The White House has come out against a provision in the annual defense spending bill that would require the military to base promotion decisions on who is the best candidate for the job, regardless of their race.
The Democrats are hurling us back to a discriminatory, race based society. We defeated them in the civil war – how were they allowed to triumph? And didn’t the Supreme Court just rule that racist policies are unconstitutional?
By Eric Lendrum, AM Greatness, July 12, 2023
The Biden Administration has publicly voiced its opposition to a measure in the annual defense spending bill that would mandate promotions based on merit and forbid promotions based on race.
As the New York Post reports, the provision in question is one of eight measures in the overall proposal that was officially opposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as it would essentially undo many of the pro-DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) initiatives that the Biden Administration has been pushing for since first taking power.
“A candidate shall be evaluated on the bases of qualifications, performance, integrity, fitness, training and conduct,” the proposed rule reads. “No determination may be based on favoritism or nepotism; and no quota may be used.”
“The administration strongly opposes the House’s sweeping attempts to eliminate the [Defense Department’s] longstanding DEIA efforts and related initiatives to promote a cohesive and inclusive force,” OMB wrote in its response. “DoD’s strategic advantage in a complex global security environment is the diverse and dynamic talent pool from which we draw.”
Other proposals by House Republicans that drew the White House’s ire include a ban on funding for the teaching of critical race theory (CRT), a ban on performing drag shows in the military, and outright eliminating the newly-created position of DEI Chief at the Pentagon. Another measure would forbid Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin from “appointing or employing a military or civilian employee whose duties include diversity, equity, and inclusion” to any high-ranking position.
Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), the member who wrote two of the provisions in question, including the merit proposal, said that he “considers the White House’s opposition to my amendments a badge of honor.”
“Wokeness is a cancer that will destroy our military from the inside out if we don’t stop it,” said Banks, who is currently running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Indiana next year
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