In the latest push for transgender inclusivity by the Obama administration, the Pentagon is set to decide on lifting the ban on transgendered soldiers in the U.S. military — putting in place procedures and policies that will change history.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter introduced his plans to lift the ban on military service by transgendered soldiers a year ago, and has been aggressively pushing not only for the inclusion of transgenders, but for changes that will affect housing, uniforms, medical care, and other services received by military personnel.

Not satisfied with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, which allowed homosexual soldiers to serve openly in the military, President Obama wants to continue to transform American social norms — and wipe out conservative values — on his way out of office, aiming for his plan to be approved within the week.

Texas Representative Mac Thornberry, Chair of the Armed Services Committee, echoes the questions and concerns reverberating through the military and conservative America.

USA Today reports:

“If reports are correct, I believe Secretary Carter has put the political agenda of a departing administration ahead of the military’s readiness crisis,” Thornberry said. “The force is exhausted from back to back deployments and spending their home-station time scrambling to get enough equipment and training before they deploy again.  My focus is on helping the troops now — to be the most effective, deployable force possible.

“Consistent with that philosophy, when we learned DOD was looking at new policies on the service of transgender individuals, the Committee posed a number of questions to DOD,” he said. “In particular, there are readiness challenges that first must be addressed, such as the extent to which such individuals would be medically non-deployable. Almost a year has passed with no answer to our questions from Secretary Carter. Our top priority must be warfighting effectiveness and individual readiness is an essential part of that.”

Currently, military policy allows for the dismissal of transgendered personnel for several reasons that can include being medically unfit for duty.

Apart from the medical issues that go along with gender transition — hormone therapies which can change mood and appearance, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and physical complications from surgery and medications — there are more basic issues to examine if this policy is put in place.

The U.S. military is built on a foundation of order, discipline, and conformity.

Of concern is the need for fellow soldiers to be able to rely on both the physical and mental stability of those they serve with, particularly in high-stress or combat situations.  On the line is the issue of maintaining a military force of strength and unity.

Thornberry raises questions about introducing such a policy during a time when our troops are already stretched to the limit from fighting the war on terror in the Middle East and a defense budget deficit that grows daily.  The monetary cost of providing extensive medical care and mental health services to transgendered soldiers could be staggering, and paid for on the backs of the American taxpayers.

It has been reported that under the Obama administration, defense spending has decreased each year during Obama’s second term, cutting funding for vital programs and personnel essential to the protection of American citizens.

This decrease begs the question of why an already strained defense budget would go to fund the enormous costs of providing extensive medical care to transgendered personnel, which can be deemed elective in nature.

One notable example is that of U.S. Army soldier Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea, who became the first member of the military to receive government funded coverage to pay fot “her” transgender medical needs — even after being dishonorably discharged from the Army and imprisoned for endangering the country for which she served.

The Daily News reported last year on Manning’s demands:

The soldier formerly known as Pfc. Bradley Manning sued the government to gain hormone treatment.

Intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning will receive hormone treatment at the Army’s Fort Leavenworth prison so that the soldier who was born male can try to become a woman, according to a new report.

“After carefully considering the recommendation that (hormone treatment) is medically appropriate and necessary … I approve adding (it) to Inmate Manning’s treatment plan,” wrote Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of Fort Leavenworth, the newspaper reported.

As a preview to what may become of our military — and hard-earned taxpayer dollars — “Chelsea” Manning is now allowed hormone therapy, women’s clothing and cosmetics, all at the expense of the military and while serving in prison for espionage related charges.

It appears that by lifting the ban on transgendered military personnel, the Obama administration is far more concerned with its push for liberal social reform than upholding the strong and respected traditions of the U.S. military — straining the defense budget even further and allowing the American taxpayer to foot the bill for more of the president’s liberal agenda.