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Liberals Vs. Vets: You Get Viagra, So Let Transgenders In!

In the battle over transgenders in the military, the left seems to struggle with some of the basics. Like the fact that the military decides who can and can’t joint…. not liberals.

And so they enjoy dropping lines like “do you know how much money is spent on Viagra for vets?”

It’s interesting that they ignore discussing how much money is spent on birth control for vets. But of course they don’t make that argument simply because they know birth control is used for medical issues as well.

So why is it that they think the Viagra argument is relevant?

Let me break this down for those making the strawman argument.

Many veterans are prescribed erectile dysfunction pills to deal with one of the many effects of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD).

We’re talking REAL PTSD… not the kind you liberals “think” you suffer from because Donald Trump was elected President or because you saw a cop or watched a video of a scary man in a beard firing off an AR-15.

I’m glad you all think that making fun of veterans with PTSD is funny. So let’s dive into this a little more.

Veterans with PTSD have an extremely high likelihood of developing sexual dysfunction. A study in Urology in 2002 found that 85% of male veterans with PTSD suffered erectile problems – veterans without diagnosed PTSD had a rate of 22%. Furthermore, a 2012 report found that 257,000 of the 1.5 million veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan has a diagnosis of PTSD.

There are countless other veterans who are prescribed it because of injuries from the battlefield that causes them physical limitations.

You know what this often leads to? Increased levels of suicide.

Oh, and guess what is NOT happening? Members of the service aren’t popping little blue pills on the battlefield and then demanding special bathrooms and housing and time off for surgeries and treatments.

When they are in the middle of battle, they don’t need to pop pills to make sure that their estrogen levels are appropriate to help them in their conversion.

We’re use to seeing those on the left demand that feelings trump facts and that they should get everything that they want because they want it.

But to attack veterans dealing with PTSD to try to get your way? Congratulations, people. You’ve stooped to a new low.

Now if only we could ban YOU from social media like the ban on transgenders in the military….

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Kyle S. Reyes is co-host of The Whiskey Patriots and the Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketing. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and social media. You can follow him on Facebook.

 

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