Bret Stephens makes a powerful case in the WSJ today. And if you have a minute this morning, please call your Senator (202) 224-3121. The vote to break the filibuster is at 2.15 pm. Money quote from Bret:
“…In the meantime, it's worth noting that there are an estimated 48,000 homosexuals on active duty or the reserves, many of them in critical occupations, many with distinguished service records. If they pose any risk at all to America's security, it is, paradoxically, because DADT institutionalizes dishonesty, puts them at risk of blackmail, and forces fellow warfighters who may know about their orientation to make an invidious choice between comradeship and the law. That's no way to run a military... Republican senators are now bellyaching that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to jam the repeal amendment into a bill they have no real choice but to vote for. They should be silently thanking him. He's giving them the chance to do the right thing while blaming the Democrats for it. It's a GOP twofer, plus a vote they'll someday be proud of.”
These servicemembers are risking their lives for you. Do something to support them.
The key senators on the fence are: --George Lemieux (R-FL); --Susan Collins (R-ME); --Olympia Snowe (R-ME); --Mark Pryor (D-Ark.); --Richard Lugar (R-IN); --Judd Gregg (R-NH); --Jim Webb (D-VA); --George Voinovich (R-OH); --Kit Bond (R-MO). More here.