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Scott Brown announces full support for repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Abandons conservative base
POSTED: Dec 12, 2010
US Senator Scott Brown has announced on Friday, Dec. 3 that he now supports the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - effectively forcing the integration of homosexuality into the United States military.
In a sleazy, dishonest lame-duck move, the Democrats in Congress are desperately trying to repeal the law in the waning days before the new Republican-laden Congress takes over on Jan. 1. A considerable number of left-wing pro-homosexual Democrats were defeated in the Nov. 2 elections, and Brown (and the others) know that the repeal has virtually no chance once the newly elected members of Congress get in.
The bill has already passed the House and is in the Senate. Although Brown has voted to delay the bill slightly, that is only for strategic purposes. He has said he will support the bill as soon as certain "horse-trading" takes place. A final vote could come any day.
During his campaign for US Senate, Brown had portrayed himself as a supporter of the current policy. In the Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) voter guide Brown was listed as being "opposed" to the repeal.
Much more than just "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
The term "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" merely refers to an executive order by President Bill Clinton to circumvent the actual US law passed by Congress in 1993 which completely bans homosexuals from the military.
The 1993 law they are attempting to repeal (USC Section 654, Title 10) states:
Furthermore, this repeal is part of a larger Defense Appropriations Bill. That bill also includes language to allow taxpayer funded abortions in US military bases around the world.
Thus Brown, who campaigned on being the "41st vote" against the Obama agenda, could end up being a deciding vote to pass this key Obama promise to the homosexual movement. (And the abortion movement.)
Earlier this year Brown abandoned the Republicans and was the deciding vote on Obama's massive financial reform bill. (Currently, Brown has voiced support for the Obama administration's invasive and unnecessary TSA airport nude scans and pat-downs which angers many conservatives.)
Conservative base stunned
Nevertheless, Brown's decision on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT), which he publicly announced last Friday, has stunned and angered his conservative base in Massachusetts. Pro-family and pro-life activists feel particularly betrayed. Back in 2004, it was pro-family and pro-life activists who converged from around the state and worked around the clock to help then-state rep Brown win the grueling special March 2 state senate election against Angus McQuilken by 51%-47%. And it was pro-family and pro-life activists who supported Brown early on in his US Senate race early on when he was 25 points behind Martha Coakley and nobody else would take him seriously. But those days are long gone.
Our conversation with Brown's Washington DC office
On Wednesday afternoon Brian Camenker of MassResistance spoke at length with Brandon Acheson, a staffer in Brown's Washington, DC office who has been explaining Brown's position on this issue to constituents since the announcement. It was very disappointing, to say the least. It appears that Brown has become just another disingenuous, disconnected Washington politician.
Needless to say, the entire conversation was depressing and angering.
What should YOU do right now?
Call now -- Sen. Brown needs to hear from you loud and clear.
EVERYONE across the country should do this, since Sen. Brown got support (including millions of dollars in small donations) from across the country. Tell them that if Brown supports the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" you will actively campaign against him in 2012 (or whatever else you think is appropriate).