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  •  DADT just annoyed a lot of people in the military. (4+ / 0-)
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    scamperdo, skohayes, Aunt Pat, patbahn

    Sure there are plenty of bigots in the service, plenty of bible beaters too. But most of them don't care. You signed up to serve your country, that's what matters. I've got a lot of family in the military (or retired) and half a dozen friends in a few branches. That's what I've heard from all of them.

    It's interesting, in some ways the military has given a couple of my rwnj friends more progressive tendencies. Gay? Who cares? Doesn't effect how they do their job. All MOS' (including combat) open to women? If they're up to it, why not? The focus on teamwork, community and generally supporting one another is picking away at their more selfish tendencies.

    Though they still get mad when I compare the military to a union haha.

    •  Admiral Sestak used to say (0+ / 0-)

      the Military encompasses many of the best progressive values.

      1) Promotion on a very level, blind system. the promotion boards aren't at your command.

      2) Universal educational opportunities.

      3) Universal medical care

      4) housing and pay equal to pay grade.

      5) Lifetime pension

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