Liberals are having a mass freakout in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. Words like “cruel” are being thrown about recklessly by Democrats (and even a handful of misguided Republicans). And while we might have our differences with the seemingly-rash way the president rolled out this policy, he had good reasons for doing so. The fight over transgender funding was threatening to block the increased money Trump wants for the Defense Department, which, in turn, could threaten the border wall he promised the voters. Using what we might call “Trump’s Razor,” the president nipped the fight in the bud by taking the entire situation off the table; there need be no military funding for sex transition if transgenders aren’t allowed to serve in the first place.
But whether or not Trump’s decision was based on anything more than the desire to head off a funding fight, it had the effect of once again forcing this issue into the headlines. And that’s not a bad thing, because it demonstrates how far removed from the reality of American thought the Democrats are these days. A snap poll shows that only 23% of Americans support transgender troops. And when you go down the line, you’ll find similar national opinions when it comes to many of the Obama-era policies regarding these Americans, including whether or not they should be allowed to have full access to the opposite gender’s locker rooms and bathrooms in schools and public facilities. As badly as it stick in the craw of ardent liberals, the fact remains that most people just aren’t buying that the mere desire to BE a woman automatically makes you a woman.
Political correctness has overtaken common sense (and science) in the medical community, leading organizations like the AMA to come out against the president’ order. But there are still plenty of rational thinkers in medicine who believe that this transgender trend is having a negative impact on the country that isn’t limited to troop morale. One of them is pediatrician Dr. Michelle Cretella who recently penned an essay at The Daily Signal saying that “transgender ideology” was causing “large-scale child abuse” across the country.
“Transgender ideology is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us — children — and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community,” she wrote. “Professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy will find themselves maligned and out of a job. I have witnessed an upending of the medical consensus on the nature of gender identity. What doctors once treated as a mental illness, the medical community now largely affirms and even promotes as normal.”
Studies have proven that transgender individuals – even when their every whim is met and their every sex-change desire is fulfilled – experience exorbitant rates of depression and suicide. Parents and medical professionals who are more concerned about politics than reality are condemning children to a lifetime of misery by encouraging belief in a delusion. It has no business in schools, it has no business being encouraged by the medical profession, and it certainly has no business in the military.