President Obama‘s social experimentation is degrading the ability of the United States military to do the job it was created for, a retired two-star general said Saturday.
Taking part in a panel at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees said the Obama administration is using the U.S. military for “social engineering” and the end result is damaging the nation’s ability to defend itself, according to CNS News.
“Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness,” Dees said.
Since Obama was first elected to office, restrictions have been lifted on women in combat, homosexuals now serve openly and there’s an effort currently underway to remove a ban on transgender soldiers. And the president announced on Friday the nomination of Army Acting Under Secretary Eric Fanning as the first openly gay secretary of the Army.
“I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low,” Dees told CNS News. “The moral readiness is degraded by social experimentation within our military.”
As for experimentation, Dees said the military didn’t have much choice in the matter.
“In fact, social experimentation is improperly named because it’s not an experiment at all,” he said. “It’s a top-driven mandate for social agendas that occurs by this administration within the military, which is a captive audience.”
“It is not enhancing our readiness; it declines our readiness,” he added. “We’re spending more time on some of these social engineering projects than we are on developing and maintaining readiness in our force.”
Dees was asked what message Obama’s nomination of Fanning is sending to members of the military, especially Christians.
“Well, I think it’s a very loud statement by the administration,” he replied. “It’s not an accident. We respect all people and yet, it’s tantamount to lighting the White House in rainbow colors.”
The general explained that there is “guerrilla warfare within the military in a similar way that there’s guerrilla warfare within our culture” in undermining religious liberty.
“People who would seek to strike religion from our land are working very aggressively out in the various parts of the military to strike down religious freedoms even if it’s against the existing regulations,” Dees said. “They will press and push for whatever they can get away with.”
“Faith in the foxhole is critically important,” he added. “We in the military know that [the troops] don’t want to be politically correct, they want to be God correct.”
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