Military Pushes Back on Trump’s Transgender Ban

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Following President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgenders from serving in the US military, a number of top brass are already breaking ranks with the POTUS on whether that order was necessary. President Trump has said earlier last week that he was doing the US military a great favor, end quote, by instituting the respective transgender ban.

However, the recently appointed Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer seems to have a different opinion.

“We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,

“On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military.”

said Spencer during a presser on Thursday, after he visited the Naval Station Norfolk. Spencer’s comments follow President Trump’s earlier on Thursday with regard to the delicate issue of allowing transgenders to serve in the US military:

“I have great respect for the community. It’s been a very complicated issue for the military, it’s been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I’m doing the military a great favor.”

Guess what Mr Richard V. Spencer, unless the orders you receive are illegal, you have no choice but to obey them, it’s not up to you to pick and choose which of the President’s orders you are going to obey. After all, it’s just a matter of authority, not right and wrong. The last president allowed transgenders in the military, now Trump has the authority to remove them.

Spencer is not the only one speaking up against President Trump’s transgender ban. Earlier in August, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft stated that, let me quote:

“I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith,

and also hinted that the Coast Guard “stood up a tiger team of our [Judge Advocate General’s Corps] officers,”, which is the legal branch of the CG.

The CG Commandant has said he disagrees and will fight back. His insubordination to his boss is no different than judges usurping both the executive and legislative branches at both the state and federal level, not to mention the Constitution. The Constitution makes no caveat about a president’s plenary powers, yet a couple of black robed hacks have discerned a constitutional exception based on “intent”.

Now the Coasties are going to put a “tiger team” of JAGs. To do what? Nothing but virtue signaling because when it’s all said and done, one president let them join (or come out) and now Trump is banning them. And only the CinC can have final say. But the embedded commies will try to use the courts to overturn Trump. Yet here’s the rub. If the center of government are we the people, than why not leave it to us, rather than using the courts to define what our will?

Notice how all the “push back” for the ban comes from political appointees and bureaucrats. Remarkably absent from any discussion is what the people that would actually be serving alongside transgender people in battle or in the locker room actually think.

The Military has a defined purpose, and experimental social engineering does not belong in that purpose.

Via Reuters