Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Right Decision

While there are certainly a few transgender people who make good military service people, President Trump is right to deny them them the opportunity to serve in the military.
From the NY Times: President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in a series of posts on Twitter, saying he had come to the decision after talking to generals and military experts, whom he did not name.The sweeping policy decision was met with surprise at the Pentagon, outrage from advocacy groups and praise from social conservatives. It reverses the gradual transformation of the military under President Barack Obama, whose administration announced last year that transgender people could serve openly in the military. Mr. Obama’s defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, also opened all combat roles to women and appointed the first openly gay Army secretary.The shift was announced with such haste that the White House could not answer basic inquiries about how it would be implemented. Chief among those questions was what would happen to the thousands of openly transgender people currently serving on active duty.“That’s something that the Department of Defense and the White House will have to work together as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said.
First, no one has a right to serve in the military, so no one is losing any rights to serve.
Then, the military is a organization that depends on working as a team with the fewest interruptions and transgender people do cause interruptions, especially when we have seen what has happened in public schools with the bathroom issues with transgendered people.  If it happens in public schools it happens and will happen in the military.
So, President Trump made the correct decision and since he is the commander in chief, he is the man in charge, even though there will people who will attempt to sue and a liberal judge will surely say they are the commander in chief and rule against Trump.  But it will be overturned by the Supreme Court, when it goes there.

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