I'm a little late getting this up (you'll notice that the Republican debates didn't happen last night!), but I wanted to make sure it got some face time on the blog. Don't Ask Don't Tell is one of the most stupid policies the United States has ever enacted. It is inherently discriminatory, homophobic, and damaging.
I can't wait for the day when the armed forces can stand as one and say, "We don't discriminate and won't tolerate it in our ranks. We will protect our own." Instead, if you're willing to pay the price of silence they'll turn a blind eye for as long as it's convenient.
See after the jump for the transcript of the young man's speech.