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President Obama To Sign Bill To End DADT!

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Victory!

Earlier today, the Senate passed a vote to repeal the 17-year-old policy, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

President Obama praised Congress and sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee and his supporters on his behalf. This is what he wrote:

Moments ago, the Senate voted to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
When that bill reaches my desk, I will sign it, and this discriminatory law will be repealed.

Gay and lesbian service members — brave Americans who enable our freedoms — will no longer have to hide who they are.

The fight for civil rights, a struggle that continues, will no longer include this one.

This victory belongs to you. Without your commitment, the promise I made as a candidate would have remained just that.

Read more AFTER THE JUMP

Instead, you helped prove again that no one should underestimate this movement. Every phone call to a senator on the fence, every letter to the editor in a local paper, and every message in a congressional inbox makes it clear to those who would stand in the way of justice: We will not quit.

This victory also belongs to Senator Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and our many allies in Congress who refused to let politics get in the way of what was right.

Like you, they never gave up, and I want them to know how grateful we are for that commitment.

Will you join me in thanking them by adding your name to our letter?

I will make sure these messages are delivered — you can also add a comment about what the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" means to you.

As Commander in Chief, I fought to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" because it weakens our national security and military readiness. It violates the fundamental American principles of equality and fairness.

But this victory is also personal.

I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my sexual orientation.

But I know my story would not be possible without the sacrifice and struggle of those who came before me — many I will never meet, and can never thank.

I know this repeal is a crucial step for civil rights, and that it strengthens our military and national security. I know it is the right thing to do.

But the rightness of our cause does not guarantee success, and today, celebration of this historic step forward is tempered by the defeat of another — the DREAM Act. I am incredibly disappointed that a minority of senators refused to move forward on this important, commonsense reform that most Americans understand is the right thing for our country. On this issue, our work must continue.

Today, I'm proud that we took these fights on.

Please join me in thanking those in Congress who helped make "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal possible:

http://my.democrats.org/Repealed

Thank you,

Barack

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96 comments to “President Obama To Sign Bill To End DADT!”



  1. 1

    Please note, I am a devout Catholic and I - gasp - support this! So happy this is happening, and I hope people stop bashing Catholics on this site. A good day for all!



  2. 2

    WOHOOOO

  3. GG78 says – reply to this


    3

    YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One step towards equal rights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  4. 4

    Great.. now can we get to the really important issues that America is facing? I'm not saying DADT isn't important, it's a huge step and a reason to celebrate, I just don't feel this is the time to be focused on such issues. We have much bigger problems to face.



  5. 5

    And the disintegration of America continues.



  6. 6

    Dude, the country is in economic peril, in the midst of war, and we are wasting time and resources on gay equality…All while the rest of the world laughs at us.



  7. 7

    Kudos to the President for honouring his promise when he ran! hopefully this shows others that president obama is standing up for change and actually sticking to his promise!!! there are OTHER issues to focus on but there are issues that we HAVE to change! this was one of them!



  8. 8

    THANKED DEMOCRATS????? CLINTON WAS THE ONE THAT PUSHED THIS INTO LAW! It is amazing how soon they forget. AND forget that before DADT, which I admit is /was a lame law, gays were dishonorably discharged, BUT, THIS IS NOT GOING TO END DISCRIMINATION IN THE MILITARY. Just like having all these bullying programs in school, then laws, BULLYING JUST DOES NOT DISAPPEAR.



  9. 9

    Re: Roccomagoo

    Sending you a hug!!!



  10. 10

    Also, does anyone has an idea on how many gays are in the military? How many want to serve once this DADT is repealed? ARE YOU GOING TO ENLIST MARIO?



  11. 11

    GMAFB!!



  12. 12

    this is so awesome! :) yay!



  13. 13

    so now "I'm Gay" is not an excuse to stay out of the army?
    Great…



  14. 14

    Now we can go back to beating the sht out of gays in the military and when they are discovered ban them as they aren't allowed in. Do you nit wits even KNOW why this law was in place? TO protect gay people stupid! It was a HUGE accomplishment. Before this gays were spit on and kicked out without warning. Jump onto whatever cause gaga has is kind of pathetic.
    How is our military suppose to fight wars and DIE for us if he's worrying about some guy raping him? Sexism of ANY kind has NO place in the military. Sex should be irrelevant. They should be discussing it nor entertaining each other with orgies.. they are there for a job. Good lord.. get over yourselves



  15. 15

    young people are so dang dumb



  16. 16

    although i support equal rights for all, i have to say, this is not the time for this. we are a country at war now is not the time to test the waters. i have many friends & family serving our country, majority are not homophobic at all, but they have all said passing this bill will do nothing but damage towards gays in the military. why do we need to throw sexuality in others faces? most service men/women do not care, they have a job to do, doesn't matter if one is gay or straight, but putting your sexuality on the forefront is going to cause major tension & it will get worse before it gets better. i pray for those who chose to protect my rights as an American & i truly hope this works for the best.



  17. 17

    Might as well start making men and woman shower together and live in the same barracks too!!



  18. 18

    Re: Koala Bear – Cosign



  19. 19

    I can actually say I'm proud of this country for once…



  20. 20

    Having friends who are in the military, and knowing what they went through (having the crap beat out of them, bones broken and all, because someone THOUGHT they might be gay) I think that this is a really bad move. That law was put into effect to PROTECT people. I think ANYONE who wants to serve this country should be allowed, but being openly gay when someone who might discriminate has to cover your back, is a dangerous move. How many beatings and cases of "friendly fire" are we going to hear about? How many gay soldiers are going to be killed because someone who was supposed to protect them, didn't? Not discriminating at all, because some of my best friends are gay, just bringing fact to light.



  21. 21

    Yes!! President Obama did what he promised he would on the campaign! It happened!



  22. 22

    now will you stop pissing all over Obama you whiner!



  23. 23

    All I have to say is it's about damn time.



  24. 24

    I am so excited for my gay/lesbian friends and am blessed to be living during this huge moment in gay american history!!! What an exciting step forward for America!!!



  25. 25

    Yayyy!!! this is BIG ,lets celebrate!.



  26. 26

    DADT should of stayed intact. This just makes my tolerance for gays turn into hatred.



  27. 27

    Re: Roccomagoo

    Well hi there fellow liberal Catholic! :) Thank God I'm not the only one on this site!

    Anyway, it's AWESOME that this was repealed. Maybe now people will stop saying Obama's a hypocrite about gays.



  28. 28

    okay first and foremost lets just put it out there I am a Brit, long live the queen n all that jazz. i know that obama hasn't exactly lived up to expectations but this one i do agree with, in fact one of his few decisions i agree with is this! regardless of religon, skin, SEXUALITY, heritage or whatever the f*ck else WE ARE ALL EQUALS!! No matter how pretty, rich or stupid u r…. BE WHO U R!!! F.U.C.K. THE REST MATE



  29. 29

    This is a very bad decision! They were protected as it was (per Clinton), this opens up a huge issue! And young people have no idea! People in the Military will leave in droves, based on this (read something other than Perez)! And because of this decision, you will soon see a call for the draft, because of this (hence people in the military leaving)! So all of you kids, because of this, welcome to the U.S. call to the draft! It's coming!



  30. 30

    Welcome to the draft you bitches! It's coming!



  31. 31

    I wonder how long the enlistment lines will be now??? Are ya joining Mario?

  32. GG78 says – reply to this


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    Re: misslibby – Test the waters??? If you can't do your job cause there's a gay man or woman in your sqad/platoon then you're not a very good soldier. These excuses are the same as the excuses people gave during integration. LAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grow up or get out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  33. 33

    Good, If they are willing to go out and serve and possibly Die for our country they should be allowed to be openly gay

  34. GG78 says – reply to this


    34

    Re: NookiesWA – Then you are a moron and a bigot ! Your loss !

  35. GG78 says – reply to this


    35

    What does it say about our great country that almost 30 already let gays openly serve in the military and people are saying this will hurt our military. If a few openly gay men or women will hurt/destroy our military then I guess we weren't as strong as we thought we were !



  36. 36

    Wow. You Americans went and done it. Good show.



  37. 37

    once again I am proud to be from this country!



  38. 38

    Re: blahblah12 – I agree! Happy Holidays to everyone!



  39. 39

    Re: JanaJana – Wow Jana, you truly are an idiot if you think that this will result in the draft. Maybe there will be some bad outcomes with bullying, maybe not, this country has changed alot. But the draft will not be added just because some gay men can say who they like.



  40. 40

    I really don't get the arguments those of you against repeal are making (aside from the obvious fact that you are haters/trolls).

    This is about equal rights. No one is saying homosexual soldiers HAVE to be out of the closet; it's just now they have to right to be as the RISK THEIR LIVES for our country. It's the like Miranda Rights; they can decide for themselves whether not "telling" is going to protect them.

    I don't even really want to touch the "but what if I get raped by a gay guy" argument with a ten foot pole, but suffice it to say, homosexuals have been serving in the military for as long as there has been a military and I don't think man-on-man rape has ever really been a significant problem within the troops. Who would willingly enlist to serve just to rape people? That doesn't even make sense. If they wanted tail, they'd go to a club.

    The whole idea that the GOP stands for small government is such nonsense. Here you go preaching that the government stay out of everything, and yet it's the Republicans who supported the Patriot Act and continue to support the idea that we dictate how homosexuals in the military "protect" themselves.



  41. 41

    Awesome :D



  42. 42

    Can't believe that almost 10% unemployment and this is the biggest story out there. The media will pick up on this and call it the biggest story of the decade. Europe is broke, some US states are bankrupt and this is the big story. Front page of tomorrows Post I am sure.



  43. 43

    At least the Dream Act was shot down.



  44. 44

    Well, I can live with this after hearing that the Dream Act failed (thank god). And WTH haven't you reported on THAT?! Since you're all into politics now…



  45. 45

    Ok so after all this is done, will he actually focus on the fact that gas prices have skyrocketed to over 3 bucks a gallon?



  46. 46

    MAZEL TOV!!!!



  47. 47

    Re: justtfax – Your right Clinton did put it through. I think so many forget because it was right when he took office. If I remember right Bush was still in office when that hate crime was commited that ended up getting this law pushed through. At the time he thought he was doing the right thing. It was the early 90's and let's face it it took about 15 years for anyone to really learn how bad it was. It will be interesting to see what happens next. As for these catholic peeps on here…um I'm Catholic as well and frankly I meet more liberal Catholics than not so I don't know what the bid deal is just because we are in a religions doesn't mean we agree with everything. Hell women still can't get anywhere in that dab nabbit church.



  48. 48

    I assume you're enlisting right away to exercise your rights.

  49. Solus says – reply to this


    49

    Americans are always complaining about something…. It's your own damn fault if your country is at war! Unfortunately your taking everyone with ya!!!



  50. 50

    This whole issue just annoys the crap out of me.

    A) Gays are a minority. They have no power. But yet that is all our government is focused on. Theres a million and one BIGGER more important issues in the US and the world then having to worry about DADT and gay marriage. We have wasted our tax dollars, and they have wasted their time regarding this crap.

    B) Why do gays need to have this DADT lifted? Why do gays feel the need to express their love for the same sex? How many heterosexual males do you see going around saying "I love women"? You don't. They want this solely for special treatment and recognition. Or in lamest terms..ATTENTION.

    C) Most importantly…People don't realize the potential legal problems for this. When straight guys get together they call each other "fruits, homos, fairies, bitches" ..drill sergeant also call people that.



  51. 51

    ^^ If one of them slips up and calls a gay guy that thats all she wrote. Since DADT has been there since the frigging military existed and is all of a sudden lifted..Expect people to EXPLOIT it. Thats what people aren't thinking about. All someone has to do is say "Well, Since the lift on DADT people have been attacking me. I want to resign if I'm not allowed to resign I will sue" TADA! Gays/Non gays can exploit the crap out of that. In the end..You -VOLUNTEER- for the armed forces. They have rules. One of their rules is DADT. If you don't like it. Then don't sign up. Just like if your workplace has a crappy uniform. Don't like it. Don't join.



  52. 52

    Re: NookiesWA – Hate away see if that gets you anywhere



  53. 53

    Myself and fellow libertarians everywhere are rejoicing! The government needs to back the heck off….



  54. 54

    was everyone born yesterday?….gays are already serving in the military…this repeal means that if soldiers decide to come out…they won't be kicked out of the military.



  55. 55

    I think this is just like most rights movements, a very good thing that will start out very bad (with violence) and get better as time progresses. I think people like spew that DADT is protecting gays because they only think of violence. I honestly think the main problem with DADT is thta is made is ILLEGAL under military law to (essentially) be homosexual. Those 13,500 people were all dishonorably discharged because the government discovered they were gay. THAT is the problem. I dont think repealing this should be about being openly gay as much as it should be about not having to worry is someone sees you holding hands women on women if you are still going to have a job on monday. I honestly dont think many gays will serve openly. Some will, and it will cause violence but i think it has more to do with right to chose and the right to live outside the military as a gay man or women. Nobody's sexual oriantation should be the leading mention in whether or not they have a job. And for those soilders who are uncomfortable with it, have all of them room together and mix the people who dont care with the gay people, if it is that much a problem. Repealing DADT is deffinatly a step in the right direction but it will be a bumpy road.



  56. 56

    Re: Paris France – Happy Holidays to you hun :) .



  57. 57

    This is the change people elected Obama for…All those doubters can kick rocks because our president is doing what he said he would do. McCain would never have done this and neither will any member of the republican party. Democracy Rules!



  58. 58

    Re: Solus – Hmm, so it's our fault that airplanes flew into our buildings and killed 3000 people? Yeah, sorry about that.
    Asshole.



  59. 59

    Re: tulip234

    Your mind is where logic goes to die.



  60. 60

    Yes Clinton enacted this law. But he enacted it to support gay rights. To protect gay people from discrimination. It was never a law banning gays in the military. Ya know who fucked with this law? The Republicans! It was meant to protect those who were gay. Don't ask, don't tell. It's not something that should mean something. But since the Republicans went and fouled this up, like everything else in this country, it had to go away. I hope that this is the step in right direction this country needs. I am not gay but I know people who are and I fully support their rights to lead a normal life and not be judged based on their sexual orientation which in no way was a choice.



  61. 61

    honestly, when I first heard about the DADT policy, I thought it was some sort of joke. Surely, something so hideously unjust could not exist in our military system. So when I found out it was actually legit, I was appalled. Anyway, this is a huge step forward in the fight to equality. Excellent news! Great job congress and President Obama!!



  62. 62

    Re: NookiesWA – *facepalm* Of course you don't. Why would a heterosexual male go around saying that, when being straight is the norm and already accepted?



  63. 63

    Re: BioFysicsGeek – The rest of the world is laughing at you because you defend your opposition to gay rights so much that you ignore what is more important. The United States is the most backwards thinking country in the world. Damn hillbillies. You let hillbillies run the place. Morons. Every other western country has given gay people their rights, but you continue to listen to faith healers who run their informercials at 5:00am and ask you to send in a donation. It's just so stupid!



  64. 64

    is a real law now or can it get overturned again by the repubs



  65. 65

    Re: tulip234 – Exactly! I think they're opening a big 'ol can of worms…we shall see though.



  66. 66

    THAT'S JUST GREAT. NOW WE CAN REALLY GET DOWN TO THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING THE COUNTRY. NEXT ON THE LIST IS THE LOUDNESS OF COMMERCIALS ON TELEVISION. THAT'S A BIGGIE ISN'T IT? I MEAN WHO WANTS TO BE BROKE AND HAVE HUNGRY CHILDREN WHEN THE DAMN COMMERCIALS ON YOUR TELEVISION ARE BROADCAST LOUDER THAN THE REGULAR SHOWS? YAY AMERICA!



  67. 67

    That's right bitches! Now there can be a draft and we can take all those liberal dykes and pansies and use them for target practice. I think I like this.



  68. 68

    Re: likethepear – Please, there are countries in which gay men and women are jailed or even killed for their sexual preference, and you think the US is the most backwards in the world? Read a newspaper.
    Re: tulip234 – Of course the repeal of DADT will result in gay men going on raping sprees, because that's what gay men do, obviously. You f'in moron. You're correct that the military is rife with sexual assaults, but it's men (straight men) raping women that is the issue - not gay men raping men. People like you make me terrified for the future of, not only the country, but the world.



  69. 69

    Catholic here- support this. Will not support gay marriage only civil unions. Its still sodomy.



  70. 70

    The dream should be that we quit giving ILLEAGLES incentives to come here and that we quit sending mixed messages. Our public schools are for our CITIZENS not the entire world. We have enough of a financial shortage to help our own kids let alone pay for everyone else who cheated our immigrantion system.



  71. 71

    this country has more important things to deal with than some retarded gay rights shit.



  72. 72

    Wow….gays get beat up in the military? No wonder we have issues….some people without direction enroll in the military and are thoughtless. Big macho man without a brain finds a gay man offending/dissturbing. Now because of that we have to make such a deal about it.

    Live and let live….how I wish everyone would feel this way.



  73. 73

    Gay combat fighters? Right!!! Looks like the military will be losing recruits by the thousands!



  74. 74

    I am immensely happy that this law was passed. Finally homosexual men and women will stop being looked at as second class citizens. I've always thought how ridiculously dumb it was that people were so concerned about the sexual orientation of the men and women serving for their country. Are you serious? What role does being straight or gay play in putting your life on the line for your country? And for all those who say that DADT protected homosexuals in the military, you're wrong. In cases in which they were beat up by other soldiers because they were gay, the victim was discharged and the entire incidence was swept under the rug. DADT gives these people the rights they deserve and I for one am extremely happy that this country is taking steps towards equality for all. Now the next task on the governments agenda should be to stop those damn fat cats on Wall Street from stealing all the money from the middle class!



  75. 75

    What gets me is that everyone is claiming that according to a survey 72% of active duty members say they're ok with the repeal. My husband was a part of that survey and the question they were asked was NOT if they were ok with repealing DADT, but; that if DADT was repealed would they LEAVE the military. So no, 72% AREN'T for repealing DADT. That survey doesn't tell us that - it just tells us that 28% of people WILL LEAVE now that the law has passed. It then also tells us that, if you voted that it was not enough to leave the military, then your vote was "understood" or "taken as" you were FOR the repeal of DADT. As bigoted as this sounds, this is going to be a huge problem. Just wait until the 1st person is called a slur, beaten up or gets passed up for a promotion (not bc they're gay, but bc they aren't up to par as a service member) : once all that happens, what are we going to hear? 'It's bc I'm gay, isn't it?' Enough of that happens, then they will be forced to put something like DADT back into place. And don't tell me that won't happen (the whole 'bc I'm gay bit'), bc I hear it from EVERY minority - military and civilian alike! I read this in a comment and agree: "In the end..You -VOLUNTEER- for the armed forces. They have rules. One of their rules is DADT. If you don't like it. Then don't sign up. Don't like it. Don't join. "



  76. 76

    I love how all of you who are against the repeal of DADT think that this was about being able to go into the military screaming and waving a flag saying "I"m gay". No, this was about a piece of legislation that meant that people would lose their jobs for simply being who they are. The repeal was about making sure that people who enlisted and served their country could do so without fear of losing their jobs for being themselves. So to all those who are mad that the repeal was passed, grow the fuck up. Canada, the United Kingdom, and numerous other countries have allowed openly gay members to serve for years and we're doing perfectly fine.



  77. 77

    The repeal of DADT is not going to turn the military gay or make gays join en masse. They've been in there all along. All this silly talk about they're going to start claiming discrimination when they don't get their way is the same talk people have saying been when women or minorities were allowed to join as well.



  78. 78

    Re: dialysisdarling – Get over it. DADT will never be reinstated and many other armed forces are doing just fine with openly gay soldiers.

  79. GG78 says – reply to this


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    Re: NookiesWA – Re: Comment 51. You think that DADT has been in place since "frigging military existed"????!!!!!!!!!!! Check your facts, you are so wrong it's not even funny. How can people debate with people who don't even know the BASIC FACTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????



  80. 80

    I am glad it passed, but it is so sad that our country is backward that it took till 2010 for it to finally get changed. We are one weird nation. I wonder when we will finally get a woman President and I sure hope it isn't Palin!



  81. 81

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – Yeah, I just re-read my comment, in which, I stated that I was against the way a survey was reported. And as far as what I said about DADT being re-instated. Ok, maybe not THAT particular law, but there are laws in the UCMJ that protect all different types of service members and when the gay community will need a helping hand (hey, women in the military even get help from the UCMJ, as do people whose spouses cheat on them… they place orders to protect their own); they will put certain orders and whatnot in place. So, whatever it is I need to "get over" is at a loss for me.



  82. 82

    Time to buy stock in asstroglide.



  83. 83

    Obama finally did something right!



  84. 84

    Re: dialysisdarling – You need to get over thinking that every gay person is going to begin using the "It's because I'm gay, isn't it?" excuse. Yes, it does sound bigoted.



  85. 85

    Re: Roccomagoo – then you are in denial because a devote Catholic wouldn't……DUMBASS!



  86. 86

    Re: dialysisdarling
    "Just wait until the 1st person is called a slur, beaten up or gets passed up for a promotion (not bc they're gay, but bc they aren't up to par as a service member) : once all that happens, what are we going to hear? 'It's bc I'm gay, isn't it?"
    Um…getting beaten up and getting passed up for a promotion are two different things, dear. If someone gets beaten up b/c they're gay, they have every right to want something done about it. The thing you don't understand is, gays just don't cry discrimination when things don't always go their way. They cry discrimination when they're–GET THIS–actually being discriminated against. I've gone out for advancement positions within my organization where I wasn't chosen as the candidate. I always attributed it to being not as qualified as the person who got it, not being in the organization long enough, not being strong in interview, etc. Never does it cross my mind that it was b/c I was gay, ALTHOUGH, if I just happened to come across evidence that it was, damn right I'd be pissed. Don't pretend to speak for all gay men and women and what you THINK they WOULD do.



  87. 87

    About time.



  88. 88

    A "victory"? For whom? For Halliburton perhaps, but for gay people it's just another snow-job and more exploitation.

    So, gay people now have equal opportunity to become cannon fodder to ensure the continued profitability of the military-industrial complex. Well, ain't that nice?

  89. Solus says – reply to this


    89

    Re: jerseygirl415 – Ask yourself why they targeted the US. It was wrong of them to do that (lots of good people died that day) but the US always tries to be makes themselves look like they are the victims when in fact they are the aggressor. If you travel onside the US you will come to realize that not a lot countries appreciate the US & its hard politics.



  90. 90

    Re: Solus – Excuse me, we have been attacked twice in the US. Pearl Harbor and 9/11. We do NOT play victim. How many times have other countries come to the US for help with an aggressive neighbor?
    We will never lay with coward dogs like you. Yea, we're red necks and we're going to stay that way. :)



  91. 91

    YES! I am legit crying right now…what a huge step forward!



  92. 92

    Re: tulip234 – Being gay doesnt equal raping people dip shit. Youre part of the problem, not the solution…

  93. Solus says – reply to this


    93

    Re: Abbylynn – YEah, at least you know what you are! :) Thats true, other countries do come and ask for help. But lets be honest, the US loves to meddle in other countries business and impose their views. But ask yourself this, whats in it for the US? They are certainly not doing it for free or out of the kindness of their hearts. At least you have an awesome president who's not a redneck but a scholar and who is lightyears ahead of his time. Its just sucks for him to be stuck cleaning the mess the others b4 him made.



  94. 94

    Re: Solus – The USA was the victim on 9-11. The men and women who died that day (god rest their souls) were murdered by a radical group of people on the lunatic fringe of a religion, that is not very different from Christianity. To say that the USA was not the victim of an unprovoked attack on that day is not only an ignorant statement, it disrespects the individual victims (including family and friends of the deceased). On top of that, no matter what your sentiment of 9-11, each and every American citizen fell victim to those terrorists as civil liberties and freedoms were stripped away under the guiess of national security. Now, talking of traveling abroad, there is not a free nation on this planet that does not appreciate the United States. You are correct about there being lots of countries that don't like our "hard policies," though. North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia are just some of the countries that don't like our "hard policies," because their leadership is against personal freedoms and civil liberties. They want the destruction of the United States because we are the beacon of freedom in this world.
    On occasion the US may be the aggressor. More often though, we are on the deffensive side. We make the tough choices that other countries are scared to. So instead of making ignorant and uneducated comments like that, take the time to do your homework, and enjoy this free society we live in before it's gone.



  95. 95

    Now we'll have gay men in thongs fighting in our wars and butch women walking around our military acting like they have a big dick when they don't. This will seriously hurt our military!! I'd rather NOT know who the hell is gay when I'm serving, it should just be that everyone is the same.



  96. 96

    why do i give a crap whose straight and whose gay? why do i have to know?
    if our soldiers are banging their wives in the reverse cowgirl every night..guess what, don't wanna know.
    if they're banging their boyfriends up the poop chute every night..guess what, don't wanna know.
    ENOUGH ALREADY.