Trudeau is the ter­ror­ists’ use­ful id­iot

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - MIKE COSTIGAN Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia

Pres­i­dent Trump de­serves a lot of credit for mak­ing the dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to ban trans­gen­der peo­ple from serv­ing in the mil­i­tary. It is an im­por­tant first step to­ward restor­ing Amer­i­can mil­i­tary might.

While the rad­i­cal left goes into or­bit amid claims of dis­crim­i­na­tion, it is im­por­tant to un­der­stand that cer­tain be­hav­ioral and phys­i­cal at­tributes — ev­ery­thing from flat feet to drug abuse — have al­ways dis­qual­i­fied some from serv­ing. Trans­gen­ders are just the lat­est ex­am­ple of a group with a po­lit­i­cally cor­rect agenda that has over­whelmed the mil­i­tary in re­cent years and led to an ero­sion of morale, the near ex­tinc­tion of the war­rior ethic, and an un­will­ing­ness by highly ef­fec­tive mem­bers to ex­tend their ser­vice.

The mil­i­tary should never be a so­cialengi­neer­ing sci­ence lab. The pres­i­dent’s will­ing­ness to aban­don such prac­tices will en­sure that Amer­ica and its al­lies are safer and that Amer­ica’s mil­i­tary is once again the envy of the world.

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