There have been a lot of political goings on recently. To begin with, the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell program was repealed Wednesday. Basic Civil Right issues like this always make me laugh a little. I just picture our children being shocked that gay people were not able to serve openly in the military. Just like we look back at Rosa Parks and are astonished that she was not able to sit in the front of the bus. It’s seems so simple and such a basic right, how can the government be so behind the times? The analogy could be made 100 different ways. Women’s right to vote, interracial marriage, etc…all of these fights are laughably out of date. Oh, and remember when Shannon Faulkner dared to enroll at the Citadel? That too was going to ‘bring down’ the military. Now gays in the military will go the way of all the others and become everyday and common place. The way it always should have been. When we are finally awarded the same rights as everyone else (gay marriage), I imagine the general consensus will be “Well Duh, it’s about time.” So with that I applaud President Obama for bringing the military into the 1980’s.