- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/21/16)4
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)1
Worried about 'don't ask' effects
According to an Associated Press article on Dec. 24, Vice President Joe Biden was quoted as saying, "I think the country's evolving. And I think you're going to see, you know, the next effort is probably going to be to deal with so called DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)." This was in response to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
I totally disagree with Mr. Biden. The repeal of this policy was simply a manipulation of facts and does not represent the attitude of the American people. I believe it was a liberal, lame-duck Congress forcing through an unpopular piece of legislation, virtually jamming it down the throats of the American public.
Biden, in his own words, is laying groundwork for the future attack on the American family. I, for one, will not let him speak for me. I am committed to the contacting of my own political leaders with petitions, phone calls and letters, asking them to lead the way in the reinstatement of "don't ask, don't tell."
JOHN RHODES, Zalma, Mo.