‘Constitutional Crisis’: Deep State Versus Trump Over Transgenders In Military

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Breitbart: The left and media are presenting a decision by elements of the Trump administration to not pursue an immediate stay in court as a win by LGBTQ forces seeking to force President Donald Trump, America’s Commander-in-Chief, to accept transgender recruits into the U.S. military.

But it might not be as big a win as they would have hoped for, as conservative forces rally behind the president with a variety of plans to crush the short-term leftist victory—though it does remain to be seen if the administration’s various departments responsible, primarily Justice and Defense, will follow through on efforts to get Trump another win.

As of Jan. 2, thanks to lower court rulings blocking implementation of President Trump’s directive to the Department of Defense, transgender individuals can legally enlist in the U.S. military. That is in direct contravention of an order the Commander-in-Chief handed down to Defense Secretary James Mattis back in August, one that has been challenged in court and blocked by a district judge by a preliminary injunction while the case is ongoing. On appeal, two U.S. courts of appeals—the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit—upheld two lower courts’ preliminary injunctions, blocking Trump’s transgender ban on military enlistment.

Perhaps most importantly, it sets up a potential constitutional crisis, George Rasley of Richard Viguerie’s Conservative HQ told Breitbart News. more …

Opinion: This has been a head scratcher. Why did a president with tremendous power roll over and play dead on an issue he personally ruled on?

Answer, he didn’t:

The New American Jan. 1, 2018: “Under military guidelines, a transgender individual seeking to join the military will be required to provide certification from a medical provider that he has not exhibited any “clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning” for at least 18 months.

Additionally, the medical provider must certify that the transgender applicant “has completed all medical treatment associated with the applicant’s gender transition, the applicant has been stable in the preferred gender for 18 months, and if presently receiving cross-sex hormone therapy post-gender transition, the individual has been stable on such hormones for 18 months.”

Recruits who have gone through “sex reassignment” or “genital reconstruction” procedures must also certify that “a period of 18 months has elapsed since the date of the most recent surgery, no functional limitations or complications persist, and no additional surgeries are required.”

Transgenders have been flooding into the military since Nov 14, 2017 when the Pentagon confirmed (here) that it will pay for a soldier’s gender reassignment surgery for the first time, according to multiple reports.

That was Barack Obama’s plan to weaken and degrade and bankrupt the United States military. When judges can run the country, we are finished.