Maduri: Transgenders In The Military? Deal With It
WASHINGTON – The military is going to allow transgenders to serve openly in the military. And the far right is in a tizzy. The world is coming to an end, it seems, because people with a diffent sexual identity than the one that they were born with are allowed to join the army. Hide the children – they must never know this abomination…
Here is a little back ground for those who may not know what I am talking about.
The announcement was made Thursday by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter it is part of a fundamental shift in the straight-laced, male-dominated U.S. military, which in 2011 ended discrimination against gays and lesbians. More recently, it opened all combat positions to women and appointed the first openly gay Secretary of the Army, Eric K. Fanning.
“Our mission is to defend this country, and we don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who can best accomplish the mission,” Carter said. “We have to have access to 100% of America’s population for our all-volunteer force to be able to recruit from among them the most highly qualified — and to retain them.”
The fact is its a numbers game. The military has been hemorrhaging numbers since the end of the draft in the 1970’s. Two US Generals have said that people are too fat and its a national security issue. This allows the military access to 1.4 million people.
The far right has to understand that the entire world doesn’t look exactly like them. And that’s OK. And what’s more, these people want to serve our country. They want to defend our interests overseas. They want to put themselves in the line of fire. And you don’t want them to do it because they don’t have what you consider to be the right body parts?