Unacceptable policy..

According to Webster: un·ac·cept·a·ble, Not acceptable; unsatisfactory.

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) was the official United States policy on homosexuals serving in the military from December 21, 1993 to September 20, 2011. The policy prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service.

The restrictions were mandated by United States federal law Pub.L. 103-160 (10 U.S.C. § 654). The policy prohibited people who “demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts” from serving in the armed forces of the United States, because their presence “would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.”

The act prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about any homosexual relationships, including marriages or other familial attributes, while serving in the United States armed forces.

The act specified that service members who disclose that they are homosexual or engage in homosexual conduct should be separated (discharged) except when a service member’s conduct was “for the purpose of avoiding or terminating military service” or when it “would not be in the best interest of the armed forces”.

The “don’t ask” part of the DADT policy specified that superiors should not initiate investigation of a service member’s orientation without witnessing disallowed behaviors, though credible evidence of homosexual behavior could be used to initiate an investigation.

Unauthorized investigations and harassment of suspected servicemen and women led to an expansion of the policy to “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue, don’t harass.”

A congressional bill to repeal DADT was enacted in December 2010, specifying that the policy would remain in place until the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certified that repeal would not harm military readiness, followed by a 60-day waiting period.

A July 6, 2011 ruling from a federal appeals court barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members. President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, sent that certification to Congress on July 22, 2011, which set the end of DADT for September 20, 2011.

                       Good policy?   Not good policy?   ..you decide… 

According to Webster: pro·pri·e·ty, 1. The quality of being proper; appropriateness. 2. Conformity to prevailing customs and usages.

According to Webster: prop·er, Appropriate, suitability or fitting.

 ( Proper and appropriate. )

( Not proper, ..nor appropriate. )

This sign is representative of signs that hang on the fences of both public and private schools across the nation.

Question: As this sign denies drug dealers the opportunity to do business on school property, (to provide for themselves and their families) ..denies teachers, ..grounds keepers, and students their Constitutional Second Amendment rights and restrict everyone over 21 years of age from keeping a bottle of hooch in their desk drawers, is this sign truly appropriate?

 ( Not proper, ..nor appropriate. )

 I’m a decent boy just landed from the town of Ballyfad
I want a situation, yes, and wants it very bad
I seen employment advertised – “It’s just the thing,” says I
But the dirty spalpeen ended with ‘No Irish Need Apply’

“Woah,” says I, “but thats an insult, though to get the place I’ll try”
So I went to see the blaggard with his ‘No Irish Need Apply’
Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman

Well I started out to find the house, I got it mighty soon
There I found the old chap seated, he was reading the Tribune
I told him what I came for, when he in a rage did fly
“No!” he says, “you are a Paddy, and no Irish need apply”

Well I gets my dander risin’, I’d like to black his eye
To tell an Irish gentleman, ‘No Irish Need Apply’
Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman

Well I couldnt stand it longer, so ahold of him I took
And I gave him such a whelping as he’d get at Donnybrook
He hollered “Milia murther,” and to get away did try
And swore he’d never write again ‘No Irish Need Apply’

Well he makes a big apology, I bid him then good-bye
Saying “when next you want a beating, write ‘No Irish Need Apply'”
Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman. (lyrics by Pete Seeger).

Nevertheless, in the early years of this nation, (from the 1890’s into the 1930’s) both Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics were the focus of discrimination by pretty much everyone, including each other.

But then, “who” on this planet hasn’t been discriminated against by (someone) at (some time) In history?

So it’s a good thing that Homo sapiens, i.e., human beings, are resilient and ingenious when it concerns overcoming adversity. (Well, ..the greatest percentage of us anyway).

  ( Diversity overcoming adversity. ) 

Of course, (at least in my opinion) there are still to many people on this planet and in this country who are using our diversity to promote adversity and un-American agendas.

Examples: Secretly selling assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels, ..openly promoting division between people because of the color of their skin, ..their economic status, ..and their religious beliefs.

Personal statement: The one thing I hate most about politics and politicians is the rhetoric referencing politics as a game.

According to my friends Merriam-Webster: game, An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime.

  

There is nothing entertaining or amusing about 24 million Americans being out of work.

There is nothing entertaining or amusing about a $15 trillion national debt.

There is nothing entertaining or amusing about millions of Americans, (to include entire families,) ..living in cars or on the streets.

There is nothing entertaining or amusing about misleading the nation, i.e., ..about deception, ..or about appropriating millions of dollars of taxpayers money to fund personal gratifications.

By law, (our Constitution) America is a Democratic Republic.

A democratic republic is a country which is both a republic and a democracy.

It is where the ultimate authority and power is derived from the (citizens.) ..and where the people hold free and fair elections. (Source Wikipedia).

 

 ( Democracy in action )

 

Barack Obama is not a Monarch, ..and Emperor, ..or a King. Barack Obama was elected to the office of President of the United States to do the business of the American people, not to do the business of Barack Obama and the progressive left-wing liberal ilk that seem to hate wealth and freedom for everyone except themselves.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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