President Trump would be wise to put Lady Gaga on the road to help explain the reasoning for his recent decision to overturn Obama’s Transgender Military Policy.
As Lady Gaga so aptly pointed out on social media, transgenders in the 18 to 24 age range are suicidal. (The stats are actually 18-44) Straight people with depression and anxiety can’t join the military for the same reasons.
This is a serious risk for military personnel. They are around weapons and operating machinery or aircraft. If this were the only issue, it would be more than enough to justify the medical ban that has been in place for the life of the military.
. @POTUS Sincerely, did you know of the group you singled out today, 45% of them ages (18 to 24) have attempted suicide already?
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
The left is always trying to find special accommodations in order to serve up Social Justice and Freedom of Expression, no matter what the ramifications. Allowing people with ANY mental issues into the military is dangerous for our troops, let alone national security.
Transgender operations and hormone therapy requires constant monitoring by a doctor. They carry serious health risks. Some of those risks require serious medications and ongoing management.
That is not what the military usually expects to deal with from recruits.
When Obama changed the policy, that policy did not ‘allow’ true transgendered people to serve. As a liberal friend aptly pointed out, they were already serving and have been for decades. What they were not doing, and what Obama allowed them to do, was make it an issue. What they were not doing was ‘expressing themselves”.
The military is not a place to express yourself. It is a place to assimilate. That is why there are uniforms. (Thus the definition of uniform.)
A Christian cannot ‘express themselves’ in the military. A ‘goth’ cannot express themselves in the military. A Democrat or a Republican are specifically forbid from ‘expressing themselves’.
When you join the military, you lose your Constitutional rights.
It is a very serious matter. Incredible unity has to be had on the battlefield.
Trump cannot stop a transgender person from serving. (Again, as my liberal friend pointed out, they have been serving long before Obama) What he can do is stop them from expressing themselves in the military.
The best example is this person who is excoriating Trump on this issue. Kristen Beck was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal during her time in the service. Beck did it as a man, not a transgender. When Beck was no longer in the military, he then had the freedom to express himself as a woman.
The military exists to support foreign policy, not domestic policy. It is a very serious place, not a social club. It’s a place where people sacrifice their lives in order to keep our freedom. It is not a place that is fair and it is a privilege, not a right, to join.
And we have not even covered women being required to shower with biological males:
Where is the women’s right to privacy? What if they don’t want to see that ugly old thing. This is all so people can use the military to make a social justice effort at freedom of expression. As always, liberals want to forgo the majority’s rights for the “rights” of a fraction of the population.
As was being forced under Obama’s Military.
In the immortal words of Columbo, “Just one more thing…”
As the FrontPageMag points out….
The ban on transgender service that President Trump reaffirmed was there for eight years under Obama. It was there in his first term and his second term. And the media said nothing.
Only in the summer of last year did the ban technically end. And, in practice, it remained in force. All the while there was no angry clamor about the suffering of potential recruits who couldn’t enlist. Those who are fuming with outrage now had hypocritically remained silent. Obama had done it. So it must be good.
Obama had kept the ban in place for almost his entire two terms in office. And he found a way to retain it throughout his final months. With a year’s review, the transgender recruits could only be accepted after he was out of the White House. That way he could have his social justice cake and eat it too. He would get the credit for ending the transgender ban without dealing with any of the problems.
Liberals are hypocrites.