The only thing that does not change is change itself. With this being said society has built and tore down a plethora of rules, restrictions, policies, regulations and even PERSONAL RIGHTS since the beginning of time. I reflect on when I served in the military all those years ago, and remember when you could not join the ranks of service men and women if you identified as a homosexual. Can you believe that? Your right as an American citizen was restricted and you were unable to fight or DIE for your country if you participated in same sex relations even IN PRIVATE.
As years went on, hundreds of members were discharged dishonorably if found to be homosexual, crippling them in the civilian world due to their character of service (Dishonorable). This intense punishment was later expelled for the “DONT ask, DONT tell policy”. This meant if you were gay, just “shut up” about it and don’t get caught publicly displaying affection etc. How would you feel if your job condemned your relationship and you were told not to hold hands, kiss or otherwise act like you are actually in a relationship with your significant other?
It was this way for the entire life of the military existence, up until recently, as in the last 10 years that the military allowed PEOPLE to join the forces without question of their PERSONAL SEX LIFE! There was a time that BLACKS were not permitted to join the military forces as well. It was not until Abraham Lincoln in the year 1863 that African Americans were allowed to enlist! Then women could not join the military.
I say all this to say isn’t it a bit off that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA the hallmark of DEMOCRACY would have so much prejudice within one of the MAIN SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE??? Even still there were laws about what an “Ethnic hairdo” consist of and what is “out of regulations” in regards to literally WHO A PERSON IS AND HOW THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES! Don’t get me wrong as an AMERICAN I love my country!!! But sometimes we don’t feel like the home of DEMOCRACY more like the home of HYPOCRISY.