A few gay men

Update: this is a joke. Cpt Hill nev­er said any of this. It was lift­ed from Col Jessep’s mono­logue in the film A Few Good Men. It would be an appro­pri­ate response to Rick San­to­rum’s answer to Cpt Hill’s ques­tion, but it is entire­ly fic­tion­al. I’d thought it would be obvi­ous, but it seems that quot­ing a movie that’s almost 20 years old gets lost. I apol­o­gize to any­one who earnest­ly believed these to be Cpt Hill’s words. 

Stephen Hill’s reply to Rick San­to­rum real­ly ought to be:

Sen­a­tor, we live a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guard­ed by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it, you? You, Sen­a­tor Santorum?

I have a greater respon­si­bil­i­ty than you can pos­si­bly fath­om. You weep for Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and you curse the mil­i­tary. You have that lux­u­ry. You have that lux­u­ry of not know­ing what I know: that gays serv­ing in the mil­i­tary prob­a­bly saves lives. My exis­tence, grotesque and incom­pre­hen­si­ble to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at par­ties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.
We use words like hon­or, code, loy­al­ty. We use these words as a back­bone of a life spent defend­ing some­thing. You use them as a punch line. I have nei­ther the time nor the incli­na­tion to explain myself to a man that ris­es and sleeps under the blan­ket of the very free­dom that I pro­vide and then ques­tions who sleeps under my blan­ket. I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Oth­er­wise I sug­gest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. 

(If you don’t get it, watch this: )

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