Generally every morning I get up switch on my Wii Fit and start my "Free Run" for those that don't have a Wii basically this is where you stuff the Wii Remote into your pocket or sports bra and jog in place. You can then switch the channels over and watch a TV show while you run. I usually pop the TV on CNN and watch Robin Mead's Morning Express.
This morning a story caught my attention. A soldier in currently serving his country presently asked a question of If elected, would they repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell? The first thing that blew my mind was the audience actually booed this man. Really? You booed him? Then Santorum actually said he would! Boggle? (link)
From Fox News Transcript
Hill: "In 2010, when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was, because I'm a gay soldier, and I didn't want to lose my job.
"My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?"
Santorum: "Yeah, I — I would say, any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. And the fact that they're making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to — to — and removing 'don't ask/don't tell' I think tries to inject social policy into the military. And the military's job is to do one thing, and that is to defend our country.
"We need to give the military, which is all-volunteer, the ability to do so in a way that is most efficient at protecting our men and women in uniform."
"And I believe this undermines that ability."
Moderator Megyn Kelly: "So what — what — what would you do with soldiers like Stephen Hill? I mean, he's — now he's out. He's — you know, you saw his face on camera. When he first submitted this video to us, it was without his face on camera. Now he's out. So what would you do as president?"
Santorum: "I think it's — it's — it's — look, what we're doing is playing social experimentation with — with our military right now. And that's tragic.
"I would — I would just say that, going forward, we would — we would reinstitute that policy, if Rick Santorum was president, period.
"That policy would be reinstituted. And as far as people who are in — in — I would not throw them out, because that would be unfair to them because of the policy of this administration, but we would move forward in — in conformity with what was happening in the past, which was, sex is not an issue. It is — it should not be an issue. Leave it alone, keep it — keep it to yourself, whether you're a heterosexual or a homosexual."
This is just another example of how this group really doesn't care about our Troops, they don't care about equality or protecting our nation, they really only care about lining their pockets with cash and screw everyone else. I heard repeatedly comments regarding, now isn't the time to tax big business. We should be giving tax breaks to companies and help them out more. Really? How much more help do they really need? Last time I checked no one in Congress was posting on a prayer thread to try to get positive energy so their spouse could find a freaking job to help pay the mortgage. I haven't heard of a single Senator rushing down to the local food back to get a few odds and ends for dinner. Have you?
Big business does not need more tax cuts. Even Warren Buffet stated that we should end tax breaks for the super wealthy. (LINK) There are numerous articles on the web that show that the people are fed up with businesses getting tax breaks and our unemployment is through the roof.
I'm not saying Democrats have all the answers or that they are any better when it comes to these types of things. What I am saying is that at least they're not blatantly telling us as LGBT citizens that we have no right to fight for our country. We have no place in society and we should be second class citizens. Most of all, this group does not care about our families, our brothers and sisters. Or even our children.
This weekend I'll be attending LGBT Pride at the Duke Campus in Durham. I will find those folks there volunteering to register people to vote and as a registered Democrat, I plan to change my affiliation. I will register myself as non-affiliated. Hell I might even join the Green Party! I ask that those "Log Cabin Republicans" out there think long and hard about putting any of these folks in office.
I urge those of you who are not registered to vote to get out there and get registered. If we stand by and do nothing, this country will be handed back over to the Rick Perry's or the Rick Santorum's of the world and we as LGBT people will be throw back into the closet. If you're not an LGBT person, this is still your fight. Think of your friends and family. Think of those people you know that are in this category. Should they have their rights removed? Further, Do you want our freedom of religion will be stripped away while events like the DC-40 initiative are set up and Dominionism takes hold of our great country? Many of the folks on the Republican ballot are in bed with this group. I urge you to do your home work and check out information on The New Apostolic Reformation.
To find out more on fighting Dominionism head over to Hail Columbia or find us on Facebook. To check your voter status log on to CanIvote.org.
Take a moment and think about the freedoms you have now, think about the struggles our nation will face when prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category is applied by our own GOVERNMENT. This is, my friends, simple discrimination. Don't let this happen in our country.
(stepping off soapbox)
Thanks for listening to me rant.
Namaste & Blessed Be
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