Ours Not to Ask, Ours Not to Tell

Laurence Vance explains why gays and lesbians shouldn’t serve in the military:

Should gays and lesbians serve in the military? Once in the military, they will be expected to blindly follow the orders of their superiors and not exercise independent thought. They will oftentimes not be in a position to know whether an order is in fact dubious or immoral. They will be expected to, without reservation, drop that bomb, fire that weapon, launch that missile, and throw that grenade, as well as directly kill people and destroy their property.

Read the celý piroh.

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4 Responses to Ours Not to Ask, Ours Not to Tell

  1. Black Bloke February 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    “Read the celý piroh.”

    The what?

  2. Daniel February 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Reminds me of Lysander Spooner’s argument in “Against Woman Suffrage,” where he explained that no one (including women) has the right to use the ballot to force the obedience of other human beings.

  3. Lorenzo from Oz February 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Thanks for alerting your readers to that refreshing perspective. Entirely coincidentally, I had just posted on how we can measure the social power of monotheism: there is some congruence.

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