By J. D. Heyes, editor-in-chief
(National Sentinel) Military: It should surprise no one that the media has dug up a former Navy SEAL who has “changed genders” to criticize President Donald J. Trump’s decision on Wednesday to reverse an Obama-era military policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly in all branches.
And in this day and age, when open hatred and even calls for violence against a sitting president are now okay because, you know, it’s Trump, it should also surprise no one that this same media darling is allowed in the court of public opinion (and in the eyes of the law) to physically threaten him.
“Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who reportedly fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider.
“Being transgender doesn’t affect anyone else,” she said, adding that “I defended for Republicans. I defended for Democrats. I defended for everyone.”
Beck was also pissed off at the way Trump made his announcement.
“There are a hundred different ways to make an announcement that are better than a tweet. It blindsided millions of people. It’s disrespectful,” she told CNN.
Now, let’s get real here, shall we? Because Beck’s — and the unhinged Hollywood and media Left — are either purposefully or ignorantly getting Trump’s decision completely wrong.
Like Beck with his/her gender, they’re confused, let’s just say.
First of all, I also served (in combat) in Afghanistan; I wasn’t a Navy SEAL, mind you (route clearance — we went out and found roadside bombs) but not everyone gets to be a SEAL (or can be one). Which is another relevant point: Not everyone who wants to serve in the military can or should serve. That’s just the way it is; it’s not a social club, where all you do is show up, get a membership card and join. As someone who qualified for one of the U.S. military’s most-elite units, Beck should understand this completely, especially given that the washout rate for SEAL training is high.
Also, threatening the physical well-being of the president is “disrespectful,” Beck — so there’s that.
Plus, are taxpayers better served by men and women who are confused about their birth gender — or less so, generally speaking? That’s a debate worth having and research worth conducting.
But there’s this, most importantly: The president didn’t say Beck or other transgender members aren’t “worthy.” If you read Trump’s tweets (which, by the way, that’s how this president cuts through the biased media BS, in case you haven’t noticed before yesterday), his decision, after consultation with his military chiefs and advisors, was that it wasn’t in the best interests of taxpayers to accommodate transgendered troops.
Here are those tweets:
See? Nothing in there at all about “unworthiness.”
So, let’s review. Trump, as commander-in-chief, decided on reversing Obama’s idiotic policy because:
- It’s expensive; taxpayers would be required, under the Obama-era rule change, to pay for sex-change and related therapies and surgeries — not cheap. Plus, who’s to say this would not have been taken advantage of by Americans who had no real desire to serve but rather a desire to obtain free sex-change therapy?
- It’s a readiness issue; it takes months for this kind of therapy/surgery, during which time said military member would not be available to deploy, meaning someone else would have to deploy in that member’s place. Not only is that not fair to the member who would have to go in the transgender member’s stead, it’s not fair to the commander of the unit, who must then try to compensate for the transgender member’s absence from his/her duty station. Surely Beck understands this, having been in the military and all.
Finally, the uber-Left NY Daily News added this caveat to its report featuring Beck and his/her complaint:
[A] RAND study pointed to other countries such as the U.K. and Israel that allow all soldiers to serve, and said that “in no case did the RAND team find evidence of an effect on operational effectiveness, operational readiness or cohesion.”
Apples and oranges. We need context; did the UK and Israel pay for sex changes, or were transgendered troops already, um, transformed, when they enlisted? Also, Israel — which is surrounded by enemies and is threatened with extinction daily by lunatics in Iran — has about 8.5 million people and needs every single citizen to step up and defend the country. So, again…apples and oranges.
Once again, the disgustingly dishonest “mainstream” media is turning this decision into something it never was — a personal attack by the president on a certain class of Americans. Any reasonable person (key word being “reasonable”) knows he did not do that.