Transgender, gender dysphoria, gender fluid, or any other term one wants to give to this and related thought processes are a mental illness.
Diagnosable, certifiable, and properly treatable. Anyone who is mentally ill should not be allowed to serve in the military. To deny their service is an act of kindness and love, not one of hate or oppression.
The facts are simple. No matter how many hormones or drugs someone takes will not change one’s gender.
Cosmetic surgical mutilation cannot change one’s gender.
And no matter how one feels about their gender, this will never alter it either.
Some of these may introduce temporary and even permanent changes to outward appearance but it does not ever change the gender of the individual. Even a court order will not change the actual gender, it might change current documentation but that is only an illusion.
Gender is determined at the moment of conception. The mother’s egg provides an X sex chromosome. The father’s sperm provides the 2nd sex chromosome in the linked pair. An XX pair is female. An XY pair is male. This is basic biology and undisputed scientific fact. There are mutations to this but those are rare.
No amount of chemicals or surgery will alter this scientific based chromosomal pair. And this pairing can easily be discovered with a simple blood test no matter what documentation, feelings, surgery, or hormones have attempted to disguise.
Stop promoting and enabling this mental illness under the guise of equality. There is nothing equal about preventing someone from getting professional treatment for a mental illness. Transgender Rights, there is no such thing since being transgender is a mental illness.
President Trump announced this week his intention of pulling all US troops out of war torn Syria. This action has both good and bad reactions at home and abroad. I personally think this is a good move.
I never supported US Military involvement in Syria. President Obama has the US get involved in Syria’s civil war during the so-called Arab Spring movement. However our troops did not have a clear mission, objective, or goal. Nor was it clear on who the enemy was in this conflict.
Like most Arab Spring uprisings, militant hardline Leftist Islamic Fascists attempt to topple the government. In may cases this is a similar Leftist ruling totalitarian regime. But also it is generally mostly a secular government. And the Islamic fascists are deep fanatics of Shaira Law and the false religion of Islam.
Our involvement in Syria needed a review. President Trump promised one during his campaign in 2016. Under the Obama Administration US forces were assisting various rebel factions that we could not fully vet their ideology. We also were dangerously close to an open conflict with the Russian Federation who was also involved in the conflict with a clear goal of defending the al-Assad regime from any rebel forces. This placed the United States as a potential enemy in this conflict.
This was a very bad judgement call by then President Obama as it could have led to a new cold war or even a direct war with the Russian Federation. Also these Arab Spring militant Islamic Leftists are not friendly to the United State or to our only true ally in the Middle East, the state of Israel.
We are far better off with the devil we know in al-Assad in control of Syria than we are with another Islamic militant fascist state destabilizing the region. And Israel certainly doesn’t want another Arab stat with the goal of wiping Israel off the map right on her doorstep.
So as various pundits and talking heads on all sides condemn and condone the President for this action. And some will state the wrong reasons such as wanting to spread democracy or that the Russian Federation is our enemy and that the President is taking his orders from Putin and other such nonsense. I condone the action. We should have never entered the conflict in the first place.
The troops can come home and get a well deserved rest before being deployed elsewhere, such as the border. Maybe now we can consider a new deal with Israel. We should have a strong presence in the Middle East. Lets open a few bases in Israel where the mission is to defend our ally against Islamic terrorists and aggression. That is a mission I can support.
Today the US Military used it’s largest non-nuclear bomb for the first time in combat. The MOAB was dropped from a C-130 on an ISIS cave complex in the mountains of Afghanistan. This is not the weak US Military of the past administration.
The signal is clear that the US is no longer going with the business as usual of the previous decade. And the message has been sent out to our allies and enemies alike that change has come.
Some of our allies will condemn the use of the ‘mother of all bombs’ while others will applaud it that the US has decided to once again lead the world. All of our enemies will condemn the use of this weapon. Stating we are looking for a fight. But we are only looking to end a fight once and for all. Like you do with any bully.
ISIS has received it’s wake up call. Assad had better take note. Kim Jong-un should sit down and be quiet. And Putin should know see that the US is serious about its foreign policy.