Military: Hmmmmm, Gays or Felons?

It is a pretty tough choice.  Fortunately our leadership has been clear about this for some time now.

Out with the gays, in with the felons.  Pam has the depressing details:

Remember, this is the same Pentagon brass that is allowing branches to lower standards and recruit people with antisocial personality disorder, autism, and troll for recruits on MySpace.

Also welcomed into the fold, as they look for warm bodies, are folks convicted of aggravated assault, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, receiving stolen property and making terrorist threats. The number of convicted felons enlisted in the U.S. military has almost doubled in the past three years, and 43,977 individuals convicted of serious misdemeanors such as assault have enlisted under the moral waivers program.

Our military will gradually consist more and more of “the few, the proud, the convicted”.  For one insane moment, let’s forget what this means for our military strength.  Think of what it does to our national honor.  Think of soldiers convicted of assault being thrown in the same pressure cooker that yielded ongoing allegations of torture that continue to this day.  Think of how international forces and civilians will view our soldiers.  What will it do to the level of trust between UN and US troops?

Because God forbid some guy with a gun likes penis.

Anyone who supports this madness gives up the mantle of national security.  You can’t pretend to care about protecting America when this is what you do to our military.

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4 Responses

  1. Very scary thought,… !

  2. Keep this in mind when you read people writing that the country might benefit from a military coup to remove the gov’t.

  3. Frankly, this is where I depart with my tribe.

    Why would any self-respecting gay man or lesbian try and serve their country by enlisting in the military?

    There are too many other ways to “serve” the country and help.

  4. Indeed Gatc.

    Mirth, I’m thinking about, oh, other worrisome problems that might result from such a horrible event.

    Christopher, for the same reasons plenty of self respecting heterosexual people do.

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