Compelling the military to provide gender transition surgery is a form of “transgender privilege,” not equality. Few other medical conditions qualify. Whether for or against transgender inclusion, we should be clear about what the policy means. – Joel Pollack, Twitter, 3/31/21
Newsmax.com reports that
The Pentagon on Wednesday will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition, defense officials told The Associated Press.
The new department regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve openly in their self-identified gender, and they will be able to get medically necessary transition-related care authorized by law, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal decisions not yet made public.
The changes come after a two-month Pentagon review aimed at developing guidelines for the new policy, which was announced by President Joe Biden just days after he took office in January.
Biden’s executive order overturned the Trump policy and immediately prohibited any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin then gave the Pentagon two months to finalize the more detailed regulations that the military services will follow.
The new rules also prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
Austin has also called for a reexamination of the records of service members who were discharged or denied reenlistment because of gender identity issues under the previous policy. Results of that review have not been released.
Until a few years ago, service members could be discharged from the military for being transgender, but that changed during the Obama administration. In 2016, the Pentagon announced that transgender people already serving in the military would be allowed to serve openly, and that by July 2017, they would be allowed to enlist.
After Donald Trump took office, however, his administration delayed the enlistment date and called for additional study. A few weeks later, Trump caught military leaders by surprise, tweeting that the government wouldn’t accept or allow transgender people to serve “in any capacity” in the military.
After a lengthy and complicated legal battle and additional reviews, the Defense Department in April 2019 approved a policy that fell short of an all-out ban but barred transgender troops and recruits from transitioning to another sex and required most individuals to serve in what the administration called their “birth gender.”
Under that policy, currently serving transgender troops and anyone who had signed an enlistment contract before the effective date could continue with plans for hormone treatments and gender transition if they had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
But after that date, no one with gender dysphoria who was taking hormones or had transitioned to another gender was allowed to enlist. Troops that were already serving and were diagnosed with gender dysphoria were required to serve in the gender assigned at birth and were barred from taking hormones or getting transition surgery.
The new policies being released Wednesday are similar to those developed in 2016.
As of 2019, an estimated 14,700 troops on active duty and in the reserves identify as transgender, but not all seek treatment. Since July 2016, more than 1,500 service members were diagnosed with gender dysphoria; as of Feb. 1, 2019, there were 1,071 currently serving. According to the Pentagon, the department spent about $8 million on transgender care from 2016 to 2019. The military’s annual health care budget tops $50 billion.
All four service chiefs told Congress in 2018 that they had seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops serving openly in the military. But they also acknowledged that some commanders were spending a lot of time with transgender people who were working through medical requirements and other transition issues.
So…exactly how large is the “Transgendered Population” of the United States of America?
If you had listened to those, including Former President Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration, who fought so fervently for “Transgendered Rights”, you would have thought that the percentage of our overall population MUST be somewhere in the double digits.
You would have been wrong.
Transgendered Americans actually only number somewhere around 700,000, about 0.3 percent of U.S. adults.
I suppose that the “coming out” of Former Olympic Decathlon and Reality TV Star Bruce Jenner as her new Transgendered Persona, “Caitlyn”, started the snowball down the hill.
However, as I wrote at that time, and still believe, the whole bloody mess could still possibly be nothing but a publicity stunt.
The Kardashians could drive ANYONE crazy.
I wonder if the sales of Wheaties suffered after his/her/its big announcement?
But, I digress…
If you were to research this subject, as I have, you would find several articles in the Main Stream Media and Liberal websites, such as mediamatters.org,, lauding how peaceful, wonderful, and harmless Transgendered People are, and how we “Right-wing Hatemongers” and our stated concern about the safety of our wives, girlfriends, and daughters is overblown.
Then, I found articles detailing the problems that American Prisons have been facing, for a long time, in dealing with the Transgendered Criminals, who are incarcerated in their facilities.
And, of course, the reports about perverts exposing themselves in public bathrooms, are common on every city’s Police Blotter.
Why have Modern American Liberals been so eager to accommodate the “gender Identity” of .03 % of our population, while simultaneously disrespecting the privacy and advocating a threat to the safety of American women and children?
I propose to you, gentle reader, that this is a part of the continued effort to sublimate Traditional American Values, and even, American Exceptionalism, for the “Good of the State”, in Liberals/Progressives’ ongoing quest to bring America down to the same level as the Socialist Democrat Failures of Europe.
A while back, I had a fellow contributor at a now-defunct website named “HotGas.com” attempt to justify multiple-stall “Unisex” Public Restrooms as being “normal”, because “Europe has had them for years”.
I, attempting to control my incredulity, answered him, by explaining that America is not Europe. 75% of Americans still proclaim themselves to be Christians, while Europe has abandoned both their Faith and their backbones, and is being invaded by Muslims, who are bringing their Sharia Law, with them.
You often hear of the activists, who are a part of the 24% of Americans, who identify themselves as “Liberals”, referred to as the “Hive-mind”, because most of the time, they present themselves in public and on the internet, including Facebook Political Pages, as being in lockstep with one another, regurgitating “the Party Line”, about each and every Hot Button Political Issue, resembling the brainwashed Proletariat of the old Soviet Union.
Traditional American Morality and Values are a roadblock to Progressives’ Plans, as regards to the “Good of the State” or their plans for a Socialist Paradise.
That same Traditional American Morality and Values have always been a key component of our Armed Forces.
Hence, the desire of Liberals like the Obama and Biden-Harris Administrations to turn them into a laboratory for Social Engineering experimentation.
They can try.
Unfortunately for those who espouse the “singularity of thought” of the Hive-mind, they will never win.
We are Americans. We cherish our Faith, our Families, our Freedom of Thought, and our Freedom to remain a Sovereign Nation
We will not be assimilated.
May God Bless our Brightest and Best.
Until He Comes,
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