December 20, 2017
President Trump Needs to Hear from You!
Two federal judges have blocked President Trump’s provision banning transgenders in the military. The most recent decision, handed down by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a Clinton appointee, prevented a stay on the January 1, 2018 implementation of the Obama plan to allow open transgenders to enlist in the military. One troubling aspect, and there are many, is the judge elevated the case to an ‘equal opportunity’ level rather than a ‘reasonableness’ level as such cases have always been in the past. Let’s face it, the military is NOT an equal opportunity employer! But, unless there is a change, beginning the first day of the new year open transgenders will be permitted to enlist!
The DOJ has appealed the decision noting, “The government seeks a stay pending appeal of the portion of the injunction concerning accessions.” They argued that implementing “a significant change” to military standards for the composition of the armed forces even before a court decides the merits of the case would “place extraordinary burdens on our armed forces and may harm military readiness.”
As we’ve heard there are Obama holdovers in many government departments who continue implementing the former administration’s agenda and ignoring the sitting President’s! One of those is Anthony Kurta, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy under former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Kurta is the one who orchestrated the DOD “celebration of Pride Month” back in June, against President Trump’s clear directive that his administration would not observe it. Instead of replacing Kurta over this and other incidences, Defense Secretary Mattis approved his nomination for a promotion and allowed him to chair a “panel of experts” that will soon make recommendations for the Trump Administration policies regarding transgenders in the military! Kurta was responsible for implementation of some of the most harmful social engineering directives in military history under the previous administration and General Mattis is recommending his promotion! This is outrageous!! Is the Department of Defense working against the President and throwing up roadblocks in his desire to block transgenders from enlisting?
No hearings in either the House or Senate Armed Services Committees have been held and yet this social engineering experiment is poised to begin on January 1, 2018! Senate Armed Services Committee chair, John McCain has even expressed approval of transgenders in the military!
President Trump may not know Anthony Kurta’s background or that it appears General Mattis is working to undermine the administration’s desire to ban transgenders in the military. Contact President Trump and urge him to speak with General Mattis and replace Kurta as the chairman of the “panel of experts” as nothing good will come from it with him as the chair.
You can use the White House contact form here or you can call the comment line at 202-456-1111.
Click here to listen to my interview with Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, as we discuss this issue in depth.