Three Reasons Why Trump’s Transgender Ban Was The Right Decision

Three Reasons Why Trump’s Transgender Ban Was The Right Decision

On Wednesday, the mainstream media paid particularly close attention to yet another of President Trump’s actions, paving the way for Trump to continue playing 4-D Presidential Chess unabated. Around 6:00 a.m. yesterday morning, the President released a series of tweets in which he asserted that the United States government would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the military in any capacity, mainly because of the exorbitant medical costs associated with transitioning (e.g. reassignment surgery, hormone therapy) and the burden this would place on the military.

 

Within minutes of Trump’s tweets, multiple hashtags dominated the trending list and the mainstream media jumped eagerly at the opportunity to further dispense faux outrage, much to the amusement of those on the Right. Leftists held nothing back as they unleashed their vehemence on our President while simultaneously pledging their love and support to the “oppressed” transgender community.

Trump’s methods may have been rather tactless and brash, and as a result, may have ticked off a fair number of people (as per usual). But in the end, he made the right decision.

Here’s why.

Reason #1: Medically speaking, a transgender individual is unfit for service

The United States military has strict guidelines when it comes to enlisting in the Armed Forces, particularly when it comes to medical conditions. Here are just a handful of the hundreds of medical conditions that may prevent you from being accepted for military service. (For a more comprehensive list, click here!)

  • Asthma
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Hypo/Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Joint replacement
  • Head injury
  • Transvestitism
  • Personality, Conduct, and Behavior disorders
  • Depression
  • Transsexualism

Pay particularly close attention to those last three bullets. Notice any connections there?

Let’s start with that last one. Transsexualism. For those of you unaware of the difference between transsexualism and transgenderism, a transsexual is a transgender individual who desires medical assistance to physically transition from one biological sex to the other. These are the transgenders who fully transition to the opposite sex.

Being simply “transgender” and not “transsexual” means one did not transition, but still believes that his/her gender identity (which is, according to leftist definitions, emotional and psychological) differs from their assigned biological sex. Curiously enough, that same definition applies to a medical condition called gender dysphoria.

Three Reasons Why Trump’s Transgender Ban Was The Right Decision

The American Psychiatric Association claimed back in May 2017 that gender dysphoria and simply being transgender are two separate things. WebMD affirms this by asserting that using the terms interchangeably can be considered “offensive.” These assertions, however, contrast the APA’s own definition of the disorder and smell strongly of political correctness. Big surprise there.

The medical community now finds itself backpedaling at the behest of the LGBT lobby, which cannot get what it wants if this asinine percentage of Americans remains classified as mentally ill. More on that a little later.

Of those who suffer from gender dysphoria, approximately 71% will be diagnosed with some other mental health disorder (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, depression, anorexia/bulimia, substance abuse) in their lifetime. The prevalence of suicide attempts among transgender individuals is 41%, compared to 10-20% of lesbian/gay/bisexual adults who report attempting suicide. Among transsexuals, those numbers are significantly higher. Compared to a control group, the 180 transsexual adolescents studied exhibited a two- to three-fold increased risk of psychiatric disorders, mortality, and suicidal behavior.

Add all of this to the unparalleled stress of fighting for your life in combat, and you have a recipe for disaster. Not to mention a recipe that would virtually disqualify you from serving in the first place because of the risk you would pose not only to yourself, but to your fellow soldiers. Allowing transgender individuals to continue enlisting puts the other servicemen and women at considerable risk, especially in active combat.

Reason #2: The Healthcare Costs are Astronomical

The mainstream media has been pumping out articles left and right, all citing a RAND Corporation study that claims the cost of gender transition treatment would be “relatively low” compared to total military expenditures re: healthcare. However, what the study truly proves is the exact opposite.

According to the study, between 29 and 129 of the 15,500 active transgender service members in the U.S. military would utilize any transition-related services per year. In 2014, the total number of active service members was 1,326,273, which means only 0.006% of those service members utilized the transition-related healthcare. The study estimates the annual cost to be anywhere between $2.4 million and $8.4 million, which is approximately a 0.04- to 0.13-percent increase (median of 0.085%). Basically, only 0.006% of the military population is responsible for a 0.085% increase. Put that all together, and here is your result: a transitioning service member’s healthcare would cost 14 times that of the average service member. Fourteen times.

It is not fair to allow such egregious expenditures for such a small percentage of the military’s population to be shouldered by the other 1.4 million servicemen and women serving this country. That money should instead go toward providing for the majority of service members or, perhaps, toward supporting the enlistment of even more soldiers. Or providing for our homeless veterans, who have served valiantly and have been betrayed by the very country they put their lives on the line to protect.

And this goes without even mentioning the motives behind most transgenders’ joining the military in the first place.

It’s no secret that sex change surgeries, coupled with hormone therapy and constant “talk” therapy to ease through the transition as seamlessly as possible, costs a lot of money. Money that many citizens in this country simply don’t have right now.

Therefore, it is common sense to assume that a fair number of transgender individuals seeking to transition to the opposite sex would enlist in the military. They want the military to pay for their surgeries and therapy sessions. And thanks to the House voting down Missouri Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act early this month, which would have banned the military from funding such treatments, the military would have had no choice but to foot the bill.

Trump made the only decision he could make given the circumstances by banning all transgenders. Which brings me to reason number three.

Reason #3: The LGBT Lobby Left Trump No Other Alternative

Ever since Bruce Jenner announced he had become Caitlyn Jenner, the LGBT activists have taken to politicizing yet another incredibly small minority in efforts to sway public policy for the majority. The transgender community, which accounts roughly for about 0.0048% of the American population, is unbelievably small, and yet issues surrounding this community dominate social media platforms and take air time away from the stories that really matter (Seth Rich, Imran Awan, etc.). It is a tactic they have utilized to the point that it’s beginning to lose its effectiveness, and Trump and the GOP Republicans are starting to find ways to counter the moves the lobby so foolishly makes over and over again.

After the LGBT lobby insisted that transgender individuals could not be discriminated against, much like any other group nowadays (sans whites because muh privilege), they opened the door to this outcome. Their politicization of minorities continues to be antithetical to their goals, harming those they supposedly seek to help.

Our military and its Commander-in-Chief had little choice other than to institute a full blanket ban.

The only other alternative would have been to allow any and all transgenders to serve in the military. However, we’ve already been over all the reasons why doing so would be a detriment all around. Our troops must be psychologically fit, emotionally sound, and irrevocably prepared to kill our enemies. As J.R. Salzman so eloquently put it: “War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your shit together, or you don’t. And if you don’t, you’ll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has no place in the military.”

Trump made the right choice. As per usual.

Now, time to move on from this distraction and see what Trump was really doing whilst the media chewed on the bait…

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