(En)Join the Party

October 19th, 2010

A follow up to No Harm Done?, inspired by BREAKING: In DADT case, ‘the Court DENIES Defendants’ Application for a Stay’ (AmericaBlog 10/19/10 8:41 p.m.) and Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants, as gov’t appeals court decision (LA Times 10/19/10).

 

“None of the factors the Court weighs in considering whether to enter a stay favors granting a stay here. Accordingly, the Court DENIES Defendants’ Application for a Stay.” – Judge Virginia Phillips denial of stay enjoining DADT enforcement


Judge Phillps has rejected DOJ’s request for a stay

To let the military keep ejecting people for being gay.


As I hoped and expected, Judge Phillips said no,

So now it’s finally time for DADT to go.


The military has even started accepting openly gay recruits,

So it seems the Pentagon with the Big Gay Agenda is in cahoots.


Of course, the injunction could still be overturned on apeal,

Thus ending this particular attempt at DADT’s repeal.


One sure way to stop the uncertainty

Is for Congress to join the party.


The House already passed a DADT repeal bill,

But once it got to the Senate, things went downhill.


If we’d finally get action in the Senate

That would conclusively end it.


(It would be nice if Justice could join the party too,

But I understand why that’s something they feel they can’t do.)


Still, in spite of the manoeverings political and legalistic

I remain (cautiously) optmistic.


As Dr. King said, “the arc of history is long but it bends toward justice…”

Just not in this case with the Department of Justice.

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Here’s your theme music, Join The Party by Giorgio from the (appropriately titled) CD Better Late Than Never.

 

 

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