While gays were never explicitly excluded from serving in the military, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prevented someone from living an openly gay lifestyle while in the Service. After Obama banned that policy, we have seen instances of gay celebrations and drag queen parties on our military bases.
Now, there is a push to allow transgenders, ex. men who dress up as women, to be able to serve in the military. In a recent article in the Washington Times, Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, addressed this push by Obama to allow transgenders in the military. She called Obama’s push a political payback to special interests groups.
“Before President Obama imposes another extreme element of LGBT law, he should consider the consequences for the majority of men and women in uniform,” Ms. Donnelly said. “They should not be forced toparticipate in an unprecedented social experiment that does nothing to strengthen our military.”While the push for gays and transgenders in the military has been widely reported, since it fits with the constant progressive push for political correctness, there is one group that is finding themselves discriminated against in their quest to serve in the military or move up in the ranks.
People with tattoos are being turned away from enlisting in the military and those who are already serving are finding that their tattoos are preventing them from being promoted.
That’s right. In the United States Military under Barack Obama, it may soon be okay for a man to wear a dress and someone can put their homosexuality on full display. But a new Army Tattoo Regulation policy is discriminating against people who simply like ink.
This puzzling topic was discussed on Fox News The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. In the Army, which Obama is already shrinking to pre-World War Two levels, the following regulations are being applied to tattoos.
- Tattoos on the head, face, neck, wrists, hands, or fingers are banned.
- Tattoos cannot exceed four visible tattoos below the elbow or knee.
- Sleeve tattoos below the elbow or knee are not allowed.
In Arizona alone, 500 potential recruits were turned away from enlisting in the service simply because they have tattoos that don’t fit in the box of current discriminatory military regulations.
One must ask themselves, how will having a tattoo on your neck or hand prevent you from serving your country to the best of your ability and fighting with all your might, risking life and limb, to keep America safe?
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Adam Shatarsky, co-founder of the Wounded Walk, joined Gretchen Carlson to talk about this discriminatory policy that few people even realize exists.