Secretary Mattis President Trump: gender dysphoria

New Trump Transgender Military Policy Bars Those With Gender Dysphoria

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A new policy memo from President Donald Trump concerning transgender service members may allow some to serve, but keep in place tight restrictions for many.

The White House memo, released late Friday night, highlights recommendations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that individuals with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria be barred from serving, saying these people “may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery.”

Recent attention to an old blog about the military’s trans gender policy reminded me that I did not know how that debate had turned out. Most online articles are dated in 2017. I and maybe those hitting my old blog entitled “Military Commanders” want to know the military’s current position on admitting transgender recruits.

Until I saw this March 23, 2018 article all I’d heard is that the courts were resisting Trumps attempts to bar transgender people from entering the military as though this was the president’s policy and not the policy of the U.S. military commanders.

So who’s commander in chief?

Judging the Judge

“Fake news” is now a global rage. But this newly popularized phrase though unverifiable  and so meaningless, reminds that news consumers are inherently dependent on what media people say.

The Ford Kavanaugh  saga, that at first seemed a conflict of opposing testimonies,  now seems  a tale of dueling minds told by verbal fighters who’ve been given our suspension of disbelief, for only they have been where the action is; only they are qualified, authorized to record and tell of things we’ll never see.

When Mr. Kavanaugh spoke against charges of sexual aggression when he had not yet achieved the status of manhood that some say may not arrive before the age of 30, certainly not in his teens before he’d turned 25 when some might say he was still a boy; he spoke too much about beer and as many of his former supporters have been saying did not display a judicial temperament.

But when I began seeing media reports of  the institutions, legal authorities, his friends and political allies  who had supported his candidacy now turning against him because of his televised testimony’s display of injudicious subjectivity I’ve begun to question my own negative view of his candidacy.

 

NAFTA

Rush Limbaugh believes that Mr Trump’s successfully renegotiating NAFTA
fulfilled a major election promise that validated his presidency at the expense of his globalist opponents.

Deremigi's Blog

I wrote what follows way back in 2008 during the Democrat and Republican  presidential primaries. I don’t understand what I meant By “Democrat victor Hillary Clinton” because Obama eventually defeated Clinton (probably reflects the popular inevitability of her beating Obama) and defeated Republican McCain in the 2008 election. The NAFTA issue and the Iraq war were central to presidential politics back then as they are today. Today NAFTA seems even more important because since that 2008 election its helped give life to Donald Trump’s candidacy and the formidable group arrayed against him led by Hillary Clinton whose husband ensured that NAFTA became law.

War, NAFTA and Primary Victors

Wed. March 5, 2008

On March 4, 2008 the war backers and NAFTA promoters came out on top.

Why do I say that? Well McCain now Republican presidential candidate as a result of his March 4 victories would support the war in…

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