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10 Things for The GOP House Majority To Do: #4 Prohibit ‘Woke-ism’ In The Military

We join our friend Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), in her recent challenge to the new House Republican majority to confront and end "woke-ism" in the military.

“National security depends on the All-Volunteer Force. Congress, which has the constitutional responsibility for oversight, must not allow Defense Department leaders to continue and extend woke policies that are alienating the military’s core constituency: traditional, patriotic families,” said Ms. Donnelly in a recent email to us announcing CMR’s latest report on “woke-sim” in the military.

“The armed forces’ Recruiting Crisis of 2022 will continue and worsen in 2023 unless Congress acts to restore sound priorities that are being weakened by woke ideology,” Donnelly charged.

The Center for Military Readiness calls on the new 118th Congress to oppose, change, or repeal “woke” policies in the military that are weakening morale and readiness, and to support sound priorities that would make our military stronger.

“Woke policies impose progressive ideologies and take them to extremes with enforced compliance, even if they hurt the institution,” concluded Ms. Donnelly.

We urge conservatives and CHQ readers to join the Center for Military Readiness in challenging the new Congress to end “woke-ism” in the military by addressing ten issues, linked here. In summary, Congress should…


  • Pentagon Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) metrics and percentage-based quotas

  • Divisive critical race theory (CRT) instructions in military schools and academies

  • Anti-extremist programs skewed by leftist ideology

  • Registration of Women with Selective Service for a possible future draft

  • Attempts to re-define Selective Service with steps toward National Service

  • Sex-normed (different) training standards for men and women in (infantry) combat

  • Unreasonable COVID vaccine mandates that exclude or discharge willing personnel

  • Relaxed eligibility rules for persons with a history of disqualifying behavioral problems

  • Sexualized military base entertainment that alienates families and disrespects women

Re-Evaluate and Revise to Promote Readiness:

  • Consequences of imposing “gender diversity” on direct ground combat (infantry) units

  • The consequences of “sex-neutral” (identical) standards” that cause disproportionate injuries, higher attrition rates, and non-deployability among women

  • Impact of transgender policies that accommodate gender dysphoria in the military, including violations of personal privacy in female-only living facilities and athletics

  • Impact of gender dysphoria policies on medical ethics and rights of religious liberty


  • Reality-based health care programs that protect children from woke activists who promote transgender treatments and sometimes surgeries without parental involvement

  • Non-discrimination and recognition of merit in enlistment and promotion polices

  • Command accountability for due process and justice in matters of sexual assault

  • Military parents’ rights to seek information about the curriculum, teaching practices, and books used in Department of Defense Education (DoDEA) schools

  • Peace Through Strength and American military superiority

If there are conflicts between woke social causes or career interests and the needs of the military, the needs of the military must come first. We urge pro-defense lawmakers to aggressively defend sound policies that strengthen our military, not weaken it.

The Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121 we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-41) Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee tell them conservatives expect the new Congress to defund “woke-ism” and the Leftwing social engineering projects that hobble our military readiness and retention.

  • Republican House leadership elections

  • Kevin McCarthy

  • Freedom Caucus

  • Biden family investigations

  • Republican Main Street Caucus

  • earmarks

  • Washington DC Uniparty

  • Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

  • immigration enforcement

  • domestic spying and censorship program

  • Disinformation Governance Board

  • Rumor Control Program

  • influence peddling

  • Hunter Biden

  • Jim Biden

  • woke military

  • woke ideology

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Counting on the GOP to do anything is a lost cause. They blew the last three election cycles, deserted President Trump, put Biden in the White House, and gave the Senate to the Democrats. So now they are going to get on the ball . . . ?


So far, the military leadership has failed to recognize that the #1 impediment to recruiting is woke-ism. They blame COVID, physically inadequate potential recruits, low unemployment, and a dozen other conditions, but they never mention woke-ism. Congress needs to take a hard look at the top brass who are promoting this junk and find a way to weed them out.

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Woke-ism is ruining everything, not just the military. We're in deep you-know-what.

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