I wrote my Senators last week (that word "my" is kind of sticking in my craw at this point; they sure as hell don't represent me) asking them to support the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". I even started my letter with "I know that next week I will receive a letter from you saying how much my thoughts on this matter mean to you, and then you both will proceed to tell me you support the status quo"!
Which is exactly what showed up a bit ago...
Mr. Brownback wrote to tell me how much my thoughts matter, then how wonderfully the current policy has worked and how "he'll listen to the military" when it comes to making policy...
Had Harry Truman listened to the military 60 years ago it would still be segregated!
The laws of inertia are that a mass in motion will continue in the direction it's going unless it's acted on by some outside force.
That "change from within" is impossible would be evidenced by the fact that during the Revolutionary War the army WAS integrated, as it was during the War of 1812, yet by the time of the Civil War it became segregated...outside forces had their influence and it stood for over 100 years!
I remember the rants in the 70's that there would never be women on carriers or their escorts; that there was just no way that could ever work. There was no way you could put women on ships that were going out for 8 or 9 months and have it not cause a problem.
Yet today women fill every billet in the Navy, just as they should.
'Tis truly sad that good lives are being ruined by those who reap political hay!
Didn't mean to start the week with a rant...
May the week be kind to you each!