Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Beware of the Corruption of Our Youth

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss doesn't want to get rid of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" as he feels it will lead to all kinds of problems.

From Talking Points Memo:

"'[The Military] must maintain policies that exclude persons whose presence in the armed forces would create unacceptable risk to the armed forces' high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion.'

"'In my opinion,' he said, 'the presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would very likely create an unacceptable risk to those high standards.'

"Why, if gays are allowed into the military, Chambliss said, soon the armed forces will allow all sorts of other things.

"Like what?

"'Alcohol use, adultery, fraternization, and body art,' said Chambliss.

"'If we change this rule of 'Don't Ask, Dont Tell,' he asked, 'what are we going to do with these other rules?'"

So, those of you that are veterans (Big Rick, Larry), confirm that none of those things happen now. If that's the case, I'm against the gays in uniform, hell, in society too, if they're going to lead to all of those horrors. First they threaten marriage and now there are going to be a bunch of straight, drunk sailors driven to getting tattoos and looking for love in all the wrong places. Say it ain't so!

4 comments:

Thomas said...

That seems to be the most common argument conservatives make against change: "If you allow this, then you have to allow that."

But it isn't true.

(And, of course, there's the irony that an organization dedicated to killing people for political gain is suddenly concerned about morality.)

Lifehiker said...

The name "Saxby Chambliss" gives me the creeps. All I can think of is a fat redneck with his boot firmly on the neck of some unfortunate, humming "Onward, Christian Soldiers".

Do we really have to wait for these cretins to die off?

Keith said...

"'Alcohol use, adultery, fraternization, and body art,' said Chambliss.

"'If we change this rule of 'Don't Ask, Dont Tell,' he asked, 'what are we going to do with these other rules?'"

Dave, I myself am a veteran having served in the USAF from 1980-1986. If they got rid of those "other" rules, the Military would shrink dramatically in personnel.

fermicat said...

Chambliss is an unimpressive senator. I don't agree with Isakson on much, but at least he can talk about issues in an intelligent manner. Chambliss is definitely the weaker of our two senators. This just reinforces my poor opinion of the man.