John Shields

Suffering in Silence, Part 2.

Filed By John Shields | June 10, 2009 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Politics
Tags: Congress, Dan Choi, Don't Ask Don't Tell, New York Times, Rachel Maddow, torture

And I thought I had a personal story to tell about Don't Ask Don't Tell...

This video just in from the New York Times op-ed online pages. Yep, there's a commercial beforehand - but someone's got to pay the bills - so wait for the video.

It's more than just powerful - it hits your soul, and involves the intimate art of touching and feeling. Emotionally.

Which, under DADT, you don't get to even think about - much less talk about.

Wait for the last line by the servicemember's partner. If it doesn't make you cry, it should at least make you go "hmmm..."

It should also help you understand why DADT is morally reprehensible. And it should most definitely make you think what stupid Americans we must seem to the rest of the world.

The time to end this is NOW. The American people already believe the time for Don't Ask Don't Tell is over.

Hello Washington~! Can you hear us now?



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That line does make you teary-eyed.

Rick Sours | June 11, 2009 5:25 PM

John,

Have you been following on the web the case of
Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach?

John Shields John Shields | June 11, 2009 5:30 PM

Yes, but not as much as I want to. As one of the leading advocates to repeal DADT, I'm pedaling as fast as I can.

Feel free to jet me an email if I miss a major - no, make that Colonel - point. As it is important. Very.