"Finally, we have a commander-in-chief who understands that, and isn’t willing to put feelings and political correctness over military readiness and the mission."
Tomi Lahren has some ‘Final Thoughts’ on President Trump’s reinstatement of the ban on transgender military service. She shared them yesterday in a video posted on Facebook (12 million views already and still counting).
Video below the transcript.
Here’s the deal.
Any American who has the desire to serve his or her country in the United States military should be commended. Anyone willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for this country demonstrates immense strength of character, and I fully and 100% acknowledge and appreciate that.
But, with that being said, the military is not a social experiment. It’s a fighting force.
Finally, we have a commander-in-chief who understands that, and isn’t willing to put feelings and political correctness over military readiness and the mission. I 100% applaud President Trump for reinstating the ban on transgenders in the military.
And no, it’s not because I have anything against transgender people. It’s because it is best for the effectiveness of the military. Case in point, in April 2010, DoD instruction regarding medical standard listed a change of sex as disqualifying physical condition. This regulation was justified by the concern that transsexuals would require medical maintenance and that complications may stem from hormone treatment therapy. That would cause service members to lose excessive duty time, and impair the ability to serve in all corners of the globe.
Well, President Obama wanted to shake things up and cater to feelings. So in a reversal to DoD, he issued an instruction on ‘In Service Transition for Transgendered Service Members’. It required the military to provide all medically necessary care and treatment to facilitate the gender transition of service members.
But, here’s the kicker. The DoD acknowledges that transgender status may constitute a medical condition that may limit their performance of official duties, and it may render a service member non-deployable. It may even require a leave of absence, so that a transgender service member can have a ‘real life experience’ living and working in the social world of the intended gender.
So let’s break that down. The taxpayer is supposed to fund hormone treatment and gender reassignment surgery? Even though it may render them non-deployable? See the problem?
The military already has a high suicide rate. The transgender community has an incredibly high suicide rate. So we should mix the two because it sounds good and makes people feel nice and included? Nah.
Listen, do what you want with your body. I think I’ve made it clear I’m all about that. However, the military exists to protect all of us, and our way of life. Whatever that may be. In order to that it needs to be effective.
Gender dysphoria is still a psychological condition. And the fact that some are saying we should ignore that, because an incredibly small demographic wants to serve is reckless.
The military is not about the wants of the individual. It’s about the mission.
Furthermore, to say ‘President Trump shouldn’t be able to dictate military policy because he hasn’t served’, well that’s ridiculous. President Trump hasn’t served, but he surrounds himself with those who have. He’s taken their advice on this because that’s what a good commander-in-chief does. He listens to those who have served and led, and dealt with this sh_t every day.