Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Il caso di Mark Green, candidato alla carica di Segretario dell’Esercito, rigettato per le sue opinioni religiose e sulla Lgbt, dovrebbe dare da pensare.
Invece di condurre un esame sulle sue capacità manageriali e militari alla ricerca della persona più idonea a ricoprire una carica così delicata ed importante, la discussione è stata condotta con un processo alle sue opinioni. Processo fatto peraltro non da persone elette democraticamente, le uniche che avrebbero dovuto avere voce in capitolo.
Gran brutto segno quando gli eletti si fanno condurre dalla piazza.
Che i liberals democratici siano sui generis dovrebbe essere cosa nota, ma questa notizia sembrerebbe essere alquanto fuori dalla norma anche per loro.
Segnaliamo la notizia per conoscenza, senza voler entrare nel merito e commentarla: faremo solo un breve chiosa fnale.
«Donald Trump si è ritrovato di nuovo senza una persona candidata a diventare segretario dell’Esercito. L’uomo da lui scelto per ricoprire l’incarico – e la cui nomina doveva essere confermata dal Senato – ha rinunciato alla possibilità di essere ufficialmente nominato, la stessa sorte che era capitata prima di lui a un altro candidato selezionato dal presidente Usa.
Schiacciato dalle critiche – specialmente dei difensori dei diritti di lesbiche, gay, bisessuali e transessuali – Mark E. Green ha alzato bandiera bianca. La sua nomina, ha detto, è diventata una distrazione a causa di “attacchi falsi e fuorvianti contro di me”. Con lui, senatore dello Stato del Tennessee che ha lavorato come medico per il team che ha catturato l’ex leader iracheno Saddam Hussein, la leadership dell’Esercito rischiava un netto cambio di rotta: il segretario precedente, Eric Fanning, era stato il primo uomo apertamente omossessuale ad assumere quel ruolo.» [Virgilio]
«Mr. Green, whose intent to nominate to the Senate was announced by President Trump last month, is a West Point graduate who served as a platoon leader and company commander in the storied 82nd Airborne Division»
«The Secretary of the Army (SA or SECARMY) is a senior civilian official within the Department of Defense of the United States of America with statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.
The Secretary of the Army is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Secretary of the Army is a non-Cabinet position serving under the Secretary of Defense.»
«His military resume to become the next Army secretary appears impeccable, but his conservative Christian beliefs have rallied the gay rights movement and its Democratic supporters to defeat the soldier-businessman-politician»
«This week, a group of 11 House Republicans entered the battle on the side of combat veteran Mark E. Green, sending an endorsement letter to Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican»
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«Mr. Green took to Facebook to say the gay rights movement and liberals are “cutting and splicing my words to paint me as a hater. It will not stand.”»
«A Christian conservative, Mr Green»
«But the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement is in full throttle on Capitol Hill to stop the Tennessee state senator. They said he is outdated for an armed forces that President Obama opened to gays and then cross dressers and transsexuals»
«Liberals say Mr. Green once referred to transgender person as having a disease and that he opposes gay marriage»
«The Pentagon itself had long blocked transgender people from joining the military for medical reasons until the Obama administration lifted the ban last year»
«Mr. Green also sides with conservatives on denying transgender people the right to chose their public rest room preference»
«“A man who was the lead sponsor of legislation to make it easier for businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community; opposes gay marriage, which is the law of the land; believes being transgender is a ‘disease;’ supports constricting access to legal contraception; and makes deeply troubling comments about Muslims is the wrong choice to lead America’s Army,” Mr. Schumer said»
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Cerchiamo solo di capire.
Una carica gravida di severe responsabilità su tutte le forze armate statunitensi:
«with statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management»
è contestato dai liberals democratici perché, a dir loro, sarebbe
«“A man who was the lead sponsor of legislation to make it easier for businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community; opposes gay marriage, which is the law of the land; believes being transgender is a ‘disease;’ supports constricting access to legal contraception; and makes deeply troubling comments about Muslims is the wrong choice to lead America’s Army»
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Il sig. Lettore si formi il Suo personale giudizio.
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L’ideologia liberal democratica circa l’omosessualità è tale per cui chiunque non la accetti supinamente è un nemico mortale da distruggere. Il loro concetto di libertà si estingue nella libertà di fare ciò che loro vogliono ed impongono.
Ogni nemico politico del liberals democratici è automaticamente attaccato come “omofobo“, quasi che si debba negare la libertà di espressione a quanti pensino che l’omosessualità nelle sue diverse forme sia cosa aberrante.
Nel caso specifico qui riportato, il problema non è posto sulla discussione dei meriti e delle capacità, bensì su quello delle opinioni. È la condanna a morte della meritocrazia.
Degli omosessuali ben poco loro importa: a loro importa la conquista e l’esercizio del potere dittatoriale.
Ed è proprio per questa spietata dittatura che vogliono imporre che l’Lgbt e l’omosessualità deve essere combattuta in ogni sua forma e maniera espressiva: sarebbe impossibile combattere i liberals senza combattere simultaneamente l’Lgbt e succedanei.
Chiunque sia e voglia restare lbero deve opporrsi ai liberals non tanto per ciò in cui credono, quanto piuttosto perché sono dittatoriali alla stregua di Stalin.
Il mondo occidentale non avrà mai pace fino a tanto che l’omosessualità non sia nuovamente considerata per ciò che realmente è: una forma di patologia psichiatrica. Non sappiamo come e quando, ma codesti eccessi non potranno portare ad altro che alla reintroduzione dell’omosessualità come reato penalmente rilevante.
Arrestati, processati, condannati.
Questa dittatura liberal è incompatibile con l’umana dignità e con una sia pur minima forma di libertà di pensiero e di parola.
Da ultimo, ma non certo per ultimo, si noti come tutte le organizzazioni omosessuali siano propagazione delle ong di Mr Soros: accettandole, si diventa utili servi di tale personaggio, che le usa per gestire i propri interessi personali.
Ma il regno di Mr Soros sarebbe impossibile da gestirsi senza l’appoggio che gli è fornito da un enorme gregge di pecore belanti, abbacinate da un problema specifico strappacuori, strumento però di potere altrui.
→ The Washington Times. 2017-05-05. Trump’s Army sec. pick — a combat hero and devout Christian — under assault from LGBTQ activists
His military resume to become the next Army secretary appears impeccable, but his conservative Christian beliefs have rallied the gay rights movement and its Democratic supporters to defeat the soldier-businessman-politician.
This week, a group of 11 House Republicans entered the battle on the side of combat veteran Mark E. Green, sending an endorsement letter to Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican.
“Mark’s commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Army is emboldened by his faithful service as a solider,” said the letter spearheaded by Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and signed by representatives from his home state of Tennessee.
Mr. McCain said his week he has reservations about Mr. Green as Army secretary.
Mr. Green took to Facebook to say the gay rights movement and liberals are “cutting and splicing my words to paint me as a hater. It will not stand.”
Mr. Green, whose intent to nominate to the Senate was announced by President Trump last month, is a West Point graduate who served as a platoon leader and company commander in the storied 82nd Airborne Division.
A Christian conservative, Mr Green changed career course from infantryman to physician, completing medical school and then serving as flight surgeon for the fabled 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The public knows SOAR as the unit that flew the Navy SEALs into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden.
But the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement is in full throttle on Capitol Hill to stop the Tennessee state senator. They said he is outdated for an armed forces that President Obama opened to gays and then cross dressers and transsexuals.
Liberals say Mr. Green once referred to transgender person as having a disease and that he opposes gay marriage.
He has also spoken out against teaching Islamic history in public schools, the say.
The Pentagon itself had long blocked transgender people from joining the military for medical reasons until the Obama administration lifted the ban last year.
Mr. Green also sides with conservatives on denying transgender people the right to chose their public rest room preference.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York issued a statement on Wednesday calling on Mr. Trump to pull the nomination.
“A man who was the lead sponsor of legislation to make it easier for businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community; opposes gay marriage, which is the law of the land; believes being transgender is a ‘disease;’ supports constricting access to legal contraception; and makes deeply troubling comments about Muslims is the wrong choice to lead America’s Army,” Mr. Schumer said.
Mr. Green on April 25 posted a vigorous defense on his Facebook page.
“The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said.,” he wrote.
“Let me be very clear, the only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans. The only people I have ever suggested be crushed are the terrorist enemies of our nation. I have never and will never force my religion on anyone. If God gives Mankind a choice, which I believe, who am I to force my faith on anyone?”
He added, “I believe that every American has a right to defend their country regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. It’s the radical left that won’t allow the latter.”
Mr. Green’s backers say he is the latest Christian target of gay activists and an increasingly left-wing Democratic Party where liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts guides priorities.
“The fact that a few interest groups are trying to railroad Mark Green and encourage Senators like Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren to rally votes against him should signal to Senator McCain and others that with Donald Trump as president, the extreme wing of the Democratic party will look to politicize anything in the hope that it gives the president a black eye,” said Joe Kasper, Mr. Hunter’s chief of staff.
Mr. Kasper said the Army needs a civilian leadership change to a secretary who has seen combat.
“Mark is a game changer for the Army and will being a whole new level of insight where it matters,” he said.
His backers wrote a biography that says that as a physician Mr. Green deployed twice to the Iraq war and once to Afghanistan. He was selected Army flight surgeon of the year and was awarded the Bronze Star and an Air Medal, with a “V” device, for valor under heavy enemy fire.
After 16 year in the Army, leaving as a lieutenant colonel, the Republican Mr. Green won election to the state senate and founded a healthcare company in his home office. It now employs over 800 medical providers in 10 states.
Latinos for Tennessee, a conservative group, issued a statement last month endorsing Mr. Green, with executive director Raul Lopez saying “President Trump could not have picked a better public servant to lead our Army during this critical time as our country is being tested, at home and abroad.”
Defense Secretary James Mattis said, “Mark will provide strong civilian leadership, improve military readiness and support our service members, civilians, and their families. And, he will have my full support during the Senate confirmation process.”
Mr. McCain told USA Today, “There’s a lot of controversy concerning his nomination…We are getting some questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Armed Services Committee. I think there are some issues that clearly need to be cleared up.”
No hearing date has been set.
→ The Washington Post. 2017-05-06. Mark Green withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee, citing ‘false and misleading attacks’
The Trump administration’s second Army secretary nominee withdrew from consideration Friday amid mounting opposition to past comments he made about Islam, evolution and gender issues.
Mark E. Green, a firebrand Republican state senator in Tennessee and veteran of the Iraq War, said there can be no distractions in overseeing the military and blamed “false and misleading attacks against him” in a statement provided to the media. The Pentagon and the White House had no immediate reaction to his announcement, but it came hours after a Defense Department spokesman declined during a meeting with journalists to say whether Defense Secretary Jim Mattis still supported him for the job.
An official familiar with the thinking of the Pentagon chief said Friday night that he was troubled by details that emerged about Green in the last few days. The news reports played a role in Green’s withdrawal, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.
No Pentagon news release is expected on the decision, the official said. The Defense Department left it to Green to disclose his decision.
Green pulled out after a month of calls for the Trump administration to choose someone else. Advocacy groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people immediately launched an effort on Capitol Hill to block his nomination after it was announced April 7, saying his history of antagonism toward them made him an unacceptable choice.
Green, a physician who once served alongside Army Special Operations troops, expressed frustration about the effort in a Facebook post late last month and did so again Friday in his statement.
“Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain,” Green said. “While these false attacks have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve, I believe it is critical to give the President the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world.”
Among the comments that drew concern were Green saying last fall that if psychiatrists were polled, they would say that “transgender is a disease.” He added that while most millennials accept transgender people, he wanted to be a “light” that set the record straight.
“If you really want to bring this back to who’s at fault, I mean we’ve got to look a little bit inwardly,” he said. “I mean, we’ve tolerated immorality and we’re not reflecting light.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations also opposed Green’s nomination, citing an appearance before the Chattanooga Tea Party last fall in which Green said that “we will not tolerate” teaching the “pillars of Islam” in textbooks. At that same event, Green responded to a man who said he was concerned about an armed insurrection by people who “don’t belong here, like Muslims in the United States” by saying he’d asked a “great question.”
Green’s withdrawal marks the latest chapter in the White House’s ongoing turmoil as it tries to fill senior civilian positions at the Pentagon. He was selected after President Trump’s first Army secretary nominee, Vincent Viola, withdrew from consideration in February. Viola, a former Army officer who went on to become a billionaire on Wall Street, cited the complications of getting through the Pentagon’s conflict-of-interest rules.
A nominee for Navy secretary, Philip M. Bilden, also withdrew from consideration in February, facing difficulties similar to Viola’s. No replacement has been named. The Air Force appears to be on the brink of having a secretary, with Heather A. Wilson, a former Air Force officer and congresswoman, expected to get a confirmation vote within a week.
Several U.S. senators this week signaled opposition to Green becoming Army secretary, including Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Charles E. Schumer (D.-N.Y.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).
Schumer said in a statement that Green’s decision to withdraw is good news for all Americans, “especially those who were personally vilified by his disparaging comments toward the LGBTQ community, Muslim community, Latino community and more.” The senator credited advocacy groups with prompting Green to withdraw and said that he hopes Trump will select someone who can represent everyone in the Army.