If we are going to allow homosexuals to serve in our military and open the door for the current homosexual population to significantly increase, we must also understand the associated cost to the taxpayer and the already growing deficit.

Insurance companies charge extra premiums to people who commit such unsafe acts as driving under the influence. These people cost the insurance company more money, so the company charges risky customers an increased premium.

In the military, we do not charge based on behavior. So who pays the increased "premium" for people who live a lifestyle that makes them more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease? The taxpayer will pay for it.

Those who are against homosexuals serving in the U.S. military have good reason. We shouldn’t have to pay for the associated costs of an inherently dangerous lifestyle. Opening the door for more homosexuals to serve in the military will increase our health care costs.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matt McCaslinCamp Carroll, South Korea

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