My name is Jacob Hughes. I'm a soldier, and I'd like to give my opinion on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." I really have two answers for this. If you were to ask "Jake", he would say that I personally do not care. What someone does in their own time is there business, not mine. As long as you are willing to live by the seven Army Values, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage, welcome brother or sister! If you'd take a bullet for me, I'd take a bullet for you.
Now, if you ask, "SSG Hughes", he would say I still have no problem with it, as long as it does not affect mission readiness. All homosexuals who want to join must realize that it's not about you, me, or any one person. The mission is all matters. And if you say you don't care about that, you just want equality, then gay or not, I don't want you anywhere near me in battle.
So in conclusion, if the military reports in December that repealing will not affect mission readiness, welcome aboard.
If not, then I'm sorry.
SSG Jacob Hughes
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