Ron Paul on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

More data for Jamie Kirchick. Here's Ron Paul at Google:

""Don't ask, don't tell' doesn't sound all that bad to me because as an employer, I've never asked them [employees] anything and I don't want them to tell me anything. ... So I would say that everyone should be treated equally, and they [gays] shouldn't be discriminated against because of that alone. Which means that even though those words aren't offensive to me, that 'Don't ask, don't tell' don't sound so bad to me, I think the way it's enforced is bad. Because, literally, if somebody is a very, very good individual working for our military - and I met one just the other day in my office, who was a translator - and he was kicked out for really no good reason at all. I would want to change that, I don't support that interpretation."

Ignorant? Yes. Bigoted? Nah.

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