At no time since beginning publication in 2003 have members of this Committee For The Constitution expressed such outrage at politicians as when learning of the betrayal this past Thursday, 13 July, 2017 on the floor of the House of Representatives. Presumed to hold values and be in support of a platform intended to protect and defend the original intention of the Constitution, 23 GOP members of the House voted to side with liberals on a transgender policy for the military so extreme that only 23 percent of the country support it. Initiated in the unconcealed tyranny of the Obama administration, this band of defectors gave the Democrats the help they needed to keep Obama’s mission of dismantling the military alive by defeating Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s (R-Mo.) amendment to prevent taxpayers from having to foot the $3.7 billion price tag for gender reassignment for those failing socialization 214-209.
In her argument on the House floor, Rep. Hartzler said that “It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars and unfair to non transitioning individuals who must leave their families and deploy in their place.” She also said that service members who undergo surgical transition would be non deployable for up to 267 days and “regular hormone treatments renders individuals nondeployable into the future.”
Quoting former Congressman Lt.Col. Allen West, “The real question now is, what does it mean to be a Republican? Republicans don’t know, they are too busy acquiescing, compromising, and appeasing those who would never do the same for them. They are fundamentally confused as to who they are, and that for which they stand. The greater population of Americans are conservative – they believe in faith, family, individual liberty, economic freedom, better education opportunities, working hard to care for themselves, and being a strong and secure nation.”
If your Congressman has betrayed you, remove them from office. They are guilty of “taxation without representation”. Here is who they are, joining 190 Democratic traitors.
Justin Amash (Mich.), Jack Bergman (Mich.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Barbara Comstock (Va.), Paul Cook (Calif.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), John Faso (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Darrell Issa (Calif.), John Katko (N.Y.), Steve Knight (Calif.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Tom MacArthur (N.J.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Bill Shuster (Pa.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), and no-show David Valadao (Calif.)
Working loyal Americans placed President Trump in the Oval Office. Now every citizen in every district and state in America deserves to know whether those elected to represent them has upheld their oath of office. We are asking that President Trump keep every voting loyal American apprised of whether they are being taxed without representation.
More than just the prior politically imposed injustice of the logistical burden of women indiscriminately injected into active combat, the whole transgender issue forced on the military by politicians extends far beyond any semblance of reason. In real combat, where the next bullet, IED, or any explosive ordnance might “have your name on it”, those offering to sacrifice their all for your freedom deserve to know that those engaging the enemy with them “have their back”.
The medically documented psychological dysfunction of homosexuality alone is in the 90+th percentile. In the middle of life or death combat is no place to wonder whether the person you are relying on to protect you is going to have any kind of a mental dysfunction. Having lived with and dealing with the daily dysfunction of any sort of mental incapacity, in training or after, does not engender confidence in the response of the dysfunctional to the ultimate stress of facing life or death.
From a purely economic and justice standpoint, the American taxpayer having to fork out the 130,000 dollars or the billions overall to promote the psychological dysfunction or failed socialization of homosexuals, transgenders, or any deviant is not just morally bankrupt, but unconstitutional and unjust. Errant politicians need to be reminded of President Washington’s words in his Farewell Address reiterating the Framers’ and Founders’ worldview that “Religion and morality are indispensible supports for our form of government.”. Neither can they be required to fund the ongoing pharmacologic requirements of sex change any more than they can justly be required to promote or sustain any addictive behavior.
The following article lends an additionally relevant perspective on the issue. Political correctness must never be allowed to silence the voices of Truth and Justice. Americans need an alternative to the mainstream media.
26 July, 2017
“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.” – President Donald Trump
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.
I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should know.
When I discovered Congress voted earlier this month to not block funding for transgender-related hormone therapies and sex change surgeries, I wondered if it considered how devastating this will be to the fitness, readiness, and morale of our combat-ready troops.
In July, the House of Representatives voted down Missouri Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would have banned the military from funding such treatments.
Paying for transition-related surgeries for military service members and their families is beyond comprehensible.
Perhaps they have forgotten that our military was forged to be the world’s strongest fighting force, not a government-funded, politically correct, medical sex change clinic for people with gender dysphoria.
Gender dysphoria, the common diagnosis for one who feels at odds with his or her birth gender, develops from prolonged anxiety and depression. People are not born that way.
The “proof” for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria is having strongly held feelings—but feelings can and often do change over time.
The military is expected to prepare its members in warfare: to kill, destroy, and break our enemies. The most important factors in preparing a strong military are not hormone therapy, surgical sex changes, or politically correct education.
We need psychologically fit, emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies.
While countless homeless vets are currently sleeping under cardboard boxes, or waiting for life-saving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, we learn that transgender military recruits now qualify for preferential coverage for sex change procedures that are scientifically unproven and extremely costly.
I myself was fully sex-reassigned from male to female, and eventually came to accept my birth gender.
I have over 70 years of firsthand life experience, eight years of living as a woman, 20 years of researching the topic, and 12 years of helping others who, like me, found that transitioning and reassignment surgery failed to be proper treatment and want to restore their lives to their birth gender.
Costly, but Not Effective
Transitioning can be expensive—up to $130,000 per person for numerous body-mutilating and cosmetic procedures over many months (or years) to fashion the body to appear as the opposite sex.
Yet, no matter how skilled the surgeon, or how much money is spent, it is biologically impossible to change a man into a woman or a woman into a man. The change is only cosmetic.
The medical community continues to recommend this radical “treatment” in the absence of scientific evidence that people are better off in the long run. This population attempts suicide at a rate of 40 percent.
Even after the full surgical change, they attempt to end their lives, or tragically succeed.
Over 60 percent of this diverse population suffer from co-existing mental disorders. Consider Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning), a former Army soldier who was so psychologically and emotionally unbalanced that he stole confidential documents from the military and forwarded them to WikiLeaks.
The Military Is a Fighting Force, Not a Gender Clinic
The military should not provide sex change surgery.
Through my website, sexchangeregret.com, I hear from people who experienced firsthand how damaging and unnecessary reassignment surgeries were. For them, the sex change failed to resolve the emotional and psychological disorders that drove the desire to change gender.
Many write after living the transgender life for years. They write to ask for advice on how to reverse the original surgical change and restore their lives to the original birth gender like I did, a process called detransition.
Some service members will come to regret having undergone the surgery and will want to detransition. Where will the military be then? Will the military pay for the sex change reversal procedure, too?
Failed “sex change surgeries” are not uncommon and will drive up the cost to care for the military transgender population above the projected $3-4 billion 10-year cost.
Beyond the financial cost, there’s the question of the service member’s military readiness during their transition or detransition, as the process often comes with a great deal of anxiety and emotional instability.
I know of many who have struggled to adapt to the new gender role for years after reassignment surgery.
In my view, as a former trans-female who works every day with regretters, allowing the military to pay for sex change surgeries will make a mockery of the U.S. military.
Advocates are relentless in their pursuit of making others, via the government and insurance companies, cover the cost of sex change procedures.
If the military had been forced to pay, the advocates would have used this as leverage to press every other entity—both government and commercial—to pay for sex change surgeries as well.
As a person who lived the transgender life for eight years, I can attest that assisting, affirming, or paying for hormone therapies and genital mutilation surgeries would not have strengthened our military. They would only have brought adverse long-term consequences, both for individuals and for our armed forces as a whole.
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about those who regret gender change and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.