‘Don’t ask’ ruling devoid of military sense

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What could anyone in the military or the Pentagon over the years possibly know about whether homosexual behavior might not be conducive to the “good order and discipline” of military units?

It only took one judge with no military experience whatsoever - from California, no less - to tell us that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” should be stopped immediately because it’s an individual rights issue, not an issue of “good order and discipline” (“Judge orders end of ‘don’t ask,’ Page 1, Wednesday). Judge Virginia Phillips‘ order to the military was textbook judicial activism that usurped U.S. federal law given to the U.S. military by Congress.

There is a bright side to her decision, however. If she was going to issue this ruling, better that she did it before the November elections. Just add this decision to the long list of reasons why “change” is coming this fall.


U.S. Air Force (retired)

Burke, Va.

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