President Donald Trump, as commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces, issued orders last year to strengthen the readiness of the U.S. military. President Trump's order instructed the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to strengthen America's military readiness by ending an Obama-era, transgender policy.
This policy allowed those who identify as transgender to serve in the military, and provided taxpayer funded sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy for members of the military.
This policy has negatively impacted military readiness, and taxpayer funds necessary to implement this social experiment could be better spent equipping the military. Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, said Obama's transgender policy would "detract from readiness, deployability and morale."
The president's orders have been derailed by liberal judges, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the President's chief legal official, has yet to seek a stay from the Supreme Court to halt lower court decisions against the transgender ban.
Sign the petition urging:
- President Trump and AG Sessions to seek from the Supreme Court a stay of the lower court rulings on the president's transgender ban, or if the Court fails to issue a stay, then urge
- President Trump to issue a new directive to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security banning transgender individuals serving in the military.
What we are now facing is a constitutional crisis where a judge can determine who can be a member of the U.S. armed forces. If these rogue judges remain unchecked by the Executive Branch and the U.S. Supreme Court, then they can practically determine any military rule from the bench. For example, could this lead to a federal judge issuing an injunction to stop troops from going to war to protect American citizens? America’s three branches of government have checks and balances, and the scales of justice have been tipped by these judges.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has the constitutional authority to intervene on such matters on behalf of President Trump and to call on the Supreme Court to issue a "stay" or to halt the lower court's decision. Yet, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the DOJ have not done so.
I urge you to sign the petition to President Trump and AG Sessions. We will be delivering this petition to the White House. Make sure your name is on the list. Now is not the time to remain silent. As Edmund Burke has said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."