Don't Ask Don't Tell Debate - Confluence, PA

Discuss the national Don't Ask Don't Tell debate in Confluence, PA.

Should the US repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell?

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U S Citizen

Johnstown, PA

#1 Dec 20, 2010
Every Citizen should have the right to serve if they are of sound mind and physically able!!!
honest

Windber, PA

#2 Dec 20, 2010
serving our country requires morals which these people obviously do not have. Besides, If I were in the trenches with someone I would rather it not be someone wondering if his boots clashed with his gun.
No Nonsence

Franklin, PA

#3 Dec 20, 2010
To not repeal the Don't ask, Don't Tell act would be bigoted and narrow minded. These men and women are American citizens, and should rightfully be treated as such.
UNCLE FESTER

North Ridgeville, OH

#4 Dec 20, 2010
I hope they don't station these gay people in the middle east. Many of these countries will execute gay people.

The middle east would be an excellent place for "Don't Tell"
Nosey Neighbor

Johnstown, PA

#5 Dec 22, 2010
If someone is willing to fight for the country you live in it should not matter!
BOB

North Ridgeville, OH

#6 Dec 22, 2010
Nosey Neighbor wrote:
If someone is willing to fight for the country you live in it should not matter!
It doesn't matter to me now but if I were still in the military I would consider geting out. On my ship in the old navy, you only slept less than a foot from the other guy. It was crowded. If there were any homo people, they knew not to bother you.

These gay folk will have and cause many problems with the straight guys. Just look at how they live in the civilian world.

People that caused problems in NAM were "fragged" We can expect more of this

There will be many problems but the military will keep it quiet so the P.C. politicians that approve the defense spending will look good.

I say they should be on the front lines everywhere. If they want to die for America and Bush's war and big oil, I couldn't be happier.
No Nonsence

Franklin, PA

#7 Dec 22, 2010
Bob is pathetic!! We should ignore ignorant people like him. He sounds like a real moron. How would he feel if he had a child that was gay???? Bob should be on the front lines.
DAK

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 22, 2010
honest wrote:
serving our country requires morals which these people obviously do not have. Besides, If I were in the trenches with someone I would rather it not be someone wondering if his boots clashed with his gun.
You are an idiot. Soldiers don't care, why should you? While you sit in your house and cruise the net looking at porn, they are over there fighting for this country... Go enlist then you can give a real-worl opinion.
defending the past

Clermont, IA

#9 Dec 22, 2010
Honestly what does it matter if they are gay or not, they are still human being's regardless of your standards They have every right to be part of the military as any straight woman or man. we should be treated equal as america was intended.
Kayla McClintock

Windber, PA

#11 Jan 2, 2011
What you all seem to be forgetting is that gays are serving in the military regardless of don't ask don't tell. All that this changed is their ability to admit their sexual preference. I have been in the Army National Guard for almost 9 years. My battle buddy in basic training was a lesbian (she admitted to us). I never had any problems with the fact that she was gay nor did I have any doubts as to her fighting ability as a Soldier. Let me tell you something, when bullets are flying over your head, you don't give a damn about what you are wearing. You worry about getting you and your fellow service members out alive.
coflomom

Johnstown, PA

#12 Jan 3, 2011
there is no place in the military for these weirdos
Kayla McClintock

Dallas, TX

#13 Jan 3, 2011
These "weirdos" are out defending your freedom to call them names and contribute to the ignorance in this world.
coflomom

Johnstown, PA

#14 Jan 4, 2011
Kayla McClintock wrote:
These "weirdos" are out defending your freedom to call them names and contribute to the ignorance in this world.
I do believe you people collect a paycheck right? so its a job just like the rest of us...its not like they are "voluntering " or were drafted...sure, maybe they had to fight in a war but was that something they were unaware of being a possibility when they enlisted? You cant expect to reap the benefits of being a veteran without taking some of the risk. It's a job that they applied for and collect a paycheck for. Sure I am grateful that people choose to do this job but I am also grateful that people choose to be doctors, teachers and police men...those people dont walk around expecting to be bowed to because of their occupation.
No Nonsence

Franklin, PA

#15 Jan 4, 2011
coflomom wrote:
there is no place in the military for these weirdos
This person is a real ass to say things like this.
Kayla McClintock

Johnstown, PA

#16 Feb 15, 2011
Ok coflmom.... If "you people" refers to those of us service men and women in the military, then yes we do collect a paycheck. It is a job and it is "like we are volunteering." I don't know where you were going with that stupid statement. As for the risk of war... That's a given today. I don't know what any of this crap has to do with gays being in the military. I could give a shit less who cares if I'm in the military. I do not want to be bowed down to... Especially by an ignorant, inconsiderate ass like you who has no respect for your rights and freedoms. And as far as your opinion on gays in the military, you don't have one because you are not part of the military community and will never be affected by the decision anyways. Oh, and I'm guessing that by your mention of doctors, teachers, and police officers that it is perfectly okay for them to be gay.... People who are around your children everyday. Apparently these "weirdos" are allowed in these professions.....
ArmyVet

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Feb 16, 2011
conflmom...I have news for you,Its NOT just a job just like you...Do you put your life on the line everyday you go to work..these men and women do and what benefits are you refering to, the people that chose to serve our country and protect our freedoms deserve your respect and I can't think of any service member that wants to be "bowed down to"!! It sounds to me that you are not grateful for anything the men and women of the military do so you can sleep in peace every night...what gives you the right to disrespect the men and women of our Armed Forces!!
WhoCares

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Feb 16, 2011
coflomom wrote:
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I do believe you people collect a paycheck right? so its a job just like the rest of us...its not like they are "voluntering " or were drafted...sure, maybe they had to fight in a war but was that something they were unaware of being a possibility when they enlisted? You cant expect to reap the benefits of being a veteran without taking some of the risk. It's a job that they applied for and collect a paycheck for. Sure I am grateful that people choose to do this job but I am also grateful that people choose to be doctors, teachers and police men...those people dont walk around expecting to be bowed to because of their occupation.
YOU ARE AN IDIOT...someone should slap the taste outta your mouth for that statement
OLD VET

Akron, OH

#19 Feb 16, 2011
ArmyVet wrote:
conflmom...I have news for you,Its NOT just a job just like you...Do you put your life on the line everyday you go to work..these men and women do and what benefits are you refering to, the people that chose to serve our country and protect our freedoms deserve your respect and I can't think of any service member that wants to be "bowed down to"!! It sounds to me that you are not grateful for anything the men and women of the military do so you can sleep in peace every night...what gives you the right to disrespect the men and women of our Armed Forces!!
Come on . Knock off the drama. I served longer than you and a long time ago. You don't put your life on the line everyday of your enlistment. My hat is off to you and all vets or active duty personnel but give it a rest.

They do collect a paycheck but I am here to tell conflomom that the pay has always been substandard compared to civilian jobs. The jobs are harder than civilian jobs in most cases even if you never see combat. It amazes me that people will take these jobs in the military today after the disrespect given to Vietnam vets. I guess the lack of civilian jobs makes them sign up. Thankfully there are people willing to serve.
army wife

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Feb 16, 2011
Old vet i think you over reacted to that statement being drama. my dad served in the navy during ww2 and brother in vietnam and husband saudi, iraq and so on these men and women are risking there lives everyday. perhaps that what he meant. infact my brother did die from vietnam. and serval of my uncles served during ww2 one killed in airplane crash. three wounded also . and you really dont even know how long army vet served to say you served longer than he did. see i do i know him. he is retired army.no i love my country god and family and proud to be army wife, depentant daughter of a navy vet.
ArmyVet

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Feb 16, 2011
OLD VET wrote:
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Come on . Knock off the drama. I served longer than you and a long time ago. You don't put your life on the line everyday of your enlistment. My hat is off to you and all vets or active duty personnel but give it a rest.
They do collect a paycheck but I am here to tell conflomom that the pay has always been substandard compared to civilian jobs. The jobs are harder than civilian jobs in most cases even if you never see combat. It amazes me that people will take these jobs in the military today after the disrespect given to Vietnam vets. I guess the lack of civilian jobs makes them sign up. Thankfully there are people willing to serve.
OLD VET..Just how old..and how on earth do you know if you served longer than I did...and I know that the men and women that are serving in todays military are putting their lives on the line everyday, with the world the way its is...maybe you forgot what happened 10 years ago on 9/11/01, with the real threat of domestic terrorism today I would say that these men and women are putting their lives on the line!!!

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