Civil liberties watchdog cheers Trump’s Military Transgender Order

The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama-based legal foundation dedicated to the defense of the United States Constitution and traditional Judeo-Christian values, applauded President Trump’s announcement today that he is reinstating the ban on transgendered persons serving in the armed forces. 

In 2016 President Obama announced that he was lifting the ban and allowing transgendered persons to serve in the military.  But President Trump, after consulting with top military officials, determined that the admission of transgendered person could hurt military readiness and could tax an already-strained military budget.

Kayla Moore is the current president of the Foundation for Moral Law.
Kayla Moore is the current president of the Foundation for Moral Law.

Foundation President Kayla Moore echoed President Trump’s statement, saying, “The role of the military is to win the nation’s wars and defend our freedom, not engage in risky social experimentation.”

According to former U.S. Marine and New York police detective Sid Franes, the transgender issue is being used to purchase sex-change operations. “This is a cynical move on the part of progressives to ‘buy’ the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender votes while at the same time they are hoping to degrade the morale and effectiveness of the U.S. military,” Franes noted.

Moore added: “The Foundation has taken the lead in urging the Trump Administration to reinstate the transgender ban.  Earlier this year we filed two amicus briefs on behalf of the Gloucester VA School Board in the case involving high school transgender bathrooms, and in May we wrote to Secretary of Defense Mattis urging the Department of Defense not to take this drastic step.  We initiated a campaign urging our supporters to send postcards to Secretary Mattis opposing this move.  We thank God that the Trump Administration has listened to our concerns and acted positively.”

Foundation Senior Counsel John Eidsmoe said, “The Foundation recognizes that the Constitution delegates to Congress and the President the duty to raise and support armies and maintain and equip navies, and this implies a duty to make sure the military is a fit fighting force.  Our Founder Judge Moore is a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran, and I am a retired U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.  The military is dear to our hearts, and we are grateful that President Trump has ended what could have been a disastrous social experiment.”

The Foundation extended its First Amendment legal actions by arguing Second Amendment cases to the U.S. Supreme Court such as the handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois. The Foundation in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill. (2009) claims the bans violate the God-given, inalienable right of self-defense and the right of the people to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is a “privilege or immunity” for all U.S. citizens protected under the 14th Amendment and any state or local law that bans handguns for law-abiding citizens violates a historic and fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution, according to the Foundation’s legal argument.

The Foundation for Moral Law was established December 2002, with Pastor Phillip Ellen as President, Mr. Randy Stafford as Vice-President and Dr. Mel C. Glenn Sr., as Executive Director. Dr. Rich Hobson was chosen by the board to be president of the Foundation in November 2003, with Pastor Phillip Ellen assuming the office of vice-president of the Foundation.

Later, Judge Roy Moore served as President and Dr. Rich Hobson was the Executive Director. In January 2013, due to Judge Moore taking office as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, it was announced that his wife, Kayla Moore, was named President of the Foundation . It was announced that Judge Moore would take the title of President Emeritus of the Foundation for Moral Law.

Edited by Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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