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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gorka defends Trump’s transgender ban: Military ‘there to kill people and blow stuff up’

Joe Newby  "During a recent appearance on BBC Radio 4, White House aide Dr. Sebastian Gorka defended President Trup’s transgender ban in the military, saying that while the administration wants transgendered people to live happy lives, the military is there to perform a specific task and not to be a platform for social engineering.
“ 'The military is not a microcosm of civilian society,” he said. “They are not there to reflect America. They are there to kill people and blow stuff up. They are not there to be socially engineered. We want people who are transgender to live happy lives, but we want unit cohesion and we want combat effectiveness.”
"Here’s audio of his comments as posted by the BBC Radio 4’s Twitter account:"
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"A post at the Washington Examiner further noted:
The U.S. military has one goal: Protect and defend. Or as Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution reads, “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”
The goal of the military is not a social experiment; it’s not even to see who is the most patriotic. (I’m a patriot but I couldn’t physically do what’s required of many of our service people.) Its job is not to see if men and women can both do the same amount of push-ups, or if a woman can hold up in a unit of mostly men without interrupting the männerbund, or if a woman who identifies as a man can drag a 170-pound male away from heavy gun fire.
Its job is not to pay for people to have elective surgeries so they feel more like a woman or a man.
While trans activists, including Caitlyn Jenner, are understandably upset about the ban, many members of the military who have seen active combat both support transgenders and agree with Trump’s decision, not because they are mean, old-fashioned bigots but because they view the active recognition of transgenders in the military as more of a petri dish of social experiments, wrapped in a progressive agenda.

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