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To the writer of this article, it’s funny that you want to argue the Constitutionality of this and say “how can people be for this when it’s been declared unconstitutional blah blah blah.” Kind of reminds me of Obamacare – ruled unconstitutional by multiple judges, a majority of America doesn’t even want it, yet it’s being force fed down our throats. Seems kind of hypocritical, no?
Secondly, you’re misconstruing the entire point Santorum is trying to make. We don’t need sex in the military. The military is about national defense, not about somebody being either straight or gay. Quite frankly, I don’t give a crap who wants to join the military, but sexual preference needn’t be discussed. It’s irrelevant. I don’t care if the guy next to me in the barracks is gay or straight, either way, it just doesn’t need to be known – we’re together to achieve a common goal, defending the nation, not to sit here and discuss our sexual preference. That doesn’t make me or Santorum “homophobic” in any way, which by the way, is defined as “scared of homosexuals,” so that sounds ridiculous anyway. Having this opinion makes neither of us sexual preference-ist, if you will. It’s just that it DOESN’T MATTER what kind of sexual preference you have – you’re not going to stand up in a classroom and announce, “I’m gay!” so why do it ever? It’s not typically something people just announce randomly. It doesn’t need to be known. If anything, that would be protecting homosexuals from the people in the military that are strongly against that and might do something to them as a result. Just don’t bring it up, and join the military. It doesn’t matter. He’s right – it’s a volunteer organization – so if you can’t go in without being all activist and shoving your preference down people’s throats, then don’t do it.