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.”
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.