(Fred Weinberg) – I swore I would not get involved in the transgender potty war, but that was before Barack Obama decided that the White House needed to weigh in with a wholly unconstitutional threat to remove Federal dollars from states which won’t allow a man wearing a dress to shower in a public high school’s woman’s locker room with 16-year-old girls.
Yes, just as Barack Obama has become the food stamp President, he has now attained the title of the potty President.
What a moron.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
That is the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
I defy you to read the Constitution in its entirety and see one mention of cross dressers, trannies of any variety or transgender children, much less any mention of bathrooms, locker rooms or shower facilities in public or private schools.
In fact, if you went to a public school with union teachers during the last 30 years, you may be unaware of the fact that there is no mention of education at all in the Constitution.
So, when, .3 percent of 330,000,000 people (the Williams Institute as quoted by the New York Times) who populate the United States tell us that not only do they have the “right” to use the bathroom, locker room or shower facility of their choice but there must be a “law” to insure that, good luck convincing the majority that their “right” is provided for by the Federal Government.
Now, in fairness, I don’t see what good laws like the one passed by the North Carolina legislature really do except make the majority feel better. They can only be enforced in the aftermath and the truth is that it is very difficult to enforce them at all.
I’m pretty sure transgender people have been using the bathrooms of their identity anonymously for years with no problems.
So what’s the big deal?
When .3 per cent of 330,000,000 decide it’s not enough to merely use the bathroom but that we have to like and accept it as well.
That’s the problem with the whole LGBT lobby.
They don’t just want to quietly do anything. They want to do it in front of everyone and if we don’t accept it, then we’re the bad guys.
So you get laws like the one in North Carolina by way of reaction and potty decrees from Barack Obama by way of reaction to the reaction.
First of all, Obama, who allegedly used to teach Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, should know that this is clearly a state issue. Granted, there is a cockamamie ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that the word “sex” in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to transgenders, but we’re guessing that such an interpretation won’t hold up.
Two words are necessary to our president on this in the interim. Shut Up!
Secondly, why does the LGBT lobby need to precipitate the confrontation? It helps them raise money. When states pass laws like those in North Carolina, it gives the Al Sharptons of the LGBT lobby an opening to feather their own nest. They (and Hillary) can use it to raise money.
In short, they get to use these laws to rile up their base, however, small it might be.
The social issues right makes a mistake whenever these solutions in search of a problem happen.
If we just ignored .3 percent of America’s population — the sincere ones and the fraudsters (Bruce Jenner) alike — then we’d have a lot more time to deal with real issues like, say, fighting ISIS or tax reform.
That said, if Barack’s potty patrol is going to try and blackmail the various states, maybe the end result will be a strengthening of the 10th Amendment which would be the best outcome. A secondary best outcome would be more homeschooling and private schools.
And if the potty patrol keeps it up, Donald Trump will probably carry those states in a landslide. Which means a new Supreme Court justice who will put an end to this nonsense.
Mr. Weinberg is publisher of the Penny Press. Get to know more about him by visiting www.PennyPressNV.com.