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Assignment #3 - doing any harm in the military I also think...

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Barry M. Goldwater makes a convincing argument for removing the ban on gays in the military. Goldwater points out that gays have been serving for centuries, since the time of Julius Caesar. Goldwater also uses history to point out that woman and minorities were once unwelcome in the military though they are extremely valuable parts of our forces today. I believe that these are excellent points, but had they been backed up with facts they would have made a stronger, more convincing argument. I do not believe that there is anything wrong with gays in the military. There is nothing to show that they do not fight just as well as straight people, and they are not
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Unformatted text preview: doing any harm in the military. I also think that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is ridiculous. Gay men and women who fight to protect our freedoms should not have to hide their true selves. Gays are just as much Americans as the rest of us and as such should be allowed to be proud of who they are. There are plenty of other lifestyle choices that people do not believe in (for example, many people think white supremacists have a wrong way of thinking) but there is no cry for them to hide who they are in the military. There is no good reason why gays should not be able to serve in the military while being open about their sexuality....
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