The People's Values Triumphed

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by Conor Friedersdorf

Apoplectic about the repeal of DADT, Patrick Buchanan writes:

Remarkable. The least respected of American institutions, Congress, with an approval rating of 13 percent, is imposing its cultural and moral values on the most respected of American institutions, the U.S. military.

He neglects to mention that 67 percent of Americans support the ability of gays and lesbians to serve open in the military. More remarkably, the passage above reveals him to be disdainful of the very notion that the people's elected representatives should impose their will on the military. Before reading his column I'd have thought it unfair to suggest that some DADT advocates would rather challenge civilian control of the military than see gays serve openly. Perhaps I was right all along, and Mr. Buchanan temporarily took leave of his senses.

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