Saturday, May 9, 2009


I don't think that John Aravosis of AmericaBlog is being paranoid. I urge you to read the full article on his site entitled, Obama again talks of "changing," not "repealing," Don't Ask Don't Tell

I'm a lawyer. He's a lawyer. Words have meaning to lawyers. Especially when the lawyers are President of the United States. They don't write things without knowing exactly what they are writing. With that in mind, President Obama wrote a handwritten note to a US service member recently discharged for being gay. In the note, Obama said that he remains "committed to changing our current policy." Sounds nice. Putting aside the fact that letters are nice, but actions are better, notice that Obama didn't say he remains committed to "repealing" the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy - a word he always used before. Now he's for "changing" it.

This is a significant distinction that escaped me, and further suggests that Pres. Obama is, at the very least, lukewarm about repealing DADT and the granting of equal rights to Gay people.

If this is the case, we might have been better off with John McCain as President, as many liberals wouldn't be torturing logic to make excuses for him regarding the acquisition of full and equal civil rights for Gay people, as well as his many other decisions that also seem likely to weaken if not destroy the United States.
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