“It is time to close this chapter in our history.” ~ President Obama

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 9, 2010
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“It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.”

Left: Norman Rockwell. At top: President Obama with members of our armed forces.

“As commander in chief, I am also absolutely convinced that making this change will only underscore the professionalism of our troops as the best-led and best-trained fighting force the world has ever known,” he said in a statement after the Senate, on a preliminary 63-to-33 vote, beat back Republican efforts to block final action on the repeal bill.

The vote marked a historic moment that some equated with the end of racial segregation in the military.” [The New York Times]

“…and the admission of women to military service academies in the 1970s…” [Washington Post]

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to ““It is time to close this chapter in our history.” ~ President Obama”

  1. […] Sorry pretending to be gay will no longer get military recruiters to stop bothering you. […]

  2. […] love to (not) fight for what they believe in. Republicans love to vote no on everything (except DADT, props). And Tea Partiers love to protest, and, well, […]

  3. tamingauthor says:

    Oh, sheesh. When I read the headline I thought Obama resigned. I flashed back to Johnson and Nixon bailing out… Though maybe he was heading to the pro golf circuit.