There will be a great cost to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Worldview WeekendMarsha West

This is the last thing I wanted to write about one week before Christmas. For several weeks I have taken a break from writing to put my focus on the holidays: Family and friends gathering together; cooking; baking; decorating; tree trimming; shopping; wrapping; helping those in need. To take my mind off America's woes I click on the Hallmark channel and watch Christmas movies.

Now the joy has been taken out of the holidays. So I'm putting everything aside to speak my piece.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) has been repealed. Those of us who oppose a repeal believed it would remain status quo because all 42 Republicans had signed a letter saying they would vote on no legislation until the government was funded and tax cuts passed. Despite the government not being funded the following RINOS (Republican in name only) voted for cloture: Brown (Mass), Collins (Maine), Kirk (Illinois), Murkowski (Alaska), Snowe (Maine) and Voinovich (Ohio).

Will these traitors be in attendance at the first military pride event?

During the lame duck session Democrats on their way out vowed to pass:

… a repeal of the Pentagon's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy regarding gays in the military [passed]

…the DREAM Act that would give incentives for citizenship to children of illegal immigrants [failed]

…an extension of unemployment insurance [failed]

…the START Treaty, a nuclear arms reduction agreement with Russia [?] (Online source)

A comment on an article I read sums up how many voters are feeling about the 2010 lame duck session:

"None of this lame duck liberal horror should be passed. None of it. It is an arrogant finger to all of us who voted on Nov. 2."

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