Monday, September 27, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Recently, there was a vote to abolish the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that was established in the 1990s by President Bill Clinton.  This policy was incorporated to let Gays serve in the military ONLY if they did not disclose their sexual prefernces, and if you did decide to reveal that you were gay then you would be kicked out of the military.  Not too long ago the fight against this bill began to get momentum and gain a lot of support, but when the issue was voted upon, they chose to shot it down!  Why?  Oh, I forgot because their gay!
Seriuosly, I am not gay myself, but if it is your choice to be gay then that's all on you, but how can I sit here and tell you that it's wrong?!  I believe that anyone who is willing to sacrifice their lives for our country reguardless of race, sex, and sexuality, should be entitled to the honor of others!  So for all those gay men and women who died for our country should be saluted just like the others because they felt they had an obligation to defend America!  But isn't it sad how people want to protect the freedoms of a conutry that they themselves can not enjoy?!  All of this brings me back to a man, he wasn't gay, but his death was in vain, and that man was Crispus Attucks, a freedman that was the first person to die in the American Revolutionary War, or a war for freedom from Britian.  Crispus Attucks was killed during the Boston Massacre, and even though American gained its freedom, African Americans were still being enslaved in the South.  Still, he as an African AMERICAN chose to die for the rights he wouldn't of enjoyed even if he did survive that gunshot.  So to all my gay brothas and sistahs out there, you are Americans and everyone else has to realize it, and I hate the ignorance is trying to keep you from serving you country-something that every American should be proud to do!

1 comment:

  1. I don't ever remember reading about a C. Attucks in elementary school history, probably shows how skewed American history is. You are right about how grave it is to risk your life in service, something that should garner respect, being gay notwithstanding.