Shut Up Or Leave Service!

Admiral Mike Mullen, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made clear to General Benjamin Mixon that his comments concerning gay soldiers were unprofessional and indicated lack of comprehension as to how an officer should conduct himself while in the military service. Mixon, who head Army forces for the Pacific command, urged those who serve under him to protest lifting the ban on gays serving and even told them to get family members to fight to end any changes in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law. As Admiral Mullen put it to Mixon, if you don’t approve changes in the law, then “vote with your feet” and get the hell out of the armed forces!

Those who serve in leadership positions within the American military should understand they are subject to civilian authority and they can not challenge the president of the United States.