For most all of recorded human history, the issue of whether someone is a male or a female was not a subject of debate. The reason is it’s obvious. In fact, if you were to bring folks from an earlier era in our past forward to today, they would no doubt be astonished, stunned, or utterly perplexed by the debate in progress over gender issues.
We’re not talking about homosexuality here, which has been around since forever. Nor or we discussing the cases of someone wishing they had been born a different sex, or wishing to dress as though they were a different sex. Again, those phenomena are not new.
The issue at hand is that of a person publicly declaring what their sex is without regard to their DNA or obvious physical attributes. This declaration then informs elements within our society that they must treat these individuals according to their declaration. Carried to its logical end, the result will be sexual chaos.
So where do you think this insanity is being pushed most vigorously? That’s right. It’s California again. However, we must never underestimate the ability of California legislators to take things to an extreme we had not heretofore considered. To wit, they plan to throw people in jail for using the “wrong” gender pronouns. Not only is such legislation absurd to the point where one has to believe it’s some kind of sick joke, even though it isn’t, it would throw the First Amendment out the window.
“A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who ‘willfully and repeatedly’ refuse ‘to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns’ in a public health, retirement or housing institution.
“The bill, SB 219, was proposed by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). It includes several other provisions that require a health facility, for example, to honor the gender identity of a patient, meaning that the patient must be admitted to a room that comports with his or her chosen gender; allowed to use whatever bathroom he or she wants to use; and wear whatever clothing or cosmetics he or she decides to wear. It has gone through several amendments.
Both males and females will share restroom and shower facilities as mandated by law. One can only be glad one is not a middle school or high school gym teacher. In fact, before being required to function in such an environment, one would resign.
To be blunt, this country is going nuts. Completely off the deep end.
People have the freedom to do all the unusual and even bizarre things they wish provided they do not encroach on others’ rights and freedoms. To tell a bunch of girls they have to tolerate some students who have obvious male physical characteristics in the school gym shower with them because those apparent boys have declared themselves to be girls is a violation of those girls’ privacy and an encroachment on their rights. In other words, such a requirement cannot be justified or permitted.
“CBN News notes: ‘Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.'”
These people are seriously considering passing such legislation. And if it passes, we should expect Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown to sign it.
So, if we’ve got this straight, a woman who declares herself to be a man, by that declaration alone, can enter facilities intended for men only. And not only that, if someone asks this person if “she” realizes “she” is in the men’s locker room, that person has just committed a criminal offense.
Obviously, the First Amendment is trampled under foot by such legislation. Noticing someone who is obviously a woman and calling “her” a “she” is protected speech. That such has to be stated only shows the depths to which some segments of our society have sunk. Or, how completely unhinged they’ve become.
But what’s feeding this? Simple. The California legislators supporting this stupid legislation are throwing a temper tantrum over something President Trump did.
“California Democrats have also taken up the transgender cause as part of their ‘resistance’ to President Donald Trump. In February, when the Trump administration reversed an Obama administration directive on transgender bathrooms in public schools, thus allowing states and local communities to set their own policies again, California protested vigorously in favor of the idea that the federal government should impose a uniform standard everywhere as a matter of civil rights.”
So what we have here are a bunch of left-wing extremists who are furious at the president. To get back at him, they plan to stomp their feet, attack freedom of speech (something that used to be dear to the left), and pass unconstitutional and wacky legislation.
That’ll teach those mean conservatives who voted in President Trump a lesson, won’t it?