Retired U.S Army Colonel, Dave Bedey, discusses why he was against the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with the Washington post in an e-mail interview. The article “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Against Repeal of Policy” is a copy of Bedey’s conversation with the Washington post. In the article “Don’t ask Don’t tell: Against Repeal of Policy” Dave Bedey begins by discussing how Obama’s state defense officials will inform the Senate, that the disciplinary action against gay service members will no longer be forcefully pursued. Bedey discusses his views on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Bedey states that he opposes “because of the risk that open service by homosexuals poses to unit cohesion and more importantly, to the stability of the larger military community that supports those units” (para.
The draft will divide the nation -- see Vietnam -- and the last thing the United States needs during a time of war is a people divided, says Roger Mundy, editor of the Daily Oakland Press. A nation must be united during war as this country was during WWII. In addition to a divided nation, the principle of equality among the sexes would haunt the military draft legislation. Equality among the sexes would haunt the military draft legislation because issues of gays in the military may serve as an even greater deterrent. Former president, Bill Clinton, temporarily resolved the issue of gays in the military with his "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Many senior military officials and a majority of the American public opposed this move at the time. When Clinton was elected, the issue of allowing gays in the military was on the top of his list; however, when the White House attempted to unilaterally repeal the ban stumbled and congress passed a law to keep openly gay men and women from serving (Webley). Gays were allowed to serve so long as they kept quiet about their sexual orientation. Thus the phrase “Don’t
Pros and Cons of Closing Guantanamo Bay American National Government Instructor: Nicole Reale Janet Talley October 29, 2012 Pros and Cons of Closing Guantanamo Bay After researching and much reading, I found it hard to write solely on keeping Guantanamo Bay open. Before I read all the information that I did, I was dead set that we should keep it open, but now I am not so sure about my thoughts. I do feel that we need to give the President the right to make decisions in war times and even when the United States of America has been exposed to terrorist. The Scope of the President’s independent war powers is notoriously unclear, and courts are understandably reluctant to issued constitutional rulings that might deprive the federal government as a whole the flexibility needed to respond to crises. As a result, courts often look for signs that Congress has either supported or opposed the President’s actions and rest their decisions on statutory grounds.
Although, known for providing the world with unbiased factual news, it is based out of NY which is known for being a highly liberal state being one of the first to legalize gay marriage. This article was published on February 20, 2012. This article comes at a very controversial time for birth control. Obama originally announced that religious-affiliated employers would be forced to provide contraceptive coverage but recently he changed the mandate. After much heat from the Catholic church, he proposed that if the employer’s refused then health insurance would be responsible for providing coverage.
Christina Ortiz Professor DeBellis Foundations of Psychology 12/7/11 Psychological Effects of Same Sex Orientation in the Military Since the wildly debated policy otherwise known as the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was made into law in 1993, the controversy over the role of gays in the military has been heavily disputed amongst Congress in its following years. “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” restricts the military’s ability to question members about their sexual preference hence “Don’t ask”, and allows homosexual, gay, and transgender individuals to serve provided they do no openly discuss their sexual orientation and abstain from any homosexual activities (“Don’t Tell”). Since 1993, 12,500 gay men and lesbians have been discharged from the military when their sexual orientation became evident whether on their own account or from a third party. In an article published in September of this year by the New York Times entitled ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, the Senate along with the House voted to repeal the policy, sending the stipulation to President Obama, who signed into law on December 22nd, 2010. The policy was first endorsed after former president Bill Clinton had unsuccessfully tried to overturn a current ban on gay military members.
No Common Sense in Gun Control Stephen L. Kono Park University First Year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research and Writing EN 106 Mrs. Regina C. Muir October 11, 2013 Abstract Gun control advocates insist that increased gun control will lower the soaring crime rates of the early 70's. Gun violence is a big problem in the United States and should be reduced. Gun Control Act of 1968, did very little to lower the number of crimes committed by the use of firearms. Gun control in American history started back in 1775 and was the precursor to the American Revolution and our constitutional rights. One of the major points against gun control is the violation of your second amendment rights, you have the right to keep and bear arms for personal protection.
With this being said, if there is enough evidence, a soldier who has committed adultery can receive punishments directly from their commander, loose rank, be discharged from the military or even face a court-martial as a direct result of their personal sexual relationship. The Army has struggled with how to deal with infidelity among their military personnel, so much so, that the Pentagon has launched task forces to review how the armed forces deal with moral issues, specifically that of adultery. Landay explained that, “the task force is expected to consider how deeply the military should be
Obama voted for the AR band and McCain voted against it. They were also veiwing different sides when it came to the Heller vs. Columbia case. McCain wanted the ban on guns in D.C to be lifeted while Obama did not say a thing. McCain also voted on a bill that went against the government taking the citizens fire-arms in times of crises’s. So as you can see from where they stand Obama is a little more for Gun Control while McCain is almost completely Agenst it.
I chose an article from the Journal Of Current Issues In Crime, Law & Law Enforcement the discus the history of homosexuals in the military and the events leading up to the repeal of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. “Early in the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton commented that, if elected, he would "lift the ban" on homosexuals serving in the military.” (Burrelli, 2010) “Existing policies had been in place since the Carter Administration and, historically speaking, gay, lesbian, and bisexual (same sex) behavior had not been tolerated in the military services.” (Burrelli, 2010) The only change that happened was the start of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy during President Bill Clinton’s presidency. The issues of the administration’s concern where based around good order and discipline in the ranks. Not asking if a new enlistee their sexual orientation opened the door for gays to serve