Trump Overturns Obama Decision on Trans-Genders in the Military
President Trump: Transgender people not allowed to serve in US Military
The people who are complaining about this have truly lost sight, or may have never known as to what the Military is for.. we kill people! They kills us… it’s not a social experiment.
War is a brutal thing, one that has very few shades of grey. Two sides, both trying to kill each other. There are no “Time Outs” or “Safe Spaces”. The enemy will not give pause, because you’re offended, or someone slighted you based on your sexual orientation. They will kill you. Simple.
These truths are very apparent to our President, Mr. Trump. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said transgender people will be barred from serving in the U.S. military, writing on Twitter “Our military cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” the president tweeted.
In a reversal of a transgender inclusion policy set forth by former President Barack Obama, Trump stated that the decision was one he did not make alone, though the decision itself was made in the best interests of the military.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” he wrote. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
Here is where I am about to make some enemies. Being transgender is a mental disorder. And people with mental conditions cannot function in a military unit. It’s called Gender Dysphoria. Persons suffering from Gender Dysphoria are 10 times more likely to commit suicide research has shown. A mental instability that one can not allow in a fox hole when fighting the enemy.
Our nation’s defense should never be a petri dish for social issues. Tax dollars shouldn’t be spent on sex changes it’s that simple.
Does a person, mental disorder or not, have the right to choose what gender they are? In my opinion yes. You do you!
I don’t give a crap if you identify as a Yammamoto Class battle cruiser from World War II! You do what makes you happy! However, I don’t think that you’re all that stable mentally, and as a Veteran, I wouldn’t want to fight next to someone that could go Ape Shit at any moment and turn his/her rifle on themselves or me.
“Trump’s announcement came one day before the military was to face a deadline for updating its medical standards to accommodate transgender service members, according to The Washington Post. It comes one month after Trump’s defense secretary, James Mattis, delayed the implementation of an Obama administration plan to allow transgender recruits into the military by six months.
There are an estimated 15,500 transgender people serving in the military, according to a 2014 report from the Palm Center research institute.
Matt Thorn, executive director of OutServe-SLDN, which represents the LGBT population in the military, threatened legal action if the decision was not reversed and told The Associated Press that no issues have come up caused by transgender people serving in the military.” (Read More)