In the letter, Staver states, “It is incredibly important to note, unlike the militaries of other countries, the United States military is a voluntary force that one does not have a constitutional right to join… It is equally important to note, as is noted in the current law, the primary purpose of the military is ‘to prepare for and to prevail in combat.’”
Open homosexuality disqualifies an applicant. The military must have discipline and order and, of necessity, must house people in close and confined quarters, whether on the battlefield, a ship, or a submarine. The military should not be used as a pawn to promote a political agenda, nor should it be used for a social experiment to deconstruct the family. If the law is repealed, many men and women currently serving in the military will leave. Senator Levin and other Democratic leaders are proposing to add an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2011 to repeal the law.
This effort is in coordination with Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, who is encouraging military and community leaders to communicate support to their elected officials for the policy banning open homosexuality in the military.
Visit www.LC.org to contact your Senator or Representative.