The Pentagon study was finally released today, and there were no surprises. Pentagon leaders recommend repeal of DADT would have no negative effects on troop moral or discipline!!! This is what the Right Wing has argued that they wanted to hear from the Pentagon before repealing DADT. If these Right Wingers truly support the troops than they must take the advice of its leaders who are not politicians but are instead experts in military conduct, good order, proper discipline, and good morale. If the Republicans continue to oppose the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, then they are disregarding and setting aside the military that they purport to support much as Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy did over 60 years ago when he attacked and went after the Army. Personally, I dare the Republicans to do it again because if they attack the military now, they cannot hope to do so without attacking the troops by fiat, and it will be their swan-song just as it was McCarthy's 60 years ago. Their obstructionism is going to destroy this country. If they refuse to raise the debt ceiling in spring, the U.S. will default on hundreds of loans. There may be riots in the streets, and the world economy may suffer even worse collapse than it already has. This will be lain at the feet of the Republican Party and possibly Right Wingers worldwide. Conservatism in our time will deal itself its own death blow, and I do not see anyway of stopping a meltdown in which many good people will be hurt and possibly killed. I already think that to be a Republican (and the way they talk about the U.S. and the Federal government is tantamount to treason. The advocating of taking up arms, the sovereign citizens, the militias, are all domestic terrorists. They say they want to take back our government, but these intolerant, intransigent, haters of diversity and any culture that is not like them; they never controlled our government in any way. Why are people giving into them now. I am tired of all the hate and intolerance. This country was founded by and for people who disagreed but wanted to build something bigger and greater than themselves that reached far beyond their petty differences into something great. Until and unless we can do so again, this country is doomed. Real patriots don't stop the wheels and gears of government and stop it from functioning and damn everybody to hell just because they don't like what is going on. That is the definition of treason. It is just as deadly to the body politic as taking up arms against it.
If you do not like the homosexual down the street; the black guy living next door, and the Jew upstairs all having the same rights as you: I sincerely invite you to GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY NOW, the USA!!!