How refreshing to see such a man of character and integrity in the federal government as Rep. Allen West, and a Christian no less. I can't decide who I like more, Allen West or Herman Cain. If America wants a black president, these are two men who would fill the bill instead of the man who resembles a Chicago thug who is already occupying the White House.
Read from The Blaze:
Allen West Delivers Stern Lesson on DADT Repeal: Isn’t the Military Rife With Rules?
"Allen West was discriminated against while he was in the military. He was too short to join an elite infantry group. But, he says, he was okay with it because the military is rife with rules that serve a greater purpose, the insinuation being that there is a reason for the military‘s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.
That’s the point West made during a Hill hearing yesterday on implementing the repeal of DADT. The hearing featured the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and during it West questioned almost every one of them about the certain standards each branch has that prima facia might seem discriminatory.
For example, he asked if the Army still has a minimum height requirement for an elite infantry group and if the Marines still require soldiers to pass physical fitness tests. The answer, 'Yes.'
In the beginning of his comments, West summed up his position like this: 'The military exists to win the nation’s wars and I think when we get to the point where we are starting to discuss about how the military conforms to accommodating individual behavior that’s what I get concerned with.'