Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Greene County Democrats stand with transgender community after Trump tweets
This morning, we began our day less united as American citizens. The 45th President of the United States of America announced via Twitter that he will be banning transgender patriots from serving in their country’s defense. This is more than appalling. This decision highlights the venom that is the foundation of the Trump Administration.
Not only does his callous choice weaken the U.S. Military, it dishonors all who have served. This policy tells veterans that their sacrifice can be nullified in 140 characters or less.
Sixty-nine years ago, today, on July 26th, 1948, President Harry S. Truman ordered the establishment of the President’s Committee on Equality Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was established with the mission of integrating the segregated military. President Trump should look to history for guidance as to how America should treat its service members.
In Isaiah 6:8, Jesus asked, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" When these transgender heroes stood up and said, "Here am I. Send me!” Trump is saying, “No thanks.”
The Greene County Democratic Central Committee denounces this small and petty President’s policy change and we stand with our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQA+ community.