Hate to say “I told you so” but President Obama’s disinterest in enhancing our combat capability in favor of social egalitarianism and a warped sense of social justice is indeed having an impact on war readiness.
According to the Washington Times, “A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.”
Read More Here; http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/navy-losing-sailors-seals-emphasis-social-issues/#a6hd5ruPgbTyAd4f.99
Commentary by Jeffrey Hardin
Why would anyone want to join, or especially reenlist in any branch of our armed forces, when they instead of feeling enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty towards their service and sacrifices for their country and fellow American’s, are made to feel ostracized?!~
And that’s exactly how the Heterosexuals and Christians, male and female are being treated in today’s Armed Services, they are being pacifically targeted.
The House and Senate were warned that this was going to be a morale and enlistment killer, what possibly made them believe it wouldn’t be, or did it really matter to them that it would be?
This was purposefully done to filter out those who would be more honorable, moral, principled and dedicated to their fellow Americans.
Obama is surely getting the dedicated Tin Army that he promised, and, that he wanted, but at what cost to our security?
Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses on Wednesday in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge. An independent commission has concluded there ‘is no compelling medical reason’ for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
SAN FRANCISCO — An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.
The report said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people from joining or remaining in the military on the grounds of psychological and physical unfitness are based on outdated beliefs that require thousands of current service members either to leave the service or to forego the medical procedures and other changes that could align their bodies and gender identities.
“We determined not only that there is no compelling medical reason for the ban, but also that the ban itself is an expensive, damaging and unfair barrier to health care access for the approximately 15,450 transgender personnel who serve currently in the active, Guard and reserve components,” said the commission led by Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who served as surgeon general during Bill Clinton’s first term as president, and Rear Adm. Alan Steinman, a former chief health and safety director for the Coast Guard.
Read More Here: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140313/CAREERS/303130023/Transgender-troop-ban-faces-scrutiny