John Hagelin on Homeland Security
2000 Natural Law Party Nominee for President
BROWNE: I donít think women should be banned from the military, but I think it is a mistake to mix them in combat situations because romance inevitable plays a part in it and itís going to affect people emotionally. But thatís not really an important point. What we need to do is to get our troops out of Yemen and 100 countries around the world. We need to quit meddling in all other countriesí affairs. If we just worry about defending the United States, weíre not going to worry too much about the composition of our personnel.
Q: Would you have women in combat?
HAGELIN: Women should be able to serve their country with honor, of course, as they always have.
HAGELIN: We can cut the size and cost of our military by about $100 billion a year and strengthen the military at the same time. Get rid of pork barrel spending for very expensive weapons systems. More importantly, for the security of our country, stop creating enemies throughout the world through a highly meddlesome foreign policy and shift our foreign aid away from military aid towards the export of technical assistance and entrepreneurism.
A: ďDonít ask, donít tellí is a recipe for discrimination. Gays should be allowed to defend our country, as they indeed always have, without censure of silence. Naturally, sexual promiscuity heterosexual or homosexual - has no place in the military.Ē
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