Guest post by Joe Hoft
President Trump’s Secretary of Defense, Jim ‘Maddog’ Mattis upset liberal elites by delaying the Obama Administration’s transgender recruitment policy for six months.
The Washington Post (WaPo) reported:
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has delayed a plan approved by the Obama administration a year ago to begin allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. military, providing the Joint Chiefs of Staff with a six-month reprieve that they requested, the Pentagon said Friday night.
The decision was made on the eve of a deadline set a year ago by then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The services can now delay processing transgender recruits until Jan. 1, following another review of accession plans and providing information about how doing so will affect the military and its lethality, Mattis said in a memo. Details about that review must be provided back to Mattis by Dec. 1.
The Wapo went on to decry Maddog Mattis’s decision:
Mattis’s decision was immediately decried by advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, who already had waited through a lengthy Pentagon view process that concluded last year. Meanwhile, a high-profile opponent to transgender people serving said the decision is welcome.
The delay “makes no sense,” considering that existing transgender service members have served successfully over the last year, said Aaron Belkin, the director of the Palm Center, a think tank that has helped the Pentagon with some research on sexuality. He said it will put transgender people who want to serve in the same position as gay people who wanted to serve during the now-repealed ban on open homosexual service known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
‘Fake News’ CNN quoted other far left sources to denigrate the Secretary of Defense’s decision to hold off on transgender recruitment. CNN’s article provides arguments from a transgender group who state that transgender people serving in the military actually strengthen the military.
The American Military Partner Association, which advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the military, said it was disappointed by Mattis’ decision.“This six-month delay is disappointing because it unnecessarily delays the ability of transgender people to be open about their identity when entering the military,” the group’s president, Ashley Broadway-Mack, said in a statement. “It has been unequivocally proven that allowing qualified transgender people to serve openly strengthens our military and creates a more inclusive and diverse force. The issue has been thoroughly studied, and moving forward with this new recruitment policy is imperative in order for the military to be able to recruit the best talent our nation has to offer.”
The common everyday hardworking American no doubt is in agreement with Mattis’s action to delay transgender recruitment into the military. Based on President Obama’s track record for distorting the truth and the mainstream media’s track record for the same, it is highly unlikely that any reasonable study would show the transgenders will ‘strengthen the military’.
This all is nonsense and Maddog Mattis made the right call.
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