That’s Right Nate

Thoughts from a right thinker.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Keeps Us Safe

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Our brave fighting men shouldnt have to put up with homosexual behavior in their ranks.

Our brave fighting men shouldn't have to put up with homosexual behavior in their ranks.

I’ve never been a big fan of don’t ask, don’t tell.   I think if you’re gay and somebody asks you, you should have to admit it.   However, I believe this policy is very important to keeping us safe.  Let’s try and take morality out of the question regardless of how difficult it is to look past the sinful lifestyles of homosexuals and try and analyze the situation fairly.

On the side for allowing homosexuals to serve openly is the fact that all other NATO countries do and our soldiers will be working with them anyway.   With the military overextended, we really can’t afford to lose about 650 soldiers every year under this policy especially when many potential gay recruits don’t join the military in the first place because of the policy.  Worse yet, some of the biggest shortages are in the areas of the most need–particularly Arab language translators. On the other hand, gays are kind of icky.   I mean God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve.   Other than the whole eating from the tree of knowledge and getting kicked out of paradise thing, it seems to have served us very well.

The reason I’m writing on this topic is because of Rachel Maddow who I suspect may be gay herself.   She has short hair and never wears dresses.  She recently had a homosexual pilot on her show named Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach. Talk about a flamer. I don’t think you’d have to ask to see that he was gay. We were supposed to feel all bad because the country spent $25,000,000 to train him and now was kicking him out. They said he was a hero because he was decorated in two theaters while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, we know the troops need their entertainment even in a fire fight, and sure gays have shown a lot of talent in theater, but there’s a lot more to fighting a war than being able to put on a reasonable version of Wicked on the front lines.

We are currently involved in two wars and there are a good number of hot spots where a third could break out. We need every able bodied man and woman from working class homes to join the war effort, but that doesn’t mean we need to start lowering our standards by accepting gays. We’ve already lowered them a little by accepting criminals (something I supported), but our military will only be strong as long as we have the moral high ground.

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  1. I love you Nate. You always make sense of everything.

    cecily

    May 20, 2009 at 8:05 pm

  2. Thank you Cecily

    thatsrightnate

    May 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm

  3. “Adam and Steve”…ha ha ha that’s so funny Nate, did you just make that up? Steve totally rhymes with Eve. Hilarious. Does your wit ever have a day off?

    beccyjoe

    May 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm

  4. I would never take a day off—never 🙂 and you’re right. The reason it is funny is because Steve rhymes with Ever, but Adam and Steve are both male names.

    thatsrightnate

    May 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

  5. I don’t find it a bit funny Nate. You tell the same joke every time the family gets together. Does it make you feel like a better, bigger man because your only adult male relative has a gay name? Ha Ha! Sometimes I wish I wasn’t your sister’s husband.

    Steve

    May 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

  6. Okay now, even though I’ll be the first to say Nate is a genius, “Adam and Steve” is not his creation. I don’t know who invented this, but I first heard it from a gay man some ten years ago. So it’s not personal, Steve!

    Lola

    May 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

  7. Thank you Lola

    thatsrightnate

    May 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

  8. Let me put this in a language you will understand, Lola.

    “Toda esta personal con Nate.”

    Steve

    May 22, 2009 at 11:57 am


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