Saturday, February 26, 2005

Is the Military targeting Gays for Separation?

Just a quick note: On the radio this morning, the reporter stated some group says the Pentagon is intentionally targeting gays to discharge them. The response from the Pentagon is this: 37,000 people were discharged in 2004 for disciplinary problems. 1.7% of the case were related to homosexuality. Applying “new math” to this set of numbers, I get a total of 629 as the actual number of people put out of the service for this reason. That sure isn’t many. If the liberal side of the world would take a few moments to focus on the positive, they could conclude that if 629 out of 37,000 were discharged for homosexuality, they could says that 98.3% of the disciplinary problems, severe enough to require discharge, are caused by hetrosexuals. From there, they could go one to say it’s a “calming effect” to have gays in the military, as shown by 2004 statistics. It wouldn’t take much for them to further spin this to say all military members should be gay, so we can almost eliminate disciplinary problems in the service of this country. You know, there’s an old saying, be careful what you wish for. They got in an agenda of more acceptance in the military by a campaign promise of Bill Clinton. Now they have it their way. What’s the point now? Discipline problems are discipline problems, and are a matter of personal choice. If any service member takes up that much leadership time, they are bound to be sent packing. From “The Sands of Iwo Jima,” Sgt Stryker (played by John Wayne) said: “Life’s tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

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