Military Service Is A Privilege That Transgender People Aren’t Qualified For

Military service is a privilege, not a right. And the military has an obligation only to admit and retain soldiers who make it more effective at fighting wars.

After President Trump tweeted out his intent to return the military’s transgender policies to their pre-June 2016 form, a common refrain has erupted among those who disagree with the decision: “everyone who is qualified to serve should be allowed to serve.” This might be the only thing that both sides actually agree upon. Nobody disputes the idea that all qualified volunteers should be allowed to serve their country if they choose to do so. What we actually disagree about is the definition of “qualified.”

The transgender policy simply enforces the military’s uniform combat readiness standards that apply to all servicemen and women.

  • Hard Little Machine


    no public sector job is a privilege and no one is privileged or entitled to do it.

  • tom_billesley

    What the military really needs is more like Bradley/Chelsea Manning.

    Walt Heyer: I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.

  • Alain

    It seems pretty simple to me in that one must qualify both physically and mentally. The root of this problem goes back to affirmative action policies where the bar was lowered in order get a certain percentage of females recruited. Then the same thing happened again when members of some “visible minorities” (even men) could not meet the original physical requirements. All that has encouraged these demands from extreme fringe groups for the same thing.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Lowering the minimum height requirement for RCMP and OPP officers resulted in a helluva lotta little Napoleons in cute cop cars, if you noticed. I’ve a nephew who is in the RCMP because they lowered the height requirement. He is 5’4″ and looks like a small musclebound action figure. He also talks like he’s 6’8″ when in uniform. Funny, actually, until I remember that he is being paid to be a cop, not a cartoon. Women go the same way small guys go in that department. Certainly I am not the first make to note that female cops are overbearing bitches virtual ALL the time. And why are female customs officers almost always really obvious bull-dykes? Mysteries……..

  • andycanuck

    Yes, I was similarly upset when JTF2 told me, a middle-aged overweight guy with e.g. no mechanical aptitude, that I wouldn’t make a suitable Special Forces operative.
    Heartless dicks. :^(

    • Hard Little Machine

      I’m deaf in one ear, partially blind in one eye and have orthopedic issues that cause numbness in my neck, shoulder and one arm. I fucking DEMAND to be a fighter pilot. And oh, I’m retirement age.

      • Millie_Woods

        You forgot to mention that air-sickness thingy and the vertigo.

        • Clink9

          Only a complete right wing asshole would deny him a jet!

      • WalterBannon

        I am a former commissioned officer in the reserves, fit and in better shape that 80% of today’s 20-somethings, but now nearing retirement, and I believe that they would not let me back in now due to age.

        Not that I would want to serve again, now that we have a treasonous liberal government run by Islamic invaders including one who is an illegal alien. It was bad enough when we just had a govt that did not support or equip us properly.

    • Clink9

      I’m pretty much all that too and I can’t shoot a thing even in video games.

      We should go in for a class action suit!

  • WalterBannon

    “everyone who is qualified to serve should be allowed to serve.”

    Well, they are not qualified. End of story.

  • Barrington Minge

    I laugh at all this transgender bullshit.
    Chromosomes dictate what you are. Dress up as something else is just that – dressing up. You are and always will be what your DNA dictates
    Get over it.