Published December 18, 2010
AP2010 – Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., from right, speaks as he stands with Sen. Joesph Lieberman, I-Conn., Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., at a news conference about the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” bill. (AP)
WASHINGTON — In a landmark vote, the Senate on Saturday ended the Clinton-era ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking a major triumph for President Obama, liberals and the gay community.
The final vote to end the Pentagon’s 1993 “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was 65-31, drawing support from eight Republicans.
The bill now goes to the White House for Obama’s signature. He is expected to sign the bill into law next week, a senior White House aide told Fox News.
Once the law is repealed, gays will be openly accepted by the military for the first time in U.S. history, and can acknowledge their sexual orientation without fear of being kicked out. More than 13,500 service members have been dismissed under the 1993 law.
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Most of the places I go to do serious business here in the U.S. require me to prove who I am. I am required to provide official identification if I want to:
- Apply for a job
- Enter a contest
- Get a driver’s license
- Apply for a loan or any other type of credit
- Open a bank account and take money out of said account
- Write a check for goods and services at various businesses
In fact, when applying for employment, one of the questions almost every employer will ask is if you are eligible to work legally in the U.S., either as a full-fledged citizen or a legal alien with a green card.
The few times I’ve been pulled over by the police for driving infractions, I’ve also been asked to provide not just my driver’s license, but proof of having registered my car and proof of current insurance on that car.
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Posted Jun 15th 2010 at 8:38 am
Nearly every election year, a series of analysts and candidates suggest to American voters that the election that year may be the most important of its age. In retrospect, few can argue that the election of Obama has not been momentous. The midterm election of 2010 may be a turning point as well – especially for American business.
For decades, American business has wined, dined and lobbied the American politicians. Some have sought preferential tax benefits for themselves or their industries. Others have sought preferential regulations or corporate welfare for the same reasons. Still others feed the alligator that is government in hopes that it will be kind to them in the future while it consumes others today.
Perhaps no greater example of the latter mentality exists in California. Year after year, business interests donate millions of dollars to Democrats in the hope that they will act reasonably. The coup de grace of which was the 2002 election for Governor between then Governor Gray Davis and challenger, and business man, Bill Simon. Under no uncertain terms, Simon campaigned on lower taxes and regulations. Davis offered record deficits and coming tax increases – not to mention an ever increasing regulatory burden. Incredibly, Big Business gave to Davis three to one over Simon. They did so because they did not give Simon much of a chance and they wanted to curry favor with Davis – hoping he would be kind to them when he won.
Without a doubt there were two losers in that election. Simon lost by less than 5 points (far closer than business imagined) and California businesses now face the highest combined tax and regulatory burdens in American history. In other words, California businesses have received a very poor return on their investments into California Democrat politicians – so much so that California’s desert neighbor, Nevada, leads the nation in new business development.
June 15, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, New Media News | Tags: A Time For Truth, Americans reject Socialism, Bill Simon, California, Congress, consequences, Culture, Dems, elections, Featured Story, final time for truth, Gray Davis, Nevada, Obama, politics, power shift, Republicans, State Politics, Thomas Jefferson, truth, William E. Simon | Leave A Comment »