It is no secret that the left hates the American military.
The American military represents the best of America. They are our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, neighbors who serve our country.
America, unlike many other countries, has never had to fear its military. We have never had to fear the military being used by the regime to impose its will or even fear a military take over. One of the great secrets of our military is that if such orders were given, eighty percent, or more, of the soldiers would refuse such orders.
The left hates the military because the military reflects the values that have made America great. Love of country, love of neighbor and love of God. Since Vietnam, the left has tried to make the military little more than another public works agency, thinking the military should only be used for “rescue” operations.
One of the most horrifying attacks on the military is now coming with the attack on “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The main issue here is not the issue of gays serving in the military.
The issue is now the character of the military itself.
Lt. General Thomas Bostick is the Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of personnel matters. In a recent speech at the European Command Headquarters, he likened those who objected to homosexuality on religious grounds as bigots and racists. He also said, “they need to get with the program (the new policy that would allow gays to serve openly) or get out.”
The simple fact of the matter is the left cannot stand anything or anyone that disagrees with them. Either someone must be forced to agree with the left or they or it must be destroyed.
The left is now fighting the conservative military culture on two fronts. First, by telling anyone who disagrees with gays in the military to get out. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who would “get out” are overwhelmingly conservative. Second, polls have shown that a significant number of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, particularly senior non-commissioned officers, would leave the military if the “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” were repealed and gays could serve openly.
This fight is much more significant that the issue of gays in the military. This issue is about the character of the military, which has served us so well for over two hundred years. We cannot have a politically correct, politicized military. Such a military would no longer be the guardian of American freedom. It would become the greatest threat to freedom.