This has been a tough day of news for me. First, the President announced that he was throwing out the Constitution, the Law of the Land, and our National Heritage by permitting illegal aliens to stay and get work permits. But not just any illegal alien. No, they have to be 16-30 years ols, no criminal record, high school grad or GED or Military service. Let me digest this for a minute. He said they are more American than loyal to their native country. BS!! Have you ever driven through the Barrio's of Los Angles, San Diego, San Jose, Mac Allen Texas, San Antonio, Texas, New York City? The don't speak English, they speak Spanish! The schools teach in Spanish. The driving test is in Spanish, the television and radio is Spanish! BS again. They have moved the foreign countries to America. They are no more American that Castro!!
Second, the Pentagon announced Gay Pride Day for the Military!! What do I say?! I am a Slovak, when is Slovak Appreciation Day? After all, Dick Marcinko the founding Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 6 is a Slovak! The answer is, no special day or month is needed for any specific group in the Military. We, man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, oriental, handicapped, gifted, are all on the same team!! Problems arise when the organization singles out one group for praise. TQM taught us that.
If we are to have a successful Military, we need to stay with the tried and true leadership models. Yes, our society is changing and our Military should reflect that. I concede that. But, we still MUST retain our team spirit!