Should the troops have input on ending “don’t ask, don’t tell?


Jim Putnam — “No, it’s not a democracy. It’s the service.”

Richard Flores
— “No, because we have a commander-in-chief who should make the decision.”

Karen McCrocklin — “No. The troops don’t have input on where and how they do their jobs. It’s the military. The decisions come from the top. I can’t wait to see the surveys about whether we should invade Iran or which officer should get promoted.”

Mike Weaver — “Yes, because they’re in the military so why not ask them this. Make people feel part of the decision.”

Chantel Nelson
— “Does the military give them a voice about their deployment or a vote on who their ‘enemy’ is or where they will be stationed? No!”


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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 16, 2010.