Limbaugh Defends Trump’s Trans Military Ban: “US Military Is NOT An Experimentation Laboratory”

RUSH: But back to the transgender-in-the-military issue. The president this morning issued the following tweets, three of them. I’m gonna read them as one, in order:

“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender(s) in the military would entail. Thank you.” This has caused conniption fits to occur throughout the left, where transgenderism is a political issue.

It’s not a health issue, and it’s not a lifestyle issue to them. It is a political issue. Now, I’m gonna say something that might be controversial to some of you Millennials who — by virtue of your youth — may not be fully aware of the Democrat Party’s, for most of my lifetime, opposition or aversion to the U.S. military. Some of you leftists who are new to the program may take offense at my characterization of the Democrat Party and its relationship with the U.S. military. But I’m just gonna tell you how it is.

The American left, particularly the left of the last 20 years, has not considered the United States as a force for good in the world. These are people that think the United States, from its beginning days, has been immoral and unjust, a slave state — and still is — that it is committed various crimes around the world. We have attempted to “impose our way of life” on people who didn’t want freedom. I didn’t know freedom was an imposition, but the way the left talks about it, it must be.

The left has rejoiced in embarrassing episodes for our military. During the George W. Bush Iraq war, people like John Kerry were eager to pronounce American Marines as terrorists. Some of you, depending on your age, may not even know this, may not remember it. But there was a charge leveled by somebody that Marines had broken into the homes of Iraqi citizens under cover of darkness and had terrorized women and children. John Kerry and the late — what was his name, that Pennsylvania congressman — John Murtha.

Without any investigation, they just accepted the allegation and went on TV and started lamenting the terrorist-type activity of United States Marines. These were people… It dates back to the Vietnam War, but the Democrat Party, particularly the recent incarnation of it, has looked at the United States military as a problem. They have not seen the United States as the solution to problems in the world but rather we are the cause of many of them. And it is the U.S. military that is the unit that projects the power of the United States.

As such, to be consistent, they had to have very ill feelings toward the U.S. military as an institution. Not per se individuals in it, but just as the institution. They didn’t trust it. They always were trying to cut the defense budget whether they held the White House or not. I mean, it’s not arguable. As I say, it may offend some of you, depending on how young you are. The Democrat Party has instead looked at the military as a social laboratory, a place to test their various social theories. Gays in the military was one such effort. Women in combat was yet another.

And now transgenders in the military is yet another. And any honest military person will tell you that all of this social experimentation takes away from the express purpose, which is what Trump outlined it to be. The U.S. military is not an experimentation laboratory. It’s not a place to test-market various social theories or issues or desires. But that’s how the left has used it, and I dare say many on the left have sought to undermine the effectiveness of the U.S. military and essentially turn it into a welfare program sorts.


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