Tony Perkins: The Military Is No Place For Civil Rights

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

The media and Democratic Party share a lot of things — and their miscalculation of voters seems to be one of them. In the days since Donald Trump wrestled the military back from the radical transgender policy of the Obama years, liberal commentators are desperate to show that it will hurt the president politically. But good luck proving it.

Please don’t tell the Left, but according to a number of pundits, the same Democrat leaders who underestimated Trump in November may be making the same mistake now. As far as most are concerned, winning the war against political correctness in the military only strengthens the president’s hand in the red and purple pockets of the country that elected him. “Let the Dems be the transgender party,” George Neumayr writes in the American Spectator. It will just make it easier for Trump to win a second term.”

The military has never been — and should never be — used as a vehicle to advance civil rights, political correctness, or workplace fairness. It does not exist, the editors of the Washington Examiner point out, “for personal enrichment, leisure, community, the pursuit of happiness, or for its own sake, as civilian institutions do. The military’s sole purpose is to smash and destroy enemies.” Fortunately, our nation has a commander-in-chief who recognizes this. If November was any indication, America also has an electorate who will reward him for it.

Perkins is apparently unaware of or is unwilling to recognize the role that Harry Truman’s 1948 executive order to integrate the armed forces had in propelling the civil rights movement for African-Americans. As it happens, the Washington Post takes note of that today.