What is the role of a modern military? Is it to promote contemporary mores, exploring and supporting the most radical cultural shifts in our society?
Or is it supposed to kill people?
I know casting the U.S. military in such a brutal light can sound crass and crude. But when you boil down everything, that’s what the military is meant to do. Yes, they are tasked with keeping the United States safe. Yes, they are highly-trained technicians, engineers, and officers. They design and build impressive pieces of equipment and technology. All in pursuit of the goal of keeping Americans safe.
By killing those that mean us harm.
In our darkest hours, during times of horrendous trials, the U.S. military has helped hold our country together. When we were slammed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, it was our brave young men who banded together to protect the United States—and help liberate Europe and the rest of the world from the Axis powers.
When our country was hammered by the terror attacks on 9-11, when close to 3,000 American civilians were murdered, it was the brave men and women in the Armed Forces that held us together. As someone who lived in the New York area, going in and out of the city, I saw the National Guard posted by the bridges, subway entrances, and other major sections. They stood guard to ensure the rest of us were able to go about our business safely.
It is our military that has the difficult task of holding everything together when it seems like there are forces tearing us apart. The rigorous training our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines undergo prepares them to face the horrors of war. All so that we don’t have to, and can live free.
It all sounds like platitudes, but it’s the truth. War is brutal. Combat, during any era, is horrifying and soul-crushing. Those that serve in the military, who’ve dealt with unspeakable challenges, do so in order to keep America safe. I’ve had veterans tell me stories about what they’ve seen on the battlefield. Trust me, it’s not something most of us can deal with. I know I couldn’t.
To serve in the military is no light task. It’s not like any other job. Most don’t do it because it’s a quick way to a thriving career. Most don’t do it because they prefer it over a day job in an office. They do it because they feel it is their duty. They truly believe they are helping protect the American way.
For that alone, we should honor and respect our service men and women and the veterans who served in times of war.
Anyone who wants to serve should serve. If they love their country, and want to fight to keep it safe, why shouldn’t they?
But we need to take a hard look at the role of our military. It’s not a country club or a college. It’s not a training program to help you find a career. Nor is it some kind of democracy, where everyone gets their say.
The military is about training the very best troops to kill our enemies. Each branch of the military is a strict hierarchy, built on a chain of command. Service men are required to undergo serious training of their bodies and minds and are expected to show complete loyalty to their superiors. They are being prepared for war, after all.
With that in mind, we need to understand the decision that came out this week from President Trump. And why it’s vital in preserving our country’s peace and safety.
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he is not allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a reversal of former President Obama’s decision last year to let them serve…
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical cost and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.” (Breitbart)
People with common sense will read the President’s statement and won’t bat an eye. It’s the military after all. You can’t have people serving that don’t meet the basic requirements.
The burden of maintaining our Armed Forces is never-ending. The military trains large groups of recruits. They equip them with food, housing, clothing, and gear. Not to mention adequate education. In addition to this, they have buildings, bases, vehicles, weapons, and myriad other items that must be maintained and repaired. Of course, you have travel costs, salaries, and many other requirements with price tags.
All is justifiable, when considering what the military does to keep America safe. In light of all that, should the cost of extra, transgender training, even sex reassignment surgeries, be added to that burden?
It’s almost unthinkable when you look at it in that light. People who want to serve our country should be able to do so—if they meet the requirements. Not everyone makes it out of boot camp. If you’re one of the precious few Americans who calls themselves transgender, you just might have to accept the fact that your unique condition disqualifies you from service.
Advocates for transgenders to serve in the military want to make it another political movement. Another notch in their belt for “progressivism.” The military is not a place for liberal nonsense. Our Armed Forces will not be able to succeed if they are hampered by the stupid ideology that has been poisoning our government for decades.
The Obama administration pushed for rules that made it almost impossible for soldiers to even shoot enemy targets. It’s no surprise that his administration would burden the military with largely symbolic demands regarding transgenders. Demands that would make it difficult for them to do their job.
The left’s long-time hatred for the military hasn’t died down. It’s only intensified.
For years the military has been hindered by the politics of Washington. The Pentagon has been ruled by political appointees, who are more interested in keeping their jobs than making sure the military is effective. So, in order to appease their overlords in D.C., they’ve pushed for social justice causes within the military.
I’m sure all the San Francisco hippies will be comforted to know that our soldiers have to spend time in sensitivity training so as not to offend a transgender service person. You know, instead of being prepared to kill a terrorist that’s raped women, murdered children, and bombed hospitals.
Priorities getting out of whack, much?
Social justice, progressivism, and modern liberal ideas don’t work in the real world. They only seem to function in a society that’s already done the hard work of securing free speech and equality. When given the choice, social justice warriors don’t like free speech—or even equality for that matter. They riot at colleges, demand segregated schools, and even try to shame people for reading books. Their transgender goals allow grown men to use the same bathrooms as little girls.
Do we really want them meddling in our military?
News has recently hit that we might be looking at war with North Korea. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, strongly suggested that in a matter of months we might not have a choice.
First, Dunford. “As I’ve told my counterparts, both friend and foe, it is not unimaginable to have military options to respond to North Korean nuclear capability,” he said at the Aspen Security Forum in a conversation with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “What’s unimaginable to me is allowing a capability that would allow a nuclear weapon to land in Denver, Colorado. That’s unimaginable to me. And so my job will be to develop military options to make sure that doesn’t happen.” (MSN)
This is just one episode that shows how crucial our military’s job is in keeping the United States safe. For a long time, North Korea has been trying to get their nukes to work. What’s stopping them from bombing America and our allies is their lack of missile capabilities.
But this rogue nation can snap at any minute. China seems reluctant to hold them in check. Should Lil’ Kim have the inkling, he could fire a nuclear device directly at our country—most likely the West Coast.
That’s a worst-case scenario. It’s something that our military leaders struggle with every day. That’s a real problem, making the wrong decision that can lead to the deaths of millions of innocent civilians.
And liberals want these same men dickering about with transgender issues?
The military has a very important goal: one that means the difference between you sipping your morning latte and dying in a fiery hell. What they decide can affect the fate of you, me, every American, and every ally around the world.
Thankfully we have a Secretary of Defense that is not messing around.
Troops earlier this year had begun receiving military training on accommodating transgender troops, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis this summer decided to delay allowing them to serve.
The decision also comes after Mattis issued multiple memos indicating that decisions should be based on whether it makes the military more lethal. One memo put an end to all training that was not related to military readiness and blasted Pentagon officials for wasting as much as $28 million on Afghan camouflage uniforms that don’t actually blend in with Afghan terrain. (Breitbart)
This is the real world we’re dealing with. ISIS, Iran, and North Korea don’t care how inclusive the U.S. military is. They are only worried about how effective it can be at bringing them down. Our troops need to be focused on stopping our enemies, not worried about which pronoun to use when speaking to someone.
For President Trump to make the official announcement shows he’s not afraid to take the brunt of the liberal backlash. He’s been doing that pretty well the last few months, anyway. Instead of letting Mattis or his other men get roped into the eventual media frenzy, he’s doing it himself. Good for him.
You may consider yourself a man who has periods. Good for you. The military is dealing with real problems, problems that dwarf your social justice bickering.
If you don’t like it, fine. They’re going to continue to keep Americans alive.