• November 24, 2014

Reader: Social agenda forced on military will be recipe for disaster

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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

After four combat tours beginning with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, my son is receiving the thanks of a grateful nation by being thrown out of the Army, now that combat troops are no longer needed. I guess I can’t complain. The purpose of the Army is to win wars. It is not a glorified social welfare experiment.

Only ... it is.

The United States military is being used to advance politically correct ideology in direct conflict with its fundamental purpose. To support the feminist agenda, it is being forced to deploy women into direct combat. As a result, sexual assault is rampant. Forcing young, sexually active men and women into military discipline and combat situations is a recipe for disaster, and this very disaster is now being used by the same people who created it to undermine military discipline even further.

The president is also using the military to advance the gay agenda. It is incredible that more than half of the sex crimes plaguing the military are same-sex assaults. This was unheard of before “Don’t ask, don’t tell” opened the ranks to gays. The few assaults that did occur were dealt with immediately, and the perpetrator was removed from the military after appropriate punishment.

The problem of sexual assault could be solved tomorrow by the elimination of these insane social policies forced on the military.

This will not happen. We will continue to live under the tyranny of politically correct ideology until we suffer catastrophic battlefield defeat.

Then perhaps, if we survive as a nation, reality will break through at last.

In the meantime, Bowe Bergdahl will continue to serve on active duty. My son will not.

Mike Homiller


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  • Ihavecommonsense posted at 10:38 pm on Wed, Aug 13, 2014.

    Ihavecommonsense Posts: 61


  • Bubba posted at 9:09 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 751

    liberals always want to use the military for their experiments no matter the damage it does to the country.

  • Mamma Griz posted at 6:20 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2014.

    Mamma Griz Posts: 257

    Tell us from where you got your information about sexual assaults. I guess you didn't know that there were gays in the military in years past-- 1973 comes to my mind.

    Just because you and other commentators don't like President Obama doesn't mean that he is to blame for everything. Things were not much better in the past. Maybe you don't remember-- as a person gets older his mind can forget things in the not-too-distant past. That is called AIT.

  • Eliza posted at 10:53 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 866

    Eliminate military armament, eliminate the size of the military, eliminate the military officers, eliminate any good will between what forces are left,
    What do you have to fight any enemy with ? Nothing !

    Weird happening , unless you can think for yourself.

  • don76550 posted at 9:07 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    don76550 Posts: 64

    Excellent. The army has been totally destroyed by comrade Obama, which I think is deliberate on his part. After all, isn't the only thing we need to halt aggression by an enemy is a can of red paint to draw lines?

  • Roody2 posted at 9:02 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 319

    The letter writer obviously doesn't get it...

    We no longer need a military because "the world is safer than it's ever been" according to O baaa ma.

  • DawgDave posted at 6:06 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 190