“Last night, the President repeated his campaign commitment to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as part of his State of the Union address. While the President promised that DADT would come to an end “this year,” he did not provide specifics — and the White House still has not released a plan to kill it. That’s unacceptable. I served in the Army for a decade under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — an immoral policy that forces American soldiers to lie about their sexual orientation. Worse, it forces others to tolerate deception. As I learned at West Point, deception and lies poison a unit and cripple a fighting force. That’s why I feel strongly that America can’t afford to allow this policy to continue one day longer. The time for talk is over. The time for action is now.” – Lt. Dan Choi, via Wayne Anderson.