The United States has long been known for its superior military strength. America's armed forces have been consistently trained for decades to ensure they are the most elite in the world.
Of course, the government spends an immense amount of time and money to accomplish this, and rightly so. The priority has always been trying to prevent wars from reaching American soil and protecting our allies around the world.
A Shift in Focus
Recently the United States has shifted its focus. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense has increasingly started teaching troops controversial topics such as critical race theory and other anti-American ideologies.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, critical race theory's main principle is that the United States has always been a racist country. This intrinsic racism stems from the Constitution and extends to property rights, color blindness, and equal protection.
The theory states that antiracism means "overthrowing" capitalist oppression. In the name of correcting past racial inequities, the theory calls further attention to people's differences leading to more division instead of bringing people together.
Senator Tom Cotton strongly opposes the use of this theory to indoctrinate the military. He even introduced a bill to forbid the use of the ideology or any other radical race-focused doctrines.
He believes that this ideology and others like it will cause irreparable harm to the nation's military forces and inhibit their ability to defend their country successfully.
“Our military’s strength depends on the unity of our troops and the knowledge that America is a noble nation worth fighting for. Critical Race Theory teaches that race is a person’s most important characteristic and that America is an evil, oppressive place. That idea may be fashionable in left-wing circles and college classrooms, but it has no place in our military. Not only will such racist ideas undermine our troops’ faith in each other, they’ll also erode their trust in our country’s guiding principles. The United States military shouldn’t be promoting such divisive, un-American ideas."Senator Tom Cotton
Undermining Military Strength
This begs the question, will deviations from the military's purpose cause us to lose traction as the world's superior military force? Other countries, like China, are not concerning themselves with sensitivity training for their military.
Instead, they are building up their forces, waiting for the moment they replace the United States as the dominant world power. Policies like this one are giving them the opening they have been long waiting for.
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