I did not vote for President Obama. The only Democrat I have voted for as far back as I remember is Ike Skelton. But I do agree with Obama’s promise to get rid of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It’s a ridiculous law.
I was one of millions of “Rosie the Riveters” back in World War II, and my husband served in the Navy. We’re American flag-wavers, so we’d never want to damage our armed forces. But our military needs every able person, so we should let qualified people serve without fear of being fired simply because of who they are.
People didn’t like President Truman’s 1948 order to end segregation in the military, but he knew the right thing to do was to treat everyone the same and make everyone toe the same line. Obama and Congress don’t need to study gays in the military. They need to look at what the president from the Show-Me state did and follow his example.