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Not allowed to defend my country

November 30, 2009
By Sha-doki GOLD, Union, New Jersey
Sha-doki GOLD, Union, New Jersey
13 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
In the end it'll be okay, if it's not okay then it's not the end.

I can never be one of the few, the proud...
I can never be army strong... Basically as long as I 'don't ask' to join the military they 'don't tell' me that I'm not allowed.
So yeah - I can never fight for this country because of one part of my persona.
But hey, it's America - and we have the right to ban people due to their sexual oreintation,
it's not like this is a free nation after all...

The author's comments:
I once seriously considered entering the military as a option in life. But due to the don't ask, don't tell, I'll never be allowed. And it hurts because I know I can never even just have the option to defend the land I was born on.

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jimmy_a GOLD said...
on Dec. 16 2009 at 12:47 pm
jimmy_a GOLD, Sanford, North Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look for me, not with a flashlight but open your heart n free your soul n there my love i shall be

hey man sorry jus da way things r