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Don’t Let The “Lame Duck” Congress Destroy The Military

Illustration: Rainbow parachute by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KNIGHT: Lame-duck quackery

Repudiated pols shouldn’t impose homosexuality on the military

By Robert Knight-The Washington Times

Not all of the snipers targeting U.S. military personnel are in caves or perched on cliffs in Afghanistan. Some are right here in America, planting stories instead of explosives.

Their mission: to destroy the military’s moral backbone.

On Oct. 28, unnamed “sources” claimed to the Associated Press that a survey conducted by the military over ending the ban on homosexuality reveals that most soldiers are thrilled with the idea. Sure they are.

The next shot was fired by an unnamed “source” who managed to get a front-page story in The Washington Post on – you guessed it – Veterans Day. The headline was: “Report: Little risk to lifting gay ban.”

What a selfless, objective source. Why make Congress read the full report before voting on the bill to end “don’t ask, don’t tell,” sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy, Pennsylvania Democrat, whose constituents voted on Nov. 2 to throw him out ?

Congress didn’t bother to read the 2,700-page Obamacare bill before voting on it. Why should members read a far shorter report that could profoundly alter every branch of the service?

And how handy that the “source” concluded that the military can accommodate open homosexuality “with only minimal and isolated incidents,” as the Post put it.

Congress is back for a lame-duck session this week, and members are being pressured to vote for a military authorization bill that contains Mr. Murphy’s repeal of the 1993 law barring open homosexuality in the armed services. Often mis-characterized as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a Clinton policy that watered down the actual law, the law has functioned fairly well. About 14,000 men and women have been separated from the armed services under that law over the past 17 years. That’s less than 1 percent of total military separations, most of which are for pregnancy, substance abuse, being overweight, etc.

I had to read the “source” reference twice because it was so outlandish: “The source declined to state his position on whether to lift the ban, insisting it did not matter. He said he felt compelled to share the information out of concern that groups opposed to ending the ban would mis-characterize the findings.”

President Obama has urged Congress to overturn the law, and a federal judge in California, Virginia A. Phillips, issued a profoundly arrogant ruling in October ordering the entire U.S. military, including overseas troops, to cease enforcing the law. The 9th Circuit put a stay on her order as requested by the Obama administration, and the case is expected to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, where its fate is uncertain.

Meanwhile, homosexual activists and their media allies are putting on a full-court press to persuade the still-liberal current Congress to overturn the law before a more conservative Congress is seated in January.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, is leading the opposition, with Sen. Lady Gaga and most of the media occupying trenches on the other side. Just kidding. Lady Gaga, who has the pop world by the throat, would never settle for being a mere senator.

(Here is a clip of Senator McCain on Meet The Press this past Sunday and he talks about DADT among other things)

Senator McCain, so many of us are depending on you to exactly what you have said you will so – stand in the way of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  We must be just as concerned about the moral and cultural deficit as well as the financial and economic deficits.

The stakes in this fight are enormous, beginning with chaplains, who would be forced to recant their biblical morality or resign. Enforcement of any new “tolerant” policy would result in zero tolerance for servicemen who believe that homosexuality is wrong. The military would then be used as a battering ram against American society’s resistance to mandated acceptance of homosexuality. Story Continues →

Take Action Now

  • Pray that this “lame duck” scheme to homosexualize our military and put our troops at risk will fail.
  • Call your two Senators and House member and urge them to oppose any attempt to overturn or fail to enforce the 1993 law. The Capitol Hill switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Click to identify the email or fax number of your Senators or House member.

The Fine Print — Why It Matters
The stakes are enormous, beginning with chaplains, who would be forced to recant their biblical morality or resign. Enforcement of any new “tolerant” policy would result in zero tolerance for servicemen and women who believe that homosexuality is wrong. The military would then be used as a battering ram against American society’s resistance to mandated acceptance of homosexuality.

Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos told reporters on Nov. 6 that he strongly opposes ending the ban.

Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos

Here’s a snippet from a Los Angeles Times article:

“There’s risk involved,” Amos said. “I’m trying to determine how to measure  that risk. This is not a social thing. This is combat effectiveness.”

Amos assumed the commandant job two weeks ago, succeeding Gen. James Conway.

In August, during his last visit with troops in Afghanistan, Conway repeatedly asked gatherings of enlisted Marines throughout Helmand province whether they thought unit cohesion would be harmed if openly gay people could serve. Almost unanimously, the young Marines indicated they felt it would.

Combat, Amos said, is an “intimate” experience without parallel in civilian life. “We’re talking about our young men—laying out, sleeping alongside of one another and sharing death, fear and loss of brothers,” he said.

In February, Gen. Conway, Amos’s predecessor, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he opposes repeal:

“My best military advice to this committee, to the secretary, to the president would be to keep the law such as it is.”

The Marine generals’ views parallel those of 1,167 retired generals and admirals who have signed a petition opposing any effort to remove the law.

Again, Please Take Action Now

  • Pray that this “lame duck” scheme to homosexualize our military and put our troops at risk will fail.
  • Call your two Senators and House member and urge them to oppose any attempt to overturn or fail to enforce the 1993 law. The Capitol Hill switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Click to identify the email or fax number of your Senators or House member.

H/t  ROBERT KNIGHT: Lame-duck quackery

Robert Knight is Senior Writer and Washington, D.C. Correspondent for Coral Ridge Ministries. He is the author, most recently, of The Truth About Marriage: Defending God’s Design for the Family
posted by rightthingtodo on November 19, 2010

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McCain Wins! Tea Party Wins, Too? We’ll See

August 24, 2010 at 9:27 PM MST

Victory!  Tonight, Senator McCain won the Arizona Republican Primary.  Thank you Arizona for your tremendous support and hard work.

After thousands of calls, hundreds of neighborhood walks, events and speeches in every Arizona county, the voters have spoken and Senator McCain is honored to have the support and confidence of Republicans and Independents throughout the state.

Tonight we celebrate our victory and Wednesday we will wake up with our sights set on victory in November.

This victory would not have been possible without each and every one of you.  Thank you.

McCain made promise to Arizonans to always act in the best interest of the state and country he loves …. read his acceptance speech below.

McCain Victory Speech To Supporters On Primary Election Night

PHOENIX, AZ — U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will deliver the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Phoenix Convention Center tonight, August 24th, in Phoenix, AZ:

“Thank you, very much.  I’m very grateful for the honor – and it is a distinct honor – of being our Party’s nominee for re-election to the United States Senate.

“I’d like to thank my wife Cindy and my children for their tireless dedication and support.

“We won an important victory tonight, for which I am truly thankful.  I promise you, the Republicans and Independents who voted for me, and those Arizonans who did not, I will do my best to prove worthy of the honor.  I have never and will never take your support for granted, or feel I am entitled to your trust without earning it.  For it is your trust, and not the office I hold, that is the great ambition and privilege of my life.

“I’ve often said I consider myself one of the most fortunate people in the world.  Everyone’s life has its ups and downs, but I’ve had the honor to serve our country in good times and bad since I first swore an oath to defend her as an seventeen year old midshipman at the Naval Academy.  I know of no higher honor than that.  And I thank you, and all Arizonans, with all my heart, for allowing me the privilege to represent in Congress our beautiful state, and the interests, rights and dreams of the people who are blessed to call it home.

“This was a tough, hard-fought primary, and my opponents, Jim Deakin and Congressman Hayworth, and their families and supporters, deserve credit for having the courage to enter the arena, and give so much of themselves to the candidate they believed in.  I wish them well in the future.

“As gratified as I am for the support I received today, we all know this election isn’t over.  We have more than two more months of hard campaigning ahead of us, and I’m sure we will face a spirited challenge from the Democratic Party’s nominee.   I promise you, I take nothing for granted, and will fight with every ounce of strength and conviction I possess to make the case for my continued service in the Senate, and the policies and principles I will advocate and defend if I’m fortunate to be re-elected.

“This will be a consequential election.  No one should have any doubt about that.  No one is satisfied with the current condition of our country.  I know Arizonans, like Americans elsewhere, are rightly concerned with the direction we seem to be heading in – staggering unemployment; a devastated housing market that shows little sign of improvement; a river of red ink that threatens your prosperity and the prosperity of future generations of Americans, who will struggle to pay the costs of mistakes made before they were born; and a government that doesn’t seem to realize the trouble we’re in, and do what is necessary to confront it forthrightly and fix it effectively.

“I’m convinced that Republicans will win in November and we will regain the majorities in both the Senate and the House.  And we will win House seats here in Arizona.

“And when we do, we will stop the out of control spending and tax increases and repeal and replace Obamacare. We will keep families in their homes, we will create new jobs and we will allow our businesses to grow without Washington interference. We will secure our borders, defend our nation and bring our troops home from Afghanistan with honor and victory.

“We must act always and only on your behalf.  We must share your concerns and understand your frustrations.  We must help bear your burdens; fight your fights; defend your rights; and support your dreams. And I will fight to do the one thing every American generation has done: to leave a better country to their children than the one they inherited.

“Americans can’t afford to continue on the course we’ve been on.  We can’t continue to ransom your futures, steal from your children for the sake of growing government beyond the size that is necessary or wise or wanted.  You should be trusted to make the right choices for your families, with your own money, your own industry, your own dreams.

“There are things that only government can do, and we must do them better and at less cost to you.  And we must trust in the freedom of Americans to do those things for themselves that no government could ever do better than they can.  We must trust in the principles of free people and free markets to recover the strength and innovation of our economy.  We must make it easier not harder for small businesses to help our economy grow.

“We have never confronted a problem we couldn’t overcome.  And we never will.  If I’m privileged to win re-election, I will continue to work night and day to help Arizonans and all Americans to overcome our present difficulties, and succeed, as we always have, in building a better country.

“I promise you I will act always and only in what I believe to be the best interests of the state and country I love.  And I will always be indebted to you for the privilege of serving you.

“Thank you, again, for your support and encouragement.  We’ve had a good night.  Now let’s get back to work, fight as hard as we can through to November, and get our country back to building a future as great and honorable as our storied past.”

Senator McCain, you have been given another chance to do the RIGHT thing, okay?  We will be watching you.

posted by rightthiingtodo on August 26, 2010

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Good Job, Senator McCain … Stay Focused

Last night was a good night for Senator John McCain. He won the very dirty fight with former Congressman J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona primaries.  In order to pull this off, Sen. McCain had to ‘come to the RIGHT of center’ and clean up his ‘ole maverick’ act.

Yep, that’s right, he knew he had to come clean with the issues and come back to the conservative side if he wanted to win and he wanted to win this one very badly.

It would have been a bone crusher had he lost this election, too.

One of the reasons that motivated him was President Barack Hussein Obama.  Senator McCain now sees what a lose for the country that he and Sarah Palin did not win.  I think he thinks that had he gone after Obama the way he went after George W. Bush, their first time around, he would have taken Obama out and would the president today.

McCain dislikes Obama with a passion and that moment during the Health Care Summit when President Obama said this to Senator McCain ….

we knew the ‘game was on’.  That moment was in many ways, the McCain/Obama rematch.  Obama’s nastiness and immaturity did not help the situation. So McCain has in his head that he has to oppose Obama’s radical agenda every chance he gets and to do this he has to still be Senator McCain not Citizen McCain.

Just think about it – when the GOP takes over in November and puts restraints on Obama, this will do a lot of us a world of good and you can bet that John McCain will poke his finger in Obama’s eye.

McCain has a tendency to hold grudges and to re-visit feuds with his opponents.  Let’s just watch and see how he handles himself when the GOP will control the conversation after November and Obama will have to make adjustments to work with the Republicans, something Obama has refused to do so far.

I can’t wait to hear Senator McCain say to President Obama, “Look President Obama, the mid-term elections are over and now the Republicans control the conversation.”

Lastly, John McCain is and always will be a real,  live American hero. No matter how angry we were with him during the 2008 presidential campaign, when he suspended that campaign to “fix the economy”, and ended up losing the election, we still honor and admire him and the courage he displayed during his captivity in Vietnam.  No one will ever be able to take that from him.

Good job, Senator McCain, and thank you for your service … and stay focused.

US Navy pilot John McCain lies in a hospital bed in Hanoi, North Vietnam, after being taken prisoner of war.

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Can you believe this??  Can we take much more??

He is acknowledging that he knows of those in our country who do not like America being the dominant force in the world and it sounds like he’s telling them in so many words … ‘hey, I’m working on changing America’s super power status as hard as I can!’

Senator McCain slammed President Obama for making this most incredible statement – listen to President Obama again and then to Senator McCain.


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