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In Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Obama Defies his Country, his Military, and the Counsel of George Washington.

This morning Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a celebratory email exclaiming, “It’s officially over!”–“It” being “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

That’s right, President Obama, by executive order and in his official capacity as Commander-in-Chief, has managed to not only shown true contempt for the military over which he presides, but also overt defiance of our nation’s first and greatest general, President George Washington.

The Founders, members of the Continental Congress, and General Washington himself held very strong and nuanced opinions on homosexuality,  its impact on the military, and the duty of leaders to uphold standards of morality. President Washington’s views are clearly expressed in a statement issued  in a General Court Martial on March 14, 1778:

At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778), Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment [was] tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false accounts, [he was] found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and [we] do sentence him to be dismiss’d [from] the service with infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return; The drummers and fifers [are] to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.

An edict issued by the Continental Congress underscores the moral tone inherent in Washington’s actions:

The Commanders of . . . the thirteen United Colonies are strictly required to show in themselves a good example of honor and virtue to their officers and men and to be very vigilant in inspecting the behavior of all such as are under them, and to discountenance and suppress all dissolute, immoral, and disorderly practices, and also such as are contrary to the rules of discipline and obedience, and to correct those who are guilty of the same. 

Some claim that the wisdom passed along by the Founders does not translate to current times, but the reasoning, intelligence, and foresight of those thinkers is both relevant and more grounded than that of many of the leaders we turn to today.

As our country’s leadership–on both sides of the aisle–continues to go down the path of implementing policies that contradict and undermine our country’s founding ideas and principles, it seems more prudent to turn to those that wrote our Constitution, than to those who would tear it down.

Here is a look at President Obama’s latest propaganda piece:

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The danger that homosexuality presents to our military is clearly and well documented by the writings of our Founders. Sadly, President Obama’s disdain and contempt for our Founders and our first Commander-in-Chief is just as well documented. While today’s actions don’t constitute the first time that President Obama has thrown aside the wisdom of the Founders, through this executive order, Obama has placed the selfish desires of a small group of activists ahead of the importance of a strong and dignified military.

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