“Serving in the military is a privilege not a right. And it is sure as hell not a social experiment.”
The military is NOT a social experiment. It is not a place for people to go get free sex changes because they have decided what’s between their legs doesn’t “define” them anymore. It is not a place for the mentally ill or physically disabled.
If a transgender person does not know what gender they are, how are they supposed to know who is the enemy? They are confused about their basic anatomy. Will they be confused when it comes to a life or death situation?
Many people are saying unless you’re in the military then you don’t get an opinion on the matter. Well here is one combat vet has a powerful message against transgender troops.
Iraq combat vet and wounded warrior J.R. Salzman is certain “war is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil.”
Reacting to President Donald Trump’s announcement to rescind former President Barack Obama’s last-minute order to accept openly transgender troops in the military, Salzman unleashed his own testimony via Twitter.
He said, “I served in Iraq in 2006. For the first five months I was on a 12 man firebase out in the middle of nowhere in the desert. ”
Salzman continued, “Everyday was Groundhog Day. Wake up and do the same patrols, the same shifts, every single day. It was so damn hot. 150° in the gun trucks. Tracer fire would go overhead occasionally at night. IED’s on the road were a daily threat. We got resupplied food every 8 days.”
“The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you. The younger guys had problems with that overtime,” the vet said, “Any tiny little personal issue they had suddenly became a mountain. And that shit came out on that fire base. And they snapped mentally. … Guys would literally snap over a dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective.”
Salzman argued that the reality of such harsh circumstances of war make it no place for those confused about their gender.
“Now take someone confused about whether they are a man/woman. Take those psychological and emotional issues and put them in that environment,” he continued, “Take someone who is right off the bat not uniform or part of the same team. Give them special treatment because of their identity.”
Then he added, “Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It’s a f***ticking time bomb. You have to be incredibly tough mentally, physically and emotionally. War is not a f***ing video game. It tests every ounce of your being,”
“You can’t teach someone to be a fearless warrior in a f***ing PowerPoint. You either have it or you don’t. You can hack it or you can’t.”
He is exactly right. Those people are not mentally stable enough to be in war. Trump saved their lives and the lives of those who would have been dependent on them in the field.
Salzman argued, “War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your s*** together, or you don’t, and if you don’t, you’ll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has absolutely no place in the military.”
He concluded with the following tweet:
Enough for now. This one armed veteran has a business to run. Unlike Iran, the country that took my arm, Obama didn’t pay me millions.
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) July 26, 2017
He added later on,
Again, I’m not a spokesman or a martyr for anyone’s cause. I gave my two cents based on my experience. Take it for what it’s worth.
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) July 27, 2017
I think he hit the nail on the head! What about you?
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