March 26, 2015

Quietly, Defense Officials Oppose Transgendered Soldiers

While Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wants to explore the idea of allowing transgendered people to openly serve in the U.S. military, Defense officials under him are not so sure. But the situation is so politically charged they asked that their names not be published along with their comments. “The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly,” the Associated Press reports. “Much of the opposition centers on questions of where transgender troops would be housed, what berthing they would have on ships, which bathrooms they would use and whether their presence would affect the ability of small units to work well together.” Because the policies of the U.S. military can be changed depending on who is commander in chief, progressives can view it as a petri dish for their favorite social experiments. What Carter and Barack Obama seem to have forgotten is that the U.S. military was founded, like, to actually fight our enemies and defend our homeland. Instead, they’ve created a culture that quashes dissent and cares more about “diversity,” “inclusion” and “tolerance” than winning wars. More…

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