The U.S. Senate voted to pass the repeal of the Military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) by a vote of 65 to 31 on Saturday afternoon. Republican senators who voted “yes” with the Democrats were: Scott Brown of Massachusetts, George Voinovich of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John Ensign of Nevada, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.The final passage of the bill was far from a surprise and the legislation will land on President Barack Obama’s desk as fast as the most previous legislation did.
Military personnel and supporters have been excoriated and attacked by LGBT activists for years since gays were previously banned from military service and later in 1993 when the DADT policy, which allowed gays only to serve privately, was instituted. Now that DADT is history, one must ask if military recruiters, for example, will finally find some peace. Don’t hold your breath.
While Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan found herself in a world of controversy over her activism against DADT to place strictures on military recruiters on Harvard Law School’s campus, those with anti-military bias never needed a ban on homosexuals in the military or a policy keeping homosexuals from serving openly to hate the military.
For example in November 2005: (H/T Newsmax)
According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee from Seattle Central Community College after being assaulted and battered by a student mob. Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Secretary Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violated the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges and universities permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds.
Move America Forward created a video showing attacks on military recruitment centers:
March 2008 - Times Square NYC Military Recruitment Center - Bombing
March 2007 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Recruitment Center - Protesters hurl rocks, smash windows and doors.
February 2005 - Toledo, Ohio Military Recruitment Center - Activists break windows and dump manure on U.S. Army recruiting center.
Watch the video below for more:
Unfortunately, military recruiters, especially those on college campuses, will still be harassed despite the DADT repeal today. As long as a liberals have a check list, military recruiters will continue to be the target of disgruntled dangerous progressives.