Obama’s Tyrannical Transgender Assault on our Public Schools

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Pursuing a path to perdition in the service of the radical homosexual agenda and on a civil rights pretext, President Obama would have us believe that all Americans, men and women alike, do not have the same rights under the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act, Title VII and Title IX. His May 13th “guidance letter” to the States, regarding transgender people’s use of the bathroom, violates the rights of women and girls, who do not want to be forced to use the restrooms alongside sexually deviant, confused and delusional men wanting to be women. He is conferring rights that do not exist upon the transgendered, granting privilege above all and superseding the rights of Americans, who object to this sexually aberrant behavior being granted “entitlement” status as a matter of one’s sense of common decency and religious conscience.

Lawsuits and counter-lawsuits are now flying, since the Department of Justice civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Obama administration have sued North Carolina for enacting HB2, which they describe as “facially discriminating against transgender employees.” On May 4th, fifty-one families [Students and Parents for Privacy] filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education, the Justice Dept., AG Lynch and School District 211 in Illinois, in order to stop school officials from “forcing 14 to 17 year old girls to use locker rooms and restrooms with biological males.” And on May 25th, Tennessee joined ten other states in a Texas led suit that defends North Carolina and the States’ Rights to set restroom guidelines without federal interference; at the very least, they want such matters decided by Congress, as the Founders intended, rather than by a despot’s decree aimed at “fundamentally transforming” American culture.

AG Lynch compared North Carolina’s HB2 to policies of racial segregation and efforts to deny homosexual couples the “right” to marry in typical illogical and incoherent fashion. She was wrong on multiple levels.

Separate bathrooms for men and women are moral and rational, but separate bathrooms for races are not, because one race’s nature is not inherently different from another race’s nature. The same is not true of males and females, who are inherently different from one another, and laws that recognize only sexually complementary unions as marriages are based on the true belief that men and women are different by nature, a truth that even homosexuals recognize.

Even though the guidance letter doesn’t change existing law, it does coerce and threaten to withhold federal funds from all States refusing to comply. Education Secretary John King also explained that once a student’s parents notify a school district that the student identifies differently from their birth records, they must be given equal access, even if it makes others uncomfortable.

Rodney Cavness, Port Neches-Grove Superintendent of Schools in Texas, said (FoxNews), “When I get that letter, I’ll throw it away.”

Title IX reads in part: “… to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex … A recipient [of federal funds] may provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex, but such facilties for … one sex shall be comparable to such facilities provided for … the other sex.”

Focusing on the Far Left’s delusional thinking, Laurie Higgins noted on May 7th, that the lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Thomas Moore Society, against School District 211 in Illinois, was sparked by a boy’s demand for unrestricted access to change clothes and go to the restroom with only girls, denying actual girls the right to change clothes and go to the restroom with only girls. Higgins countered ACLU spokesman Ed Yohnka’s angry words “that they don’t even fundamentally acknowledge our client is a girl,” with a comic and fiery retort of her own: “I regret being so graphic, but Yohnka’s idiotic statement makes it necessary, Girls don’t have penises.”

At high noon on May 13th, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange stated: “School bathroom use is an issue that should be decided by parents, teachers and principals — not federal bureaucrats. The DOJ guidance document is also wrong on the law. Title IX allows schools to have separate facilities for separate sexes. The law says ‘sex’, not ‘gender identity’.”

Never failing to support Leftist lunacy, the New York Times quoted the one lone girl they could find, 14 year old Valerie Martinez from Los Angeles, who said, “I’m totally fine with it — it’s who they are.”

Certainly there are hundreds of thousands, even millions, of students who are not comfortable sharing restrooms and locker rooms with an opposite-sex transgender student. If “gender-dysphoric” students have the “right” to use the restroom with only those whose gender identitry they share, then certainly “non-gender-dysphoric” students have the right to privacy and must be allowed to use the restrooms with only those whose sex they share.

In Marion County, Florida, the schools are embroiled in a similar civil rights complaint by the ACLU, but one board member, Nancy Stacy, who believes sex is determined by anatomy and chromosomes, put the matter in proper perspective, when she stated: “It’s easy. Every student that comes to school says ‘I’m Cinderella’ — should we give them a carriage to ride around in?”

Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick angrily stated on May 13th: “Parents are not going to send their 14 year old daughters into the shower or bathroom with 14 year old boys. It’s not going to happen … ” [and he has since stated] … “We will not be blackmailed by the president’s 30 pieces of silver.” He also says that Texas is prepared to forfeit billions of dollars rather than let Obama dictate bathroom policy for their five million students. Hopefully, a majority of the States will follow Dan Patrick’s lead.

Americans must not allow Obama, the ACLU and sexual deviants to dictate conscience on this matter, denying our unalienable rights and undermining those principles which are the bedrock of freedom and individual rights. We must stop the Dept. of Education from creating an intimidating and hostile environment for our children, and we must protect our children from Obama’s unlawful interpretation of Title IX that shreds their dignity and robs them of their privacy and innocence. Ultimately, we must reject the Far Left LGBT/ homoerotic and ACLU vision of a social destiny where every form of sexually aberrant behavior is defined as a personal entitlement.

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Justin O Smith

Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Dept – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home and he spends as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Loves God, Family and Our Majestic and Wonderful America, and he is a Son of Liberty.

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