I’ve been monitoring the debates in the mainstream media regarding ending the absurd “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and allow our servicemen and women to serve openly no matter what their sexual orientation. One point I’ve missed seeing, via a wikipedia article “Sexual orientation and military service” and is a very powerful one are all the countries that currently have policies that allow open service versus the countries that do not. It is an effective point to ask those supporting the current DADT policy to have them defend being grouped with:
Cuba, China, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Jamaica, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela, Yemen
Versus being included in the following group:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Now seriously, Senator, which group do you want America to be aligned with? President Obama, do you want your Justice Department to defend a law that has been ruled unconstitutional and be included with oppressive countries like Cuba, Saudi Arabia or China versus being grouped with freedom loving countries like those of the United Kingdom, or Germany?
Everyone who is supporting or defending this policy should have to answer what group of the above countries they think America’s values most reflect, and why they believe America benefits from being placed in one of the two groups of nations. Let’s put their intolerance, injustice and disdain for equality on record, or let them promote themselves as true defenders of liberty, justice and equality.