In the latest edition of MFI:60, I defend the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that has recently come under attack in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to call for its repeal, and his Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testified in support of the repeal in a hearing today before the Armed Services committee.
I served our nation for 30 years as an Air Force fighter pilot and senior commander, including Vietnam and the first Gulf War. I know from first hand experience that allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces would be very disruptive to the morale, health and welfare of our troops. This is of particular concern for those soldiers, sailors and airmen in combat environments.
Please take a moment to sign the petition HERE. Then be sure to call Sen. Paul Kirk at 202.224.4543 and Rep. Niki Tsongas at 202.225.3411. Both serve on the Armed Services Committee, and should be encouraged to support the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that has been effective since its near unanimous passage by Congress and President Clinton.
President, Massachusetts Family Institute