It’s about time sanity re-entered our military. In the Era of Obama, America’s military catered to fruits, nuts, and fairies.
Instead of training fighting men and women, our military became a cesspool of the Leftist social justice agenda.
Well not anymore.
President Trump sent a clear sign that things are different under him. As NBC reported,
Three years after the Obama administration told transgender individuals they could serve openly and have access to gender-affirming medical and psychological care, the Trump administration has reversed course. The Pentagon on Friday began to implement a controversial new policy that critics say is essentially a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for trans service members.
“The policy is insidious in operation but designed to be as comprehensive a ban as possible,” a report from the nonpartisan Palm Center, which studies LGBTQ military issues, stated. “In that sense, it is a perfect parallel to the failed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, also sold as not being a ban although designed to systemically push gay people out of military service — or at least keep them silent and invisible.”
Under the new policy, which the Department of Defense has insisted is not a “ban,” currently serving transgender individuals who have already received a diagnosis of gender dysphoria may continue to serve in their preferred gender, receive hormone treatments and undergo gender-affirming surgery. But after Friday, anyone with gender dysphoria who is taking hormones or has already undergone a gender transition will not be allowed to enlist. Further, any currently serving troops diagnosed with gender dysphoria after this date will have to serve in their sex as assigned at birth and will be barred from taking hormones or getting gender-affirming surgery.
So no longer will the LGBTQ get taxpayer-funded “gender reassignment”.
Now, if a person wants this surgery, he can pay for it himself. Honestly, the thought of us paying for this is incredible. But such is the power of the LGBTQ lobby.
I’m sure Leftists will call the president “homophobic” for implementing a sane policy. However, just as Hollywood insulates itself from all the social justice norms, so should the military.
Sadly, Hollywood gets far more leeway than the military. Hollywood can reject you because you’re too fat, black, ugly, and so on. The military only wants uniformity and competence.
The military is “uniform”. They make their rules, and if you don’t want to follow them, then take your sorry ass to Hollyweird.
This decision has been called a shock.
Because the president last addressed this issue on July 26, 2017 when someone shouted a question to him about his tweets.
But he later addressed the issue on Aug. 10, tweeting:
“I have great respect for the community. I think I have great support — or I’ve had great support from that community…got a lot of votes,” he told reporters. “But the transgender — the military is working on it now. They’re doing the work. It’s been a very difficult situation. And I think I’m doing a lot of people a favor by coming out and just saying it. As you know, it’s been a very complicated issue for the military. It’s been a very confusing issue for the military. And I think I’m doing the military a great favor.”
The president is correct. Because the first thing he did is save the military a small fortune. Obama cost taxpayers millions, perhaps billions on retraining the military on how to adjust to the LGBTQ nonsense.
President Trump again proved that no special interest group is above the nation. And what he did for their morale and the morale of the nation can’t be measured.