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Even Though It's From Almost 40 Years Ago, This Quote Seems To Be Coming True

For those of you who don't know who Art Buchwald is, you could consider him a sort of Jon Stewart of his time. He made many a sardonic comment about the state of politics and life in the world, and this is one of his most poignant.

Even Though It's From Almost 40 Years Ago, This Quote Seems To Be Coming True


There's still time to stop our progression toward this future. Buy less, reuse more, and be a steward of our planet. Every day.

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Joe Biden reversed Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military earlier this year, allowing the entire LGBTQ community to serve for the first time.

Anti-gay sentiment in the U.S. military goes as far back as 1778 when Lieutenant Frederick Gotthold Enslin was convicted at court-martial on charges of sodomy and perjury. The military would go on to make sodomy a crime in 1920 and worthy of dishonorable discharge.

In 1949 the Department of Defense standardized its anti-LGBT regulations across the military, declaring: "Homosexual personnel, irrespective of sex, should not be permitted to serve in any branch of the Armed Forces in any capacity, and prompt separation of known homosexuals from the Armed Forces is mandatory."

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