Not two weeks after pleading guilty to lewd conduct, Republican Senator Larry Craig defended Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: the discriminatory policy barring gays from serving in the military. In an August 17th letter obtained by PageOneQ, Craig write to a voter:
I am glad you shared your suggestions with me. As you know, the Department of Defense’s policy on this issue is commonly referred to as a “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy and would not allow for singling out homosexuals. In addition, I don’t believe the military should be a place for social experimentation. The sole mission of the armed forces is to defend the United States.
…The issue is not fairness, but military effectiveness. The armed forces exist to wage war. It is unacceptable to risk the lives of American soldiers and sailors merely to accommodate the sexual lifestyles of certain individuals.
If Craig’s so interested in protecting human life, he would not continue to support the war.
Also, what’s this “social experimentation” bullshit? Does he not live in America? Gays have been out and open for decades now. Have we crumbled like Sodom? No. Have we become a more secular, pagan nation. No. Are we headed toward disastrous ruin? Maybe, but not because of the gays.
Actually, America’s destruction will mostly likely come from people like Craig.