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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.Β  It is shortsighted and foolish (though it would not be the first time with the Trump administration)Β  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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Sean Spicer Should Be Fired

It’s no secret to anyone who has kept their eye on Washington DC since the inauguration in January that it has not been a smooth transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. Not that the first few months of any Presidential administration is smooth, but this transition seems to be rougher than the previous administrations.

The latest gaffe coming out of The White House is Sean Spicer’s comments comparing the gassing of innocent Syrian civilians to the murders of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II.

Sean Spicer should be fired. Not only are his comments rude, insensitive, historically inaccurate, but they were also uttered on Passover, of all days.

While both acts are reprehensible and should force anyone with a heart and a brain to reel in shame, horror and disgust, the fact that Mr. Spicer downplayed the Holocaust and fact that innocent civilians were killed by chemical weapons is more than enough of a reason that he should be fired.

Next time (if there is a next time), I suggest that whomever writes his speeches does their homework before coming to the podium.

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