President Trump Announces an End to Transgender Individuals in the US Military
On Wednesday morning, President Trump unleashed a series of tweets regarding the role of transgender people in the American military.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Amusingly, the first tweet – which ended on a cliffhanger – went without reply for eight minutes, prompting all sorts of speculation from both liberals and Trump supporters alike.
All in all, barring transgender individuals from serving in the military is a step in the right direction. While I’m fairly sympathetic to the suffering these confused people experience, it’s quite obvious that they do not belong in the military – an institution that should be guided by utility rather than “social justice” considerations.