Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crackpot Del. Marshall at it again

Northern Virginia's designated crackpot legislator, Del. Bob Marshall, is at it again. He's making news that makes you wish he lived in another state.
Hours after the dust settled in the halls of Congress over a contentious fight to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy that prevented gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, the issue has resurfaced anew on a new battleground: Virginia.

State Del. Bob Marshall (R-western Loudoun and Prince William) announced that he is drafting state legislation “barring active homosexuals” from Virginia’s National Guard units, even as President Obama signed the repeal of the policy into law Dec. 22 at the White House.
Click here to read the entire article at the Loudoun Times.

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1 comment:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

Bob Marshall is right on this issue.

What is going on is a thinly veiled maneuver to force our military to accept homosexual marriage, and thereby use federal policy to impose this on the states. The proponents are following the model of the Truman era, as applied to the Negroes.

Our military and our National Guard must retain the ability to select the very best war-fighters.

for the past several decades, this responsibility to recruit and promote, solely on the war-fighting MERIT of the individual has been compromised by quota programs for women, Latinos and blacks.

Mr. Marshall, of course, opposes homosexuality based on religious grounds.

However, even for those not so, religious, we should be asking where is the justification for such a change in policy, with respect to war-fighting ability.

No General, or Admiral has been crying out, "Send us more homosexuals and we will win these wars!"

I have offered to Delegate Marshall a compromise approach that I believe will strengthen our Guard, and also serve as an example of how our military can use this change in policy to return to a more select, stronger force.

By prohibiting our Virginia Guard from using any form of race or gender quotas in their recruiting and promotion, and instead basing selection solely on the war-fighting MERIT of the individual, our Guard can return to being a force focused on defense, instead of being a place where political manipulations govern recruiting and promotion.