Milwaukee GOP resolution supports repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Someone, identity as of yet unknown, authored a resolution to be voted on at the Republican Party of Milwaukee County Caucus this Sat. March 6, calling on Congress and the president to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Update: we discovered today the 03/06/10 agenda (with a copy of the resolution) has been either moved or removed from the Milwaukee GOP website so the original link is not working. Read the resolution here, page 6.

The resolution is ridiculous, ignores the cautions of the Marine Corps commandant Gen. James Conway, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, and puts social experimentation and the wishes of a very small minority before national security and military cohesion.

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12 comments on “Milwaukee GOP resolution supports repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

  1. Marianne Knudson says:

    The Republican Party of Wisconsin continues to dig it’s own grave. It is no wonder those of us who have been part of the party since we were able to vote have withdrawn our support and membership. Candidates would be wise to distance themselves from policy such as this. Only those who have NEVER served would see any value in this resolution.

  2. Mike says:

    The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t tell is supported by the majority of Americans, from both parties as well as independents. It has support among military leaders and some very notable veterans (Admiral Mullen, General Powell, etc). On top of that, integrating gay people into the military of other countries (Australia, Canada, Israel) has been such a non-event, it has surprised many people. Why do some people in this country refuse to learn from that?

    By the way, and somewhat related, the downfall of the Republican party is a result of several things, the largest of which is that more and more Americans don’t identify with it, and the Party refuses to change along with the changing face of America. America is no longer comprised of white, Anglo-Saxon-Protestant families made up of only a mother, a father, and 2.5 children. To ignore who Americans are and what they believe (like broad support for repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) is simply asking to become obsolete. Additionally, the growing reputation for being the party of “No”, hence being an obstacle and not a problem solver, is turning people off too.

  3. Angie says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself, Mike.

  4. Scott Russell says:

    There is very broad support by both political parties, by individuals at all levels currently in the military, including a wide majority of military leaders, and by a supermajority of American popular opinion to repeal DADT. The only minorities involved here are largely Christian activists who don’t want homosexuals to be treated fairly (led by Donnelley and her self-appointed “Center for Military Readiness,” which consists of 3 people: Donnelley, her husband, and a receptionist) and the homosexuals themselves, who have been persecuted for far too long. Let’s move into the current century, please.

  5. Robert says:

    Don’t be fooled.

    God decides what is just (and what is love for that matter)whether we or the military like it or not.
    Majority opinion won’t help either. It’s not a popularity contest. Our inalienable rights come from our Creator (God the Father,Son and Holy Spirit). His Word is clear and inseparable from Him.

    “The wicked return to the grave, all the NATIONS that forget God.” Psalm 9:17

    “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” 1 Corinthians 3:19

    “Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” Revelation 6:15-17

  6. Rosie says:

    This is only a PROPOSED resolution to be presented to the membership. We still live in a Republic where free speech is a right. If someone doesn’t like what is going on I suggest that they become active in their local county party and work from within. It is easy to sit out there and whine about what is going on. The harder thing to do is to actively become involved in the entire process. Help candidates that you like, work for the local party, get things changed in a democratic way. Personally I am tired of listening to people who want to sit back in their lounge chair and grouse about everything. Get out there and do something. Make a difference. The world belongs to those who participate. Start participating.
    This resolution will be voted on at the caucus whether or not we like it or not. That is America.

  7. hr says:

    The Republican Party would be more to your liking if people such as yourself were to join.

    When was the last time you volunteered for a campaign, handed out literature, wrote a check to a candidate, took a friend to the polls? Have you ever run for office yourself?

    When was the last time you personally KNEW someone who did any of the above?

    Sorry, but if you abstain, then don’t complain.

    Instead, be a light to the world, as the Master himself said. (Matt. 5)

  8. Robert says:

    UPDATE: Praise be to God. People got involved and voted no and defeated this resolution at the caucus.

  9. […] A couple of observations about this issue and some of the comments that have been posted on the blog where we broke this news: […]

  10. hr says:

    These are the approved resolutions

    http://milwaukee.wisgop.info/files/2010/03/rpmc-resolutions-2010.pdf

    Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was rejected

  11. Terry says:

    What about homosexual behavior appeals to those who want to repeal DADT? You do not repeal DADT or legalize so-called “homosexual marriage” without encouraging homosexual behavior. Homosexuals want to be told some of their freakish behavior is normal – well, the answer is NO. What insterest should our nation have in encouraging homosexual behavior? NONE. The answer is NO – no homosexual marriage and no repeal of DADT (in fact DADT should be thrown out and existing law simply enforced). You don’t have a right to serve in the military any more than you have a right to marry. Marriage preceeded any Constitutional rights as something a sane society wants to encourage to produce healthy families with healthy children, DUH.

  12. Mike says:

    Terry,
    Could you please share with us your definition of “normal”? Webster’s dictionary defines it as “occurring naturally”. Perhaps you have a dictionary that says something different? Whether you like to admit it or not, if you were to study the history of humanity, or all of animal kind for that matter, you’ll see homosexuality occurring all over the natural world from when time began. What it boils down to is: your morals are your morals, not everyone’s. And this country was founded on the separation of church and state, so people cannot force their morals on others. By the way, gay people are already getting married and having children: some are marrying each other, hurting no one, in states where it’s legal. And some are marrying opposite sex partners, having children, and divorcing years later after they realize the mistake they’ve made – tearing the family apart. The latter scenario is legal in all states. According to what you wrote, you feel that’s healthy. I don’t.

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