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  •  The thing about the military (1+ / 0-)
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    is that is a unique institution in our society, almost completely separated from the rest of us.  Servicemembers do not have Constitutional protections or rights.  They are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  They have successfully made the case over the centuries that because of their specialness, they have to have a set of rules that apply only to them in the interests of national security.  They are allowed to discriminate in ways that are appalling to just about anyone else.  You cannot be fat in the military.  You cannot be disabled in the military (although that one is softening with the improved prosthetics we see now).  It is a crime punishable by prison time to have any kind of sex outside of marriage, or even to associate socially with anyone outside of your own rank.  The gay thing is just another in a long line of discriminatory practices...

    No politician ever lost an election by underestimating the intelligence of the American public. PT Barnum, paraphrased...

    by jarhead5536 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 09:46:14 AM PDT

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