This is has been flying around the internet for a few days now, and I just love it, so I had to post it for those who have not seen it yet. Let me say from the very beginning, I am not a huge fan of Trey Gowdy. Oh, I do enjoy watching him rip new holes in some of the jerks who appear before him in his subcommittee, but I often wonder if that isn’t for show, as I never hear of him doing anything about the travesties he spouts out about at hearings. Anyway, if the quotes below really came from his lips, and knowing him I have no reason to doubt they probably did, then I must say, he nailed it in plain English that any idiot ought to be able to comprehend. How can anyone with a rational mind find argument with anything stated? What is wrong with these liberals? They obviously have a completely different opinion of what the military is supposed to do for this country. Amazing.
Nobody has a “right” to serve in the Military. Nobody.
What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it.
The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short.
Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a Unicorn?
Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can’t run the required course in the required time? Can’t do the required number of pushups?
Not really a “morning person” and refuse to get out of bed before noon?
All can be reasons for denial.
The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability.
Did someone just scream “That isn’t Fair”? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful.
YOU change yourself to meet Military standards. Not the other way around.
I say again: You don’t change the Military… you must change yourself.
The Military doesn’t need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars.
If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality… Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors. Who’s next in line?