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Onward Transgender Soldiers!

As you’ve probably noticed, over the last week or so, there has been a furious debate in American politics and culture over President Trump’s decision to ban transgender soldiers from serving in the United States military. The left, which at one vague point in the past professed to be anti-war, was of course in favor of transgenders serving. “How dare President Trump deny these people the right to fight overseas?!” they asked, still having a residual love of war that they had engendered during the Obama administration. Besides, having transgender soldiers would make soldiering hip, and that’s all that really matters! The right, in turn, argues that since transgender people are overwhelmingly represented in statistics of mental health disorders,¬†having them in an occupation as inherently stressful as front line combat would cause dysfunction and strife in the ranks. Undoubtedly, the latter has some basis to it, according to the testimony of actual combat veterans, and yet… I fully support transgender soldiers serving. Yes, you read that right. I am… Keep Reading

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Trump Puts America First, Bans Transgender Individuals From Military Service

President Donald Trump has constantly shown that he will put American national security before political correctness. This is evident in his latest announcement that transgender individuals will be banned from military service, a stark departure from the military policy crafted by his predecessor. “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,” Trump announced this morning on his Twitter account. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you” This announcement effectively reverses a policy put into place by former President Barack Obama allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military. Obama’s so-called achievement was hailed by liberals as a step forward in the battle for LGBT civil rights, and liberals are reacting to Trump’s sudden announcement with predictable outrage. Keep Reading

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