What makes think they would not? It would only take a small percentage to leave the military worse off as a result. I never said flight. The gay population is 1-2% that means the straight population is 99%-98%. The potential pool of new recruits is small and the potential pool of lost recruits is large. Even the gay activist still claim it’s 19 to 1, but really is more like in the range of 99-50 to 1.rman114 wrote:What makes you think you will have this flight of straight soldiers right out of the military if this occurs?
Just 1% loss of recruits from the straight pool and it is virtually impossible to expect you would make that up from the gay pool of potential recruits.
They started out with segregated units. This proved that it was not just idiotic (my apologizes to Sarah for using a slur against the mentally handicapped), but it was counterproductive. This also corresponded with integration of sports, etc. There was no doubt about the mental and physical abilities of blacks.rman114 wrote: These same arguements were probably used when the army integrated blacks into the military in the late 40s. There was no flight from the military when that happened and that event was much more apparent.
Since we will never have gay units and gay sports, etc., it is not a good comparison. How can gay people prove them self? As you said, most will simply not advertise. A little tougher for a black guy to blend in.
Hey, if Obama wants to create an all gay unit in the vein of Tuskegee Airmen. I say go for it. Otherwise, I see a lot of potential downside and almost no potential upside. It’s always a bad idea to bet a lot when there is only a potential to win a little. You simply have to be right every time to come out ahead. It’s too big of a gamble in the middle of a war or as Obama says two wars. I’d like to know where he divides the two wars. Iraq and everywhere else. Where does Yemen, Somalia, … fit in. Maybe the rest is just criminal and not war.