Let me first say that I am not anti-LGBT, but as a former military service member, I don’t appreciate liberal activists forcing their social experiments on the military.
I served in the era of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Even though we knew who most of the lesbian soldiers were—as long as no one asked, and they didn’t admit it or act on it against us—we were all expected to coexist in harmony. Which meant I had shower with women who found other women attractive, and yes they stared. I’m not so vain to think they were attracted to me, but then again I don’t think all men would be attracted to me either, and I certainly wouldn’t shower with a group of men. But of course my rights were never considered.
The military has one purpose, to fight, kill, and defend this nation at all costs.
With Secretary Mattis in charge, I fully expect he’ll fundamentally transform our forces, and increase lethality, in ways we’ve not even thought of yet.
President Trump had originally ordered the Pentagon to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
This isn’t because of bigotry, it’s because there are serious military-readiness considerations concerning transgender service members. I know it’s not PC to say out loud, but there are mental health concerns, certainly physical concerns with people undergoing surgical procedures, and hormone therapy. These are legitimate issues that military leaders are looking at in terms of force readiness.
But Trump wanted to reinstate the ban. Cue the Soros-backed and paid for protests and start the litigation.
In what has become all too familiar judicial activism, a court stepped in, and said that banning transgendered service members was unconstitutional...much to the delight of the liberals and their propagandist media.
The Pentagon confirmed on 26 February the first transgender recruit had signed up for military service, despite the White House calling for a ban against such personnel from serving in the armed forces.
Social Justice Warriors delight! Looks like they won, Trump lost, celebration time! Woohoo!!!
Not so fast.
While no one was paying attention, Secretary Mattis made a new policy aimed at increasing force readiness and lethality.
On 14 February he instated the “Deploy or Get Out” policy.
According to this policy, service members who have been on non-deployable status for a year, or will be non-deployable for the next 12 months, will be discharged.
Who will be impacted? Overweight service members who have not passed at PT or BMI test in a year, service members on a “profile” for any number of ailments that prevent them from deploying ranging from asthma, dental issues, non-combat related injuries...a number of issues.
Female service members who are pregnant, give birth, and are on maternity recovery are exempted from this.
Here’s a thought...and I’m just spitballing here...but I’m thinking service members who are having optional gender reassignment surgery will probably not be excluded. I’m thinking that service members who require regular hormone therapy will probably not be exempted.
I’m thinking Secretary Mattis just played the Trump card. While liberals, SJW, et al were celebrating, Mattis out maneuvered them...and they still haven’t even realized it yet.
Again, this is not bigotry or transphobia.
The fact is, the military is not a jobs program, and people don’t have a right to serve. Serving is a privilege, a sacrifice, and an honor. Everyone who signs up should know their ultimate duty is to fight for this great country...not take advantage of the expensive taxpayer funded optional medical procedures that have nothing to do with service related injuries.
In a job defined by selfless service, self absorbed selfishness has no room.