Armand C. Hale
Destroy it from the inside
Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
By Armand C. Hale
December 21, 2010

It happened! The demise of the military is all but complete. Using the Armed Forces to foster social experimentation and what do you have? No army, air force, navy and marines but a warped imaged of what someone's utopian dream is like. The military is not a civilian entity or organization. It must follow a code of obedience (the Uniform Code of Military Justice) and a strict formality of command (trust in the upper echelons). (JMJ)

Behaviors like not reporting to work would not be a crime, but would be in the military because of the nature that your inaction endangers others. We have enough problems with sexual harassment in the military since women were allowed in. You have the same problems in the civilian work force where love affairs are not uncommon. That is just the nature of men and women. The difference is lives are not on the line 24 hours a day seven days a week. If an affair goes sour, in the military security and lives are at stake. The trust is gone that someone will have your back in a fox hole when bullets are bombs are flying around. I want to be able to trust my buddies. Here is a small sample from Wes Vernon column a few weeks ago;

"Complicating the young man's frustration (Army PFC Bradley Manning) was a recent relation break-up, a lecture from a former boyfriend, general disenchantment with the army — and he repeated the old gag about "military intelligence" as an "oxymoron [which by his actions, he seemed hell-bent on proving accurate]."

"Manning's postings expressed frustration with "people and society at large."

Here is an e-mail from Norton A. Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff by his office out to his troops on Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fellow Airmen,

"Yesterday, the Senate passed HR 2965, a bill designed to repeal Section 654 of Title 10 of the United States Code, known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Once the President signs the bill into law, the Department of Defense will proceed to implement the change in a responsible, deliberate, and careful manner.

It is important to understand that the President's signing of the new bill into law does not mean the Don't Ask Don't Tell law will be repealed immediately. Instead, the Congressional language stipulates that repeal occurs 60 days after certification by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and the President that the necessary policies and regulations have been prepared to implement repeal and that repeal is consistent with standards of military readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces.

To repeat, the implementation and certification process will not happen immediately; it will take time. Meanwhile, The current law remains in effect. All Air Force members should conduct themselves accordingly. In the coming days and weeks as we prepare for the repeal, we will provide education and training material to help all Airmen understand what is expected in a post-repeal environment.

Effective leadership, however, it's key to implementing this change and success will rest on the shoulders of senior leaders like me, commanders, chiefs, first sergeants, and supervisors. The standards of conduct we expect of all Airmen will not change. Moreover, we will continue to treat each other, as members of the Air Force family, with dignity and respect.

I know each of you will approach this issue professionally and that you will continue to adhere faithfully to our core values of Integrity, Service before Self, and Excellence in all we do. By following our core values, we will successfully implement this change with the same unparalleled professionalism we have demonstrated with every transformation we have undertaken in peace and war."

My question is "what education and training material to help all Airmen understand what is expected in a post-repeal environment will be about?" Why would you need training? Is this out right indoctrination of a dark sort? If this was to be only a civil rights issue (it's not) why would you need "education?" This stinks to high heaven. The liberals did an end run with help from Republican renegades Scott Brown, Mark Kirk, George Voinovich, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. I want to thank the states that have continually sent these people back to Congress. They did a good job!

This will take effect. But we Americans who don't believe this is right can still make our voices heard. We need to do what the liberals do best. We need to scream bloody murder. Mobilize all our grass roots support. Start filing court briefs. Raise money for candidates for the house, senate and the white house who will reinstate the common sense approach for the military. Go after the politicians that supported this mess in 2012.

The new members of the house and senate in the 112th congress should show extreme gravis by stepping up to the plate on this issue. The security of American people is at stake. Socialist commies....if you can't destroy it from the outside; you destroy it from the inside...

We have lost the first round of many battles to come. We could lose all the ground made with the socialist/communist back in control of Congress again. We must be vigilant, not arrogant but humble and pray for God's help in this battle of good against evil. Amen.

Post script: Please read the op-ed By Bryan Fischer and get involved!

© Armand C. Hale


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Armand C. Hale

MSgt Armand C. Hale retired from the U.S. Air Force serving his country for over 23 years. His many tours of duty included the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the State of Qatar. He has a Bachelors degree in business & management and has written a book on his experiences in the country of Qatar. You can purchase his book at and Lulu Books.


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