Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips—a federal judge from California—ruled that the military’s longstanding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was unconstitutional. This common-sense law prohibited open homosexuality in the military to help ensure troop unity and readiness.
What makes a judge from California think she knows better than all four service chiefs of our armed forces who opposed repealing the policy at this time? Judge Phillips has given us yet another example of judicial activism on behalf of a radical political agenda. It’s unfortunate that she would rather cater to the homosexual lobby than do what’s best for our military, which is currently engaged in two wars.
For more on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” check out these two previous posts:
In Defense of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: http://familycouncil.org/?p=806
Video: Jerry Discusses “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.