(TeaParty.org) – In what can be best called a policy of lunacy, the Army will now allow people with certain mental illnesses to serve in the military, reports USA Today.
Whoever wrote this policy is too imbalanced to serve themselves. This includes people who are bipolar, self-mutilating, have depression and substance abuse. Speaking of substance abuse, whoever wrote this policy was obviously hitting up the old crack pipe. In combat, soldiers depend on each other for their very lives and if their backup is busy cutting themselves or are too high to see the enemy, it endangers the lives of every member of the team.
The reason given for the new policy is that the Army needs to add another 80,000 soldiers by September of 2018. If this is the only solution they have for our dwindling recruitment, that’s bad news for this country.
How about monetary incentives to recruit new people or to convince soldiers whose enlistments are up to stay? A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link – allowing people with mental illnesses of any kind into the Army and then giving them a gun appears to be a disastrous policy of monumental proportions.
Lt. Col. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, praised this suicidal policy because apparently we have better records than we did when the ban first took effect. That may be true, but that hasn’t prevented suicides among our veterans to increase dramatically. PTSD is rampant and this is happening without letting the mentally challenged from donning the Army uniform.
“The decision was primarily due to the increased availability of medical records and other data which is now more readily available. These records allow Army officials to better document applicant medical histories.”
Elspeth Ritchie, a psychiatrist who retired from the Army points out:
“While bipolar disorder can be kept under control with medication, self-mutilation — where people slashing their skin with sharp instruments — may signal deeper mental health issues, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association.
“If self-mutilation occurs in a military setting, Ritchie said, it could be disruptive for a unit. A soldier slashing his or her own skin could result in blood on the floor, the assumption of a suicide attempt and the potential need for medical evacuation from a war zone or other austere place.”
This can’t be anything else other than a left-wing attempt to weaken and cripple the United States military. They want America to fall so badly, and they’re literally making any insane attempt to carry it out!
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