DADT On Its Way Out

by Jason Stotts

The Senate today voted 65-31 to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), the policy that banned openly gay members of armed services.  This is great news and they need to speed this process along and make it official.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday voted to strike down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, bringing to a close a 17-year struggle over a policy that forced thousands of Americans from the ranks and caused others to keep secret their sexual orientation. (NYTimes)

2 Responses to “DADT On Its Way Out”


  1. J.Holden

    Jason,

    What type of Objectivist are you. You sound like a cheer leader for every dysfunctional thing that the Left wants to foist on us. Did it ever cross your mind to ask yourself if there could be negative consequences to the US military? You know the very institution whose existence is safeguarding your life.

    Most heterosexual men feel a visceral disgust at the image of open homosexuality. Open homosexuality in close military quarters will destroy social cohesion. The best military men know this.

    Also, here is a column by Ann Coulter on the dangers of open homosexuality in the military.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/AnnCoulter/2010/12/01/bradley_manning_poster_boy_for_dont_ask,_dont_tell/page/full/

    Really, if all Objectivists are gay-rights cheerleaders like you, the movement is doomed.

  2. JasonStotts

    J. Holden,

    I’m the kind of Objectivist who doesn’t believe the christian lies that sexuality, including homosexuality, is sinful and evil.

    First, the DOD concluded that there would be no negative consequences to ending DADT. Turns out they looked into it, but perhaps that escaped you. Second, the fact that some military men don’t like gays doesn’t mean they should be excluded from the military. Remember, there have been times when non-whites and women weren’t allowed in the military. There was the same kind of outcry when the issue was raised of letting them serve. Perhaps you’d argue they shouldn’t?

    Interestingly, the best militaries in history have had openly gay men serving. Consider the Spartans, who encouraged homosexuality or the Athenians who thought that gay lovers would fight much harder together than they would alone, as it is recounted by Aristotle.

    You repeatedly call me a “gay-rights cheerleader,” but obviously you need to check your premises about homosexuality.

    ~Jason