By David A. Levy

ISBN-10: 1585662046

ISBN-13: 9781585662043

Attitudes will not be loose: considering Deeply approximately range within the US defense force emerged from a imaginative and prescient to assemble essays from the brightest voices of specialists around the variety of contentious social matters to catalyze efficient discussions among army participants of all ranks and prone. Forty-nine specialists contributed to the subsequent 29 chapters writing at the fundamental topics of spiritual expression, homosexuality, gender, race, and ethics. Chapters showing during this quantity handed the scrutiny of a double-blind peer-review by way of a number of referees from the board of reviewers. The chapters are principally written in a colloquial, highbrow op-ed type and catch a "snapshot" of the present discussions relating to a selected subject of curiosity to uniformed body of workers, coverage makers, and senior leaders. every one part seeks to border the spectrum of views captured in the present debates and contours of argument. Authors have been in particular requested to not tackle both sides of the difficulty, yet particularly to supply a well-reasoned argument explaining why they think their famous place on a topic is within the top pursuits of the army contributors and make particular thoughts approximately how top to deal with the coverage concerns from their point of view. the quantity is prepared in 4 basic sections by means of subject matter: non secular Expression, Homosexuality, Race and Gender, and Social coverage views. inside each one part, readers will locate a number of chapters-each embracing a special point of view surrounding the section's subject matter. therefore, as a result of unbalanced nature of a number of the person chapters, it truly is seriously very important that readers specialise in the total spectrum of views awarded inside a piece to make sure they've got the context essential to body any unmarried viewpoint. range of opinion has been the hallmark of the U.S. considering that its dramatic delivery in 1776 and has endured unfettered via this day the place we have now constructed the main leading edge and powerful army the realm has ever identified. therefore, it really is vital that we proceed to mirror upon the range of principles approximately how most sensible to formulate the "right" social coverage to make sure our carrier contributors can such a lot successfully execute their missions.

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The decisions people make about religion—which group to join or whether to join any—are private and are no business of the government. No one should be expected to support a religion against his or her will: Support for religion—financial, physical, and emotional—must be voluntary. No American should be taxed to pay for the faith of another. All religious groups must be supported through voluntary channels. Religious liberty encompasses all religions: Americans may join any num­ ber of religious groups.

No branch of the government, including the military, should sponsor an evangelistic event. This includes rallies featuring proselytizing preachers, “Christian rock” bands, revivals, seminars that are in reality covers for evangelism, and similar events. It is not the job of the military to coerce service personnel to adopt new religious beliefs, discard the ones they have, or affiliate with a religious body. The military is required to accommodate the religious needs of its soldiers. This is a far cry from promoting religion.

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