She was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison (prosecutors asked for 60), and as soon as she arrived began the process of using attorneys to get treatment for a Gender Identity Disorder. The ACLU got involved and eventually the Army gave in so our tax dollars helped Bradley officially become Chelsea.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Bradley was struggling psychologically so the issue was legitimate but opening the door for the military providing transgender services medically and psychologically would be a terrible mistake. It would turn into a benefit by joining the military for those who can’t afford the significant costs of becoming a transgender.
When people join the military they go in to serve the citizens of the United States they don’t go in to be served. The military screens potential recruits both mentally and physically because the last thing they want is for someone to join and they can’t accomplish their duties.
Someone who goes through the transgender process spends a substantial amount of time off duty seeing a trained specialist in gender identity disorders which means he or she can’t be a dependable soldier. This isn’t fair to other soldiers who work hard every day and train hard to protect each other. Then there are the substantial costs for surgery and even more time off to recover.
Hormones are taken which not only cost money but negatively affects behavior and I promise you one of the worst things the military can do is give someone a weapon who is mentally unstable.
What’s even worse about all of this is that President Obama pardoned Chelsea before he left office. Why would he do this? There were no questions as to whether she was guilty of 17 counts of espionage. The prosecutors wanted to put her away for 60 years. Espionage is an attack on our country.
In my opinion there’s only one reason Obama would’ve done this and it was all about politics and the Democrats push to be the party of the LGBT community. What about those soldiers who are in prison for far less severe crimes? There were certainly plenty of these soldiers considering she was in for 35 years but they didn’t get pardons because they’re not transgender. There’s something terribly wrong with this.
I don’t believe anyone should be discriminated based on race, religion, sexual orientation, etc., but they shouldn’t be given special privileges either which is exactly what this is about. Nothing can be done about the terrible pardon President Obama gave Chelsea but I strongly recommend contacting your representatives and telling them you don’t want your tax dollars going towards providing transgender services for any government employees especially those who are in the military.