Will eliminating "don't ask-don't tell" improve the military?

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Will eliminating DADT be a net positive or negative for the US military?

  1. It will be a non-event, just like in the public

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  2. It will be a net negative, since good men will leave the military.

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  3. It will be a net positive

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  4. It won't matter, since most gays can't handle the military life-style anyway.

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    I researched the military polls to see if the typical volunteer prefers opening the military to gays, or if they prefer to keep DADT. it seems the liberal agenda and liberal spinsters are hurting the military, since about 10% of the active military said that they would NOT re-enlist. The leftist polls disagree, <surprise surprise>
    Military Times Poll: Troops Oppose Gay Agenda for the Military - Elaine Donnelly - The Tank on National Review Online

    So who is right, will the net cost to the military be the loss of good men who refuse to kow-tow to the "special few", who know how to play the discrimination card, or will allowing openly gay into the military (picture gay marriage and gay housing, etc) be a non-event?
     
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    Anyone who would leave or refuse to join the military because homosexuals, who are already serving, would not have to hide the fact that they're homosexual, is by definition not a "good man."

    Net positive.
     
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    Will eliminating "don't ask-don't tell" improve the military?


    Yes.
     
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    Yes because the world fears any army that has men who suk the cawk and wimmen who clean carpets.

    Well that's what I heard.
     
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    Ok let's say someone from the army leaves because DADT is repealed. Assuming they can't retire, what exactly are they going to do with the rest of their lives?

    I can't think of a single civilian job that requires gays to never reveal that they're gay to coworkers or bosses.
     
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    Talked to many iron-workers or pipe-fitters or electricians lately?
     
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    Will eliminating "don't ask-don't tell" improve the military?

    No it won't

    It won't hurt either. Five years from now it will be a non-issue. People will wonder why anyone actually cared. Gays are in the military right now and will continue to just do their jobs
     
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    precisely. professional soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will continue to do their jobs with skill and esprit de corps... both gay and straight.
     
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    please provide a link to any webpage that shows any company employing ironworkers, pipefitters or electricians that requires their employees to reveal their sexuality.
    I'll wait.
     
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    Its not a matter of "revealing" their sexuality. Its a matter of their sexuality is all too obvious. Its a matter of many in the military prefer not to know. Its a matter of some men prefer not to associate with gays, period. Its a matter of letting the military folks vote on it, either at the polls or with their feet.

    p.s. the question before was "what are they going to do with the rest of their lives <if they don't want to associate with gays>. Its not about "revealing sexuality" <that happens to the "special few" in group showers>, if you want to work with straights, there are ways to do it. They'll be fine after leaving the <new pink> military.
     

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