posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by neo96
Originally posted by neo96
The US military is not nor has it EVER been a 'democracy'.
You came in on the ass end of the discussion, and therefore totally misunderstood. We were talking about the Democratic party here in the states. Not
the military being a democracy.
reply to post by ABNARTY
Originally posted by ABNARTY
Sure, folks need time/events to give them something else to chew on from time to time or they go nuts. Got it. How well did this event fit that bill?
I'm sure each person would have an opinion on that. The DoD seemed to think it fit the bill. I haven't seen anything to indicate that the military
as a whole disapproved, but I'm sure there are some military personnel who bitched and moaned about it, just as there are plenty of civilians who are
I don't have a problem with the troops celebrating anything. Their lives are miserable, they're away from family and country, they're working hard
for what THEY think is important and I wouldn't deny them the chance to find some "feel-good" just because I don't approve.
reply to post by AshleyD
Intimidating 'underlings' with religion is a totally different subject. Our gay military members aren't trying to proselytize or pressuring other
members with this celebration. They are celebrating and communing, much like religious folks in the military celebrate on Christmas, Easter, Passover,
Ramadan, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah every year...