Federal Judge lifts DADT Monday

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    I agree with the lifting of the policy BUT disagree with a Federal Judge doing so.
    I support open service of gays and lesbians in the military BUT this is an issue for Congress and the DOD. NOT an issue for a damn Federal Judge.
    PERIOD.
     
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    I think all branches of government will weigh in on DADT.

    Its days are numbered regardless of who calls the shots
     
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    True but transition is key to anything military.
    Especially in a war zone.
     
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    25 nations allow gays to serve openly, including the few allies we have. It's not like the idea is new or unproven.
     
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    Do you know what the courts are for when it comes to matters of constitutionality?
     
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    In the middle of a war:

    John: Hey, Mike?

    Mike: Yeah?

    John: I'm gay


    Mike: What? *drops his gun and runs out into the enemy's field of fire*


    *everyone panics and forgets their training; the war is lost*


    :rolleyes:
     
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    Do the ends justify the means?
     
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    I agree with you.
    I like this one better:
    A homophobe is pinned down under enemy machine gunner. A gay tank commander arrives in his tank. He radios that he is there to rescue the men.
    "Leave me here, you are gay" states the homophobe.
    I oppose the ban.
    However:
    Do you want Federal Judges dictating military and foreign policy?
     
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    I do. I have worked death penalty cases and investigated over 1000 criminal cases for trial over the last 30 years.
     
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    I understand it would have "looked" and "felt" better coming from Congress or the POTUS or the DoD. But the judge is performing his legitimate function in ruling on the constitutionality of the law.

    The only thing I regret about it is Congress and/or Obama not doing it sooner instead of ducking it and letting the courts take the heat from the screamers. Bad form, that.
     

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