Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Defense Bill-DADT-DREAM Act - #2171 - Victory on the Home Front - Family Research Council

While the U.S. military is legendary for winning wars, today a bipartisan mix of 43 senators stood up for the men and women who serve our nation in uniform. By a vote of 56-43 (four short of the 60 votes required) the Defense Authorization bill, loaded with radical favors to homosexual and abortion special interest groups, failed. While this is not the end of the bill (it will return after the election) this is a major victory for the men and women who sacrificially serve our nation in uniform and their families. Earlier this year in his State of the Union Address, President Obama made overturning the ban on open homosexuality in the military one of his top legislative priorities........Today is a victory--not only our military--but also for the thousands of unborn children whose lives were saved by blocking the amendment that sought to turn our military hospitals into abortion facilities. We all owe a great debt of thanks to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla. Read more.......  The Democratic Senators brought it on themselves, by not allowing the amendments dealing with Abortion, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, DREAM Act, to be voted on individually before the vote to move to the Defense Appropriations Bill as is usually customary in the Senate's history, but has only been done 1% of the time in the last 18 months, I wonder why?

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