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Saturday, July 15, 2017

GOP Tanks Ban on Military's Gender Surgery

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) never served in the military -- but she's one of the strongest warriors you'll ever meet. And during yesterday's debate over the National Defense Authorization Act, that's exactly what America needed. While other Republicans ran and hid, she stood in the fire, fiercely determined to stop what Barack Obama started: the decimation of the world's greatest fighting force.

Unfortunately for our men and women in uniform, not every Republican cares about national security as much as Hartzler does. When the Missouri congresswoman tried to stop the runaway train of transgenderism, 24 Republicans said, "No thanks. We'd rather fund Obama's political correctness than restore the military." By a 214-209 vote, they told troops, taxpayers, and Trump that they'd prefer to spend $3.7 billion on gender reassignments than the military's own assignment: to fight and win wars.

If these Republicans were looking serve as "path finders" to the Congressional minority, they may have found it. According to the latest Rasmussen polling, only 23 percent of the country agrees with them that opening the doors to the gender-confused is good for the military. Add in the sky-high costs of treatments and lost deployment time, and that number would probably look generous by comparison. Like most service chiefs, Americans don't understand how anyone could justify spending billions on a radical medical procedure when the same amount could buy a Navy destroyer, 22 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Planes, 3,700 tomahawk missiles, or 116 Chinook helicopters. After this, Congressional conservatives who stood with Hartzler will -- and should -- question the extra $80 billion in defense funding Congress asked for in its latest defense budget. Does the military really need it if they're willing to spend $3.7 billion swapping people's parts -- instead of buying new ones for planes and tanks?

"This is about addressing [North] Korea, Russia, ISIS," Hartzler argued on the House floor. "We need every defense dollar to go to meeting those threats, not anything else, and we need to make sure our troops are ready and can be deployed." That will be even more difficult under Obama's policy, since, as she points out, "Military members undergoing transition surgery are non-deployable for up to 267 days. Similarly, regular hormone treatments renders individuals non-deployable into the future. It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation's wars and unfair to non-transitioning individuals who must leave their families and deploy in their place."



Anonymous said...

We need to know these RINO's names so we can support primary opponents that are true Republicans and conservatives!

Anonymous said...

"Fellow Marine vet and Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) could only shake his head that this was even being debated. "You're joining the U.S. military. Choose what gender you are before you join. ... We're not stopping transgender people from joining. We're saying taxpayers in this country right now are not going to foot the bill for it.""

Some sense, at last. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

If you have a penis you are a man and if you have a vagina you are a woman that's it and if you are in the military then that's where you serve. All this crap about being confused where you belong is a bunch of bull shit and should never be considered when it comes to our national defense. I and most Americans could care less about your hormonal feelings, you are being paid to defend this country so do it.

Anonymous said...

How in the he%% does this make any sense? So this is what we are sending congress people to D.C. for? America, truthfully, is this really what we want?

Anonymous said...

3:14 - Not as easy as you suggest. If you want to stop Democrats from running a candidate who might pose a challenge to a Conservative Republican, you need to re-register as a Democrat. If the Republican candidate is a RINO, why even vote for a Republican. How about some teamwork. You register with the RNC and have your spouse register with the DNC.

I live in DE and I can't tell you how may emails from McCain I received looking for URGENT donations. He obviously took me to be stupid since there was no way I could ever vote for him as a DE resident.

It's a game. Play it carefully.

Anonymous said...

What you are when you sign on the line is what you stay for as long as you are in.

Anonymous said...

I would give a years salary to serve again with some of these gender confused in a war zone, sorry but I would be morally obligated to leave you out to dry.