I read a comment posted on a story in the Houston Chronicle about the repeat of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
It was written by a poster named "ThatsMyMomma"
Please tell me what you think.
Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by MEN with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, I didn't think so! I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for gays, and you curse the Marines.You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That DADT, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a darn what you think gays you are entitled to.