Saturday, December 18, 2010

Seven Whose Vote Will Live in Infamy

by Ed Evans

The following are those Republicans who voted to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, needlessly weakening military unit integrity and subjecting heterosexuals to the type of acting out from which they have been protected in the past, and opening the door for open sexual access and contact that has been denied homosexuals in the past.

These are those who turned their backs on our military men and women, even though they are yet now engaged in a fight for their life -- and the continuance of our way of life.

For their own purposes these ignored the pleas and the facts presented by experienced military leaders of America's highest caliber. Their vote for political correctness and against common sense has encouraged the homosexual crowd to demand the head of those military leaders, such as the Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, who stood up for those now serving in uniform.

Those Republicans deserving of our derision are: Senators Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mark Kirk of Illinois, George Voinovich of Ohio, and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. Each one ignored their responsibility those who have volunteered to go in harm's way for the rest of us -- and voted to repeal DADT! For many of us, this is no surprise. Their vote will stand in infamy throughout history.

However, so did Senator James Webb, a Democrat, but also once a Marine officer. He voted against the Marine Corps Commandant and against his Marines. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Amos, recently sent out a message to all Marines that there is no such thing as a "former Marine." By our training, our personal commitment, and the oath we took to protect and defend, we are Marines forever. However, as far as this Marine forever is concerned, James Webb by his actions has proved himself not just a former Marine, but an ex-Marine.

Allowing homosexuals to serve in the military was never the problem. They have always been there, so long as they lived up to their oath and kept their private lives private, as is required of heterosexuals. When either acts out, that's where there are problems. DADT encouraged homosexuals to keep their private lives private. When they did not and it became a problem, it was usually because of something they did. Now the restraints are off, and now military order and discipline, much different from how civilians live and work, will begin to disintegrate and people's lives will be ruined. This vote was not done for "equal treatment", this was done for shameful political reasons and against the well-being of everyone involved.

This is not a mere disagreement over politics. The trashing of DADT seriously affects the well-being of our Corps and every Marine now on active duty, and those in the future. Any Marine, of whatever stature, who would stab our fellow Marines in the back, selling out for political correctness and political party loyalty, stands with ex-Marine Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John Kennedy; and with the three ex-Marines who were arrested for selling military assault rifles to Los Angeles gang members. Such is the shame of ex-Marines.

Now for the kicker....

Having said all that, any military lawyers in the room?

You see, UCMJ Article 125 STILL reads, in part: (a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."

Now, the reason I ask is that I am as certain as hard rock candy that no one, but no one, in either the House or Senate is smart enough to have thought to nullify this rascal. It's still out there, with sharp fangs and no rattles.

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