Federal judge stops Pentagon troop ban

October 31, 2017

This may be a reference that young people won’t get, but federal judges are starting to sound like a broken record. Liberals who can’t impose their agenda though the ballot box have taken to trying to block President Trump by filing lawsuits in states with friendly, activist liberal judges. First, it was to block his temporary ban on foreigners from six nations with serious terrorism activities and no reliable vetting. Now, they’ve found a judge in Washington, DC, who’s blocked Trump’s order overturning Obama’s order to allow openly transgender people in the US military.

She did uphold Trump’s ban on letting such recruits have gender reassignment surgery at taxpayer expense, but she blocked the rest, ruling that the transgender plaintiffs would be likely to win their lawsuit by proving that they would be injured by Trump’s directive.


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As with the travel ban lawsuits, this will likely end up in the Supreme Court, where plaintiffs will have to explain why it was constitutional for Obama to change the longtime policy but not for Trump to change it right back. They might also be grilled on why the military is allowed to disallow recruits for any number of mental or physical reasons, but not this one, even though it had been longstanding policy up until Obama unilaterally decided to change it. Apparently, Constitutional executive powers are granted only to Presidents liberal judges personally voted for.

I have to hope that once all these cases land in the SCOTUS’ lap, they will issue clear, forceful rulings with no room for interpretation by lower court judges, who seem to believe their gavels are magic wands that give them extra-Constitutional powers over areas such as national security that are specifically reserved to the President. At the rate we’re going, if North Korea ever does fire a missile at us, I expect some federal judge to issue a restraining order against Trump shooting it down until they decide whether he’s allowed to keep it from entering the country.

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  • Linda Dempsey

    11/01/2017 10:56 AM

    I agree with your broken record analogy, Mr. Huckabee. There are way too many people, especially these judges, who are too "full of themselves." The disrespect that is shown for our president appalls me. I am amazed and proud that President Trump isn't letting all the negativity get to him and dishes it right back at them. He WILL find a way to get done what he promised to do for the American people, one way or the other!

  • Carole Hein

    11/01/2017 10:54 AM

    WHY is no one referring to the criteria to enlist???? It's not about if they can do the job. The point is, they have a lifelong condition requiring medication (hormones) even without the surgery. Diabetics cannot serve for this same reason, and they're not calling that discrimination. There are tons of conditions that prohibit one from enlisting.... to name a few:
    One kidney, one arm or one leg; Prosthetic replacement of joints.
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  • Michael Quigley

    11/01/2017 09:30 AM

    DAILY, sometimes several times in a single day, we are faced with the insanity of the Left. We say, "how much more insane can they get?" They take that as a challenge. --------------- I need a drink.

  • J. Mark Hargett

    11/01/2017 08:21 AM

    Pardon my ignorance ,but how can any judge other than the U.S. Atty. General or the Supreme Court over rule the President?

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