75% of Americans support gays right to serve

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    75% back letting gays serve openly

    By Ed O'Keefe and Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Three-quarters of Americans say that they support openly gay people serving in the U.S. military, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a finding that could lend momentum to the Obama administration's effort to dismantle the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."

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    since when do we do "what the majority of americans" want?
     
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    The majority of the American people voted for Barrack Obama. How have the Republicans supported the will of the American People? By talking about secession?
     
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    The only Americans that count are the ones that have served or are serving in the military, they have earned it, what's their vote?
     
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    EXACTLY!!! Only maybe 4% of the public ever serves in the military anyway, so why in the FUCK should anyone care what those people think. It's up to the MILITARY, not the cowards who are too SCARED to enlist.
     
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    You know........I'll make it simple......

    Friends of a squad, ship, platoon......whatever.....they are concerned about the health and welfare of their team mates. Wanna know why? They are hoping that those people will get them home.

    They are also concerned about their squadmate's family. Why? Simple.......if the person is fucked up about some bullshit going on at home, their head isn't in the game.

    Doesn't matter the gender of the person, it just matters that you love someone if you're human.

    Letting someone talk freely about something that is bothering them? As well as asking for advice on how to handle it?

    That's just good leadership and comraderie. Might wanna try it sometime. Helps if you have allies.
     
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    To be honest with you Pale Rider, I never served in the military, I don't believe cowardice was involved. Brainwashing during the Vietnam era perhaps but still that's a feeble excuse. I was 21 on the lottery, had the physical and was ready to go and they switched to all voluntary. Not joining the military and serving this country, is a life long embarrassment to me.

    ++The only Americans that count are the ones that have served or are serving in the military, they have earned it, what's their vote?++

    I stand by this statement knowing... I didn't earn the right.
     
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    Chris, I assume you are a homosexual wishing to serve. This poll is not accurate. The majority of Americans oppose the homosexual lifestyle altogether. If you are a gay and wish to serve we have a don't ask don't tell policy. Therefore you keep your gay lifestyle private. I wish you luck as you serve our country just keep your homosexual preference private.
     
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    :lol:

    Source?
     
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    Who cares? I'm bored with minorities whining.... and the reason I'm bored with it is cuz they whine too much.
     
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