At an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation during which Rep. Allen West said we should expand our national defense budget rather than shrink it because the troops can’t afford toilet paper, West also went on to decry the repeal of DADT by saying we shouldn’t be appeasing “special interest groups.”
Speaking out against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” West also said that the “rules are very clear in the United States military” and implied that sexuality was a choice.
“For those that will sit there and say, ‘well, Congressman West, you should understand because after all, you are black,’ — unless I’m Michael Jackson, I can’t change my color,” West said. “But people can change behavior, and you do not base being a part of the military on adjusting for individual behavior. That’s my position.”
“Now is not the time to try to appease a very small special interest group,” West said.
Allen West can’t stop being black, but he sure could stop being gay if he needed to!
Question: Wouldn’t those who want to re-instate DADT be a special interest group? Wouldn’t those who want you to believe that “those gays” can simply flip a switch and change who they are be a special interest group?