(National Sentinel) Military: President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday reversed an Obama-era rule allowing transgendered troops to serve in the U.S. military, citing additional costs and noting that readiness would suffer.
“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” Trump tweeted.
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
No doubt the Left will blow its mind over this, but Trump’s — and the Pentagon’s — decision is undoubtedly the correct one. President Obama’s social gerrymandering with the military, first allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly and then ordering his Defense Department to allow people confused about what gender they are to also serve as well, was a two-fisted assault on reason, sanity and the good order and discipline necessary for the military to function as designed.
Non-commissioned officers and officers alike had been complaining that under the Obama-era rules it was going to be increasingly difficult to discipline gay, lesbian and transgender troops out of fear they would take such discipline personally, blaming the discipline not on their lack of performance but on their lifestyle choice.
Frankly, anyone who has served understands these policies were about as destructive as any, since they directly impact personnel performance in the field. That the president and his military leaders are acutely aware of this risk is a credit to all of them.
There will be no shortage of Left-wing hacks who will decry this decision, but we estimate that the majority of Americans will agree with it. In any event, the nation’s military will now be better able to serve and protect us now that this ridiculous policy has been rescinded.