Former President Obama directive that allowed transgender troops to remain in the military was nothing but a distraction from the purpose of the military. The US Armed Forces are not a haven for people in need of attention by becoming different genders and trying to push fringe sexual hobbies.
That is why, Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, officially froze an Obama-era policy to recruit transgender soldiers in 2017, and polls are suggesting that this is a popular move among Americans. To be precise, two-thirds of swing voters agree the Pentagon should halt plans to recruit transgenders.
Via Breitbart: Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating:
Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the Department of Defense must measure each policy decision against one critical standard: will the decision affect the readiness and lethality of the force? Put another way, how will the decision affect the ability of America’s military to defend the nation? It is against this standard that I provide the following guidance on the way forward in accessing transgender individuals into the military Services.
The six-month delay will encourage and help opponents lobby against Obama’s pro-transgender policy.
Throughout 2016, Obama used his power as president to push schools and other institutions to support the claim by transgender activists that people have a hidden “gender identity” which is independent of their sex and biology. These advocates also say that a person’s sex is determined by their “gender identity,” not their male-or-female body. In turn, the advocates demand that the federal government force Americans to accept the sex-switching “gender identity” claims made by each person, regardless of scientific data about genetics, biology and the variety of normal behavior and appearances shown by normal women and men.
Transgender activists were furious about Mattis’ last-minute decision to block Obama’s directive, which would have resulted in a de-facto endorsement of the transgender ideology by the most respected government institution in the nation.
“For the past year, transgender troops have been serving openly … stonewalling on full inclusion will, just like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ compromise military readiness,” said a statement from the pro-transgender Palm Center in California.”
Good for him. Our Armed Forces are not a social experimentation grounds. We must be protected and ready to fight any enemy. This cannot happen while people are being evaluated psychologically and physically. This whole thing was another Obama way of weakening our military forces.
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