July 05, 2017
Only 23 percent of America thought the military should start enlisting transgenders on July 1 — and fortunately, Defense Secretary James Mattis wasn’t one of them. With a buzzer-beating memo, the military boss made the eleventh hour decision to postpone the move for six months — to the relief of conservatives and troops across the country.
After an intense internal debate, the service chiefs can finally exhale about an Obama-era policy they worried would crumble morale, readiness, and retention.
I’m not saying that transitioning from one gender to another makes one useless to the military. On the other hand, perhaps we should stick to individuals who are sure of their sexuality, have not taken mood-altering hormones, and who don’t imagine themselves in pretty things.
Just one ‘Merican’s opinion.