All over Capitol Hill, officials are eager to investigate the scandal involving 11 Secret Service agents who were sent home from their assignment in Colombia after at least some of them brought prostitutes back to their hotel. Everyone knows exchanging favors for cash is in the purview of Congress, not Colombian sex workers. So we can expect thorough hearings on this vile attempt to break the Congressional whoring monopoly.
But hopefully not so thorough as to include the lead offered by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council…
Then, of course, under the President's thumb, Congress introduced a new chapter of promiscuity into the U.S. military by overturning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," followed by a seven month "coming out" party for homosexual servicemen. And all the while, the State Department is overseas trying to strong-arm other countries into accepting its views on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and premarital sex.
Is it any wonder this country is suffering from an ethical identity crisis? This is what comes of an administration that systematically destroys the moral foundations of our military, government service, and public schools. On one hand, the administration has tried to force our military to embrace homosexuality by making unnatural and immoral sex legal — and on the other, it's outraged that its military is engaging in another form of legal but immoral sex. (Prostitution is permissible in Colombia's "tolerated zones.") Both behaviors are inappropriate, unhealthy, and destructive. Yet only one seems to incense government officials.
If this seems a bit muddled, that's because it is. But this culture of moral confusion is inevitable when American leaders push a radical social policy that arbitrarily gives sexual license to some and condemns it from others.
It's true that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell has had an effect on the military. I recently learned that Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno has a Pinterest account, which means 1) the gays have taken over our military public affairs divisions and 2) the terrorists have won.
Despite this, I still think gay service members are integral parts of the military who should be allowed to serve openly. Think about it, if gay soldiers can force heterosexual Secret Service agents and Marines to have sex, by virtue of merely existing, is there anything they can't do?
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Don't you hate it when you're watching a movie and then something that could have been this really nice subtly poignant moment of allegory is blown to shit because the director decides that you're not smart enough to figure it out on your own and pushes the symbolism to the point where it's impossible not to realize that you're witnessing "art" or some shit like that. I get it, Antononi, he's mourning his lost youth. I'm not an idiot.
What's even more annoying is when it happens in real life…
The sixth Summit of the Americas that concluded yesterday in the Caribbean city of Cartagena was supposed to focus on trade in the Western Hemisphere. Instead, 11 U.S. Secret Service agents became the center of attention after they were sent home for allegations of misconduct involving a prostitute…
The incident came to light when a Cartagena prostitute refused to leave the hotel room occupied by a Secret Service agent until she was paid, said U.S. Representative Peter King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee.
The 11 agents, part of an advance security team that arrived before Obama, had brought women to their hotel blocks away from where the president stayed this weekend, said King. All have since been placed on administrative leave.
Okay, so, U.S. agents go down to South America for a trade summit and end up hiring a hooker and then refusing to pay her for her services afterward. Really, U.S. Secret Service? That was the best bit of dénouement you could come up with?
President Obama said that there's currently an investigation going on into the agents' actions, which he expects to be "thorough" and "rigorous." Good! Because this is simply unacceptable! Hopefully, these agents won't just be let off with the customary slap on the wrist and will face some actual punishment for behavior. Like maybe some firings.
And definitely some drama writing refresher courses.
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