Over at the Huffington Post, which is becoming a regular mouthpiece for transgender extremists, "Brynn" Tannehill, a former officer in the U.S. Navy, and current transgender extremist, is trying to argue the issue of whether or not he had a choice about "transitioning," which in his case, means putting on women's clothes and claiming he is now a full fledged woman with a penis, lesbian class.
Now, let's consider this for a moment. This is a person who had no problem getting accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Now, the Naval Academy, like all of the service academies, adheres to what is referred to as the "Honor Concept."
Midshipmen are persons of integrity: We stand for that which is right.
We tell the truth and ensure that the full truth is known. We do not lie.
We embrace fairness in all actions. We ensure that work submitted as their own is their own, and that assistance received from any source is authorized and properly documented. We do not cheat.
We respect the property of others and ensure that others are able to benefit from the use of their own property. We do not steal.Now, it is that second line that is the problematic one here. If Mr. Tannehill is really a transsexual, then he would have known, by the time he entered the Naval Academy, that something was very wrong (to say the very least) and let's be blunt, since we can assume he entered the Academy around 1993 or so, it is unlikely he would not be aware of being a transsexual, which would have meant that he would have lied during his physical. He would have also have had to hide this fact throughout his time at the Academy. Actually, it is very likely that he did hide the fact that he was a closeted crossdresser at that time.
The simple bottom line is, if you are a transsexual, you might try to hide that fact from others, and even from yourself, but you are not going to be very successful. I was relatively late transitioning, and even later having surgery. I knew some was wrong very early on. I didn't know what it was, or what could be done. When I learned, I got bad information that delayed my transition for years. By the time I did transition, my life was pretty much messed up, and it took a few years to sort things out. And that involved, as much as possible, trying to be as stealth as possible. I wasn't interested, as Mr. Tannehill is, in rubbing people's noses in it, but instead, simply wanted to be what I should have been all along.
Did I have a choice? Yes, between continuing to suffer, or having a relatively normal life. Did Mr. Tannehill have a choice? Yes, between having a relatively normal life, or being a public spectacle. Funny how that works out....