President Barack Obama was giving a talk in support of Senator Barabara Boxer’s re-election campaign when hecklers in the audience began shouting denunciations of the president and wanted to know when he finally would end the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which prevents gays and lesbians from openly expressing their sexual orientations. Finally, the shouts were so loud, Obama responded by making clear he wanted to end the policy, but was working with leaders of the armed forces. He also noted that Senator Boxer opposed the original policy.
Liberals and those seeking to end injustice all too frequently seek immediacy. I confess to being in this mind set. However, Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen, chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have all come out in favor of ending the current policy. The policy will be changed.
How about heckling those opposing change like Senator John McCain?