As usual, the Left has carried the position of reasonable aid to hard ideological absurdity. They always take an issue to its far most radical conclusion.
Most Americans, when they consider the transgender issue, are thinking of ways to help those who are in sexual transition or who have changed sexes. So the majority of fair-minded adults think of fair solutions that do not impinge on the rights, traditions and morality of either side. The Left, when it gets ahold of an issue thinks only of the radical transformation of society they wish to make to help one class or group without any consideration for the rest of the people.
So the silent majority thinks of perhaps a separate bathroom for transgenders or that they use, when available, the third family bathrooms.
Many would say that if a male, for instance, dresses like a female, puts on makeup as a female does, is taking hormone treatments that for one thing enlarge breasts, that makes it extremely difficult to distinguish that person from a female – that he should be allowed to use the women’s bathroom.
But these solutions are discriminatory, says the Left. You are singling out the transgender person rather than blending him or her into the total population. That’s sexual misconduct, says the Left.
Here is where the problem comes in. As we have said the Left carries everything too far. So they want any male, who looks and dresses like a male, to be able to use the women’s bathroom and vice versa. This has gone beyond HELPING TRANSGENDERS to ERASING SEXUAL DIFFERENCES. They want there to be no recognized distinction between males and females. Here is equality carried to its fullest extreme. In fact, the principal of a Fort Worth Texas school has prohibited the words “boys” and “girls” to be used in his school.
So a male wakes up one morning and says today I am going to be a female. Tomorrow I will be a male again. Letting male adult perverts, sexual molesters, and voyeurs into a women’s bathroom where they can interact with young female children is the wrong course of action here and is actually, while perpetrating to be granting someone their civil rights, taking away the rights of others – the right of privacy. And if you think that this is a far-fetched unlikely occurrence, we will ask if you have ever heard of Pedophile Priests in the Catholic Church?
“The U. S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy. The Bill of Rights, however, reflects the concern of James Madison and other framers for protecting specific aspects of privacy, such as the privacy of beliefs (1st Amendment), privacy of the home against demands that it be used to house soldiers (3rd Amendment), privacy of the person and possessions as against unreasonable searches (4th Amendment), and the 5th Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination, which provides protection for the privacy of personal information. In addition, the Ninth Amendment states that the “enumeration of certain rights” in the Bill of Rights “shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people.” The meaning of the Ninth Amendment is elusive, but some persons (including Justice Goldberg in his Griswold concurrence) have interpreted the Ninth Amendment as justification for broadly reading the Bill of Rights to protect privacy in ways not specifically provided in the first eight amendments.”
Of course, if you think about the problem there is a practical solution, even for Target. You tear down the bathrooms with multiple stalls and multiple urinals with multiple sinks and build a series of one room bathrooms. One toilet, one sink in one room with a door. Only one person at a time can enter. If you are a school or business or office building or whatever you build a whole bunch of them. You call them unisex bathrooms and whoever wants to can use them – no questions asked.
So now women and their fear, in the words of Charlotte Observer, of the male genitalia and being advised, just get over it. Has anybody ever told African-Americans, “Hey, you know what? Slavery? Get over it.” Anybody ever said that? I don’t believe so. I don’t… Has anybody said to African-Americans, “Just get over it?” Did anybody tell… Now, did somebody tell white Southerners at some point back in the 1800s after Civil War, “Just get over it?” Yes, they did.
In this case, women who use the women’s room are being told to get over it if a guy walks in. “Yeah, it can be discomforting. Yeah, but so have a lot of other tough things that we’ve had to overcome in America in the past.” Do you ever ask yourself, folks, why…? See, we always get put on the defensive, and I refuse to go there. I’m not gonna be on the defensive. Do you ask why in the world 99.9% of the population should have to transform, reform, my friend, moderate to one-tenth of 1% of the population?
Do you ever ask yourself why in the world and who in the world decided to pick up an issue that affects one-tenth of 1% of the population and make it a cause celebre and make it a dominating cultural issue and make it an issue that they use to illustrate how, in their minds, America sucks, America discriminates, America’s unfair, America is prejudice, America is biased? Because one-tenth of 1% of the population of men or women who think they’re the other want to use a bathroom of their choice one day?
You ever ask why we have to stop everything we’re doing and turn this into the equivalent of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? I ask it that way to illustrate that this is about much more than transgenders and bathrooms and all of that. And the fact that the everyday Drive-By Media left and related organizations has gotten behind this every bit as fervently as they did gay marriage should tell you that it’s about much, much more than what the issue is supposedly about.
Apparently the Charlotte Observer knew and colluded that the person pushing this whole idea of letting transgender people pick their bathrooms is a convicted child molester who spent two years in prison. He molested young boys while he had a youth pastor type position in a church. And he’s the guy pushing this. And the Charlotte Observer apparently knew and never mentioned it until a bunch of bloggers forced them to, to admit that they knew that’s who was pushing this.
So these catcalls: “You are just racist, bigoted. All of these fears of imaginary things, things that are not happening, you’re standing in the way of equal rights.” Well, no, they are happening, is the point. We know that there are pedophiles out there. They’re all over the place. We know that there are child molesters all over the place. Parents worry themselves sick over it. But somehow we are to be assured, “Oh, no, that won’t happen in the bathroom. What makes you think that?”