Wednesday, December 16, 2009

any bill will do if it gets 60..../ military discipline


The rush of the House to pass a bunch of bills so they can go home for the holidays, is another sign of the breakdown of our legislative process.Don't read the bill,don't undersand or analyze-follow the leader and pray whatever is in there will get 60 votes!

No country,certainly no democracy can function if soldiers are allowed to publicly disobey or challenge orders from superiors. Those who refuse to obey must do so in a civil manner,and accept the punishment they are given.The actions of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed in challenging the Defense Ministry despite any feelings for the issues raised could not go unchallenged.Hopefully cooler heads in the Rabbinate of the Hesder Movement will prevail.