Opinion| President Trump instituted some hardline policies when it came to the military that did not go over too well with the ‘woke’ left.
Seeing as this is one of those situations where I can not share an opinion that differs from the leftist talking points I am just going to show you what other speakers, who have been approved by FB as being allowed to have an opinion are saying:
The Daily Wire is reporting:
‘President Joe Biden repealed a Trump-era executive order barring people who identify as transgender from serving in the military in most cases, as well as preventing military funding from paying for sex reassignment surgeries.
Biden’s executive order, which the White House announced on Monday morning, rescinds one Trump issued in 2017 and implemented in 2019.
“Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force,” the White House said in a statement, according to Axios. “Simply put, it’s the right thing to do and is in our national interest.”
The new executive order comes after the Senate confirmed Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, last week in a 93-2 vote. Austin was sworn into office on Friday, making him the first black man to hold the position of Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearing, Austin voiced support for rescinding the Trump administration ban on transgender people serving in the military.
“If you’re fit and you’re qualified to serve and you can maintain the standards, you should be allowed to serve and you can expect that I will support that throughout,” Austin said.”
In a now unavailable Tweet due to Trump’s ban on the platform, the 45th President of the United States had explained his position saying
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming,” he wrote. “Victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
The Wall Street Journal reported:
‘Opponents to transgender service members, including some conservative congressional Republicans, have said their presence disrupts military readiness and imposes heavy medical costs on the military’s health-care system. They also have questioned whether transgender service members are as capable as others in the military of deploying whenever and wherever needed, a contention rebutted by advocacy groups.’
I understand there are some constitutional issue here, but there is also the ‘compelling state interest’ argument at play. When it comes to the military things like this can be dicey. Let’s be honest, the military is in the business of killing and having an efficient killing force may require a certain profile of individual … but hey, that’s just like my opinion, man.