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Thursday, January 15

Don't Ask, Don't Tell ~ Current Events Wrap Up

Ok, I’m still excited about this new weekly meme that is being hosted by the amazing Julie Arduini at her The Surrendered Scribe blog. But I forgot it was Thursday! The Current Events Wrap Up meme is the vision God gave Julie for discussing what is going on in the world, nation and even our own lives. Please go and check out Julie’s blog, and if you like current events or news, think about joining in and/or spreading the word!

Like I said, I forgot it was Thursday, so this will be a brief post because I obviously haven’t had time to really focus in and write the way I would want to. That said, I do know what I want to write about. President-Elect Barack Obama is overturning the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about gays serving in the military.

Are you kidding me??? No, I’m not happy about this at all. Of course, we wouldn’t even be dealing with this issue if Bill Clinton hadn’t done his best to decimate the military (through various means) while he was in office in the 90’s, but for Barack Obama to take this to the next level is just wrong.

While there may be some in the military that it truly doesn’t bother, I’d venture to say that for most this is both extremely disturbing and distracting. And distracting can actually be worse in a war zone, which we have going on two fronts. This is not a matter of lifestyle choice. In the military, people live, work and socialize together in very close proximity to one another. Privacy can be difficult to come by.

It is a shrewd move though. What better way to placate the rabid liberals who became enraged at B.O.’s invitation to Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration? I shudder to think what this is going to do to our military and national security. But I guess I should be happy that he has not yet made good on his promise that his first order of business would be to pass the Freedom of Choice Act to make it even easier to murder innocent babies. May God help us all.


The Surrendered Scribe said...

I think your last line says it all. My dad was alive during President Clinton's tenure and he thought it was distracting at best. Your points are definitely worth considering.

Thanks Tracy for doing this, especially on such a busy day!

Jill said...



Love and blessings - Jill

Today's Christian Mom~ said...

LOL I know I already have things posted in draft form waiting for Tuesday!!! I have the 20th marked as Dooms Day on all my calendars. I just can't help it.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Wowzer, no way. I learn so much from you politically informed people. So thankful to read this meme, because I just haven't had time to follow it lately, and I know I'm getting it from a Godly perspective.