereignty that I have over my body. Obviously (I believe), the next step on this train of tyranny is forcing everyone in the military to be chipped. Believe me, it makes sense when the military loose their dog tags and personnel records are always misplaced and lost that all this “vital” information will be chipped into a person so they can’t loose it and it is all readily available. Then it will be unleashed to the general population. I’m not trying to be apocalyptic here. I’m just talking about brain washing and conditioning the military so that they will be released into the general population with these ideologies. So, it is vitally important to have openly gay personnel to serve in the military to show their usefulness to society and how normal everything is. It’s the next step to legalizing gay marriages all across the nation. This I guarantee.
Guaranteed, there will be several pensions on the line if the new law doesn’t get implemented in the military. And they'll certainly find another Commandant more homosexual friendly. The statistics and information that will come out of the studies will never reflect the entire truth. Just like females in the military. You know what number or statistic you will NEVER see publicized? How many married women come back from the combat zone (or from the field in peace-time) pregnant from men who are not their husbands. How many abortions are performed on women who have gotten pregnant in the military or who have had to take extensive leave or actually leave the service because of their pregnancy. You’ll never see how many people are actually against homosexuals in the military, you will only see the numbers from those ok with it.
Here’s a little different perspective about why it is SO IMPORTANT to have a constitutional military and if you’re not sure what one would look like, read Article 1, Section 8 for a clue, especially clause 16 which has the statement, “Reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers.” Why is it so important? Consider this: Who has control over the officers and their pensions? Just think if they were under a “Constitutional Appointment” from the state. They wouldn’t have to worry about their rank, retirement or any other form of reward for doing their bidding. For reasons that the Marine Corps is a department of the Navy, this would not necessarily apply. Interestingly, it is the Marine Corps Commandant that is taking the biggest stance against openly gay personnel in the military. It is the tyranny of using the military against “We, the People” (the very thing our founding fathers were petrified about) without firing a shot.
REPUBLICANS ARE TO BLAME! We are electing immoral legislators, so what do we expect? Here in Illinois, they elected Mark Kirk (Republican) for U.S. Senate who voted for the repeal of DADT and the implementation of the new law. I believe this is the drum we should start beating. Democrats are just doing what they said they would (or wanted to) do. It’s the Republicans who are betraying “their Pledge and their Platform”
From their “Pledge to America,” (found at " href="http://pledge.gop.gov/" data-mce-href="http://pledge.gop.gov/">http://pledge.gop.gov/, notice the .gov domain?):
“With this document, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to the task of reconnecting our highest aspirations to the permanent truths of our founding by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people. This is our Pledge to America.”
“We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored – particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
“We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.”
From their Platform:
“Republicans have been at the forefront of protecting traditional marriage laws, both in the states and in Congress. A Republican Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of states not to recognize same-sex .marriages. licensed in other states. Unbelievably, the Democratic Party has now pledged to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which would subject every state to the redefinition of marriage by a judge without ever allowing the people to vote on the matter.”
Need I even mention the 1994 abortion of the "Contract with America" by the Republicans?
YET!! Without Republican support, none of the “new initiatives” could pass. While the Republicans blame the RINO’s for doing this, it is REPUBLICANS who are electing them!!!!! Here in Illinois, Republicans elected Mark Kirk in the primary with somewhere around 56% of the vote. We need to put this in front of all the 9/12, Campaign for Liberty and Teaparty organizations and drive, Drive, DRIVE THIS HOME. Then let them know that the Constitution Party is the ONLY Party dedicated to upholding the very Pledge and Platform that the Republicans have betrayed.
Recasting the Blame – Actually, CHRISTIANS ARE TO BLAME. Christian apathy is to blame for the despicable mores of our society. Divorce, adultery and fornication is hardly any less within the church than outside. Adultery used to be illegal in this country and people used to go to jail for breaching the sacred oath of marriage. Homosexuals have a VERY solid point on this one. With Christians committing immoral acts that used to get one stoned to death, how is it that they can speak against other immorality when they have no ground to stand upon themselves? It disgusts me to the core and according to Revelation 3:16 I think it does with God as well.
Legislation is only following its nature course to follow the societal mores of our country. Sadly, the best we can hope for is (I believe and this is what I told my pastor) is that my mission in politics is to put my finger in the hole in the dam long enough for Christians to start doing their job again of converting the hearts and the minds of the people. Without this conversion, the Constitution Party will not long have the hopes to be able to uphold the principles that we have set our backs to. Even more sad is the fact that here in America, Christianity is the fastest shrinking religion and Islam is the fastest growing. If Christians don’t start getting up of their posterior regions and get into the fight they were commanded to in the “Great Commission” of Matthew 24, it’s all over but the dying.
Still I am committed to the fight that I have been called to fight and will fight to my last dying breath. I am praying every day that we can have a spiritual and a constitutional revival here in America, but I’m somewhat afraid we can’t have the Constitutional Revival without the Spiritual Revival first. But I have to leave the spiritual battle to those called to that fight and continue my fight in the civil arena.
I am sick to death of the Republican betrayal, when will you ever wake up? Who's more evil, the wolf or the wolf in sheep's clothing? When you answer that question honestly, answer the next question: who's more evil the Republican Party or the Democrat Party? And when you answer that question honestly, I'll be here for you and I'll leave the light on.