Patriot Ron Paul changes stance on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, votes for RepealSubmitted by BmoreBrawler on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 18:08
Ron Paul: Constituents changed my mind on 'don't ask, don't tell'
So why did Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), after supporting "don't ask, don't tell" since its introduction in 1993, vote to begin the process to repeal it?
"I have received several calls and visits from constituents who, in spite of the heavy investment in their training, have been forced out of the military simply because they were discovered to be homosexual," Paul said Friday. "To me, this seems like an awful waste. Personal behavior that is disruptive should be subject to military discipline regardless of whether the individual is heterosexual or homosexual. But to discharge an otherwise well-trained, professional, and highly skilled member of the military for these reasons is unfortunate and makes no financial sense."
*This is a man of reason and principle. I'm ready to start building that statue.
Fair Warning to Commenters on This Thread
Rather than just pull the plug on this thread, I'm asking once first, that you refrain from any further bashing, and derogatory comments toward those you may disagree with.
Let's not have the few ruin it for the many.
The issue can be discussed without the derogatory idiocy.
There is no reason for the derogatory remarks because you disagree with someone's lifestyle. It is not welcome here in any situation.
Why shoot off your mouth and alienate fellow liberty advocates and potential supporters, etc, that may live a different lifestyle?
What is the sense in that?
We have been fair with a warning.
Your future on DP now lies in your own hands.
Please keep the discussion of this topic fairly respectable and intellectual and lay off the name calling.