Thursday, June 21, 2012

No Longer A Testbed (pun intended)

Way back in the dark ages (May of 2011), I wrote about the disturbing trend that was developing within the military elite of turning the most vital institutions into "testbeds for cultural experimentation." Little did I know that only 13 months later we would be celebrating "Gay Pride Month" at the Pentagon.

In related news that hits me close to home, here is what is going on at our nation's service academies (one of which is my alma mater):
At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold the first installment in March of what is intended to be an annual dinner in recognition of gay and lesbian graduates and Army cadets. Gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy were able to take same-sex dates to the academy's Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen.
Now, isn't that sweet?!

As one Marine put it:
"When I volunteered for the Marine Corps, the military expelled homosexuals. A decade later, Bill Clinton ordered that we ignore homosexuals as long as they kept their sexual preferences a private matter (Don't Ask, Don't Tell). That was OK because few if any of them were in combat units. Last year, Obama and his Leftist congressional cadres obliged the military to endorse open homosexuality (Do Ask, Do Tell). This decision had nothing to do with military readiness and everything to do with political pandering to a loud special interest group. This week, Barack Obama decreed that my Marine Corps would officially 'celebrate Gay Pride Month.' The next step will be to set quotas for homosexuals in the ranks, and to offer marriages and same-sex benefits. I'm preparing for retirement after more than 30 years of service to my country, and more than a few scars to prove it. It grieves me to leave my beloved Corps in such a state ..."
As Francis Shaeffer used to say, "what was unthinkable in one generation becomes thinkable in our generation ... and commonplace in the next." This Marine's point is well-taken. It took 13 months to go from debating the wisdom of allowing open homosexuality in the military to publicly promoting it. How long does anyone think it will be before we have quotas for homosexual promotions and leadership positions?

Without our sovereignty and security we will soon be unrecognizable as a nation. The Constitution is very specific in setting out how our government will defend that sovereignty in Article I, Section 8:
Clause 10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Clause 12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
Clause 13: To provide and maintain a Navy;
Clause 14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
Clause 15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
Clause 16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
I know it is not currently fashionable to cite the Constitution when trying to make a point about how the our government should work but, nevertheless, it seems quite obvious that our military is supposed to have only one charge -- to provide for the national defense in the ways outlined above. This means that for every minute and/or dollar that is spent planning and encouraging nonsense like "Gay Pride Month," the military's ability to carry out it's actual mission is degraded and we are therefore more at risk ... and that is before we ever get to discuss the amoral and unnatural environment the military is creating for itself in the process.

If you would like to read a detailed analysis of the impact this is having, check out Mark Alexander's article on PatriotPost (here). But let's suffice it to say that I was absolutely mistaken last May when I suggested the military was becoming a "testbed for cultural experimentation." It's not a testbed. It's a venue for cultural celebration. Thank you Mr. Panetta, and Mr. Obama for uncovering the deficiencies in my previous claim.

I stand corrected.
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1 comment:

  1. In answer to your question . . . Yes, it is sweet.


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