Thoughts On Veterans Day & The Presidential Ban On Transgender Troops

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Tomorrow we honor the men and women who have given their lives to protect this country.

The military is not for everyone, but for those who are willing and able to join, it is the noblest act that they can undertake.

A few months ago, Donald Trump announced that transgender troops would be banned from the military. A judge has blocked enforcement of the ban.

Unlike other countries, America does not have a mandatory military conscription. It is up to the individual if he or she wants to become a member of the armed forces.  It is shortsighted and foolish (though it would not be the first time with the Trump administration)  to prevent these people from joining or continuing in the service, especially if they have been trained and are able to adequately do their job.

We need to honor all of our troops, regardless of any labels they themselves or others may use to the define them. After everything they have done for us, it is the least we can do.

 

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