The insanity and depravity of our country seems to know no bounds these days. For example, on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging a Pennsylvania school district’s bathroom policy allowing students who identify as transgender to use bathrooms of their choice (www.supremecourt.gov).

According to a May 28 article in Politico, “The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom represented a group of students in the case, Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, alleging that the district’s policy violates student privacy. ADF has represented students and school districts in similar lawsuits across the country.

“The Supreme Court’s decision leaves standing the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals unanimous ruling last year that the Pennsylvania school district can continue allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The court later revised its ruling, toning down language that said federal law protects that right.”

The Pandora’s box opened by the Supreme Court in 2015 when they issued their opinion (not law, by the way) that states had to honor and perform homosexual marriage helped precipitate this kind of garbage. Specific blame lies at the feet of the then traitorous pervert-in-chief Obama, who went on to issue guidance in May of 2016 that schools were required to let students who identify as transgender use the bathroom and locker room of their chosen identity or lose federal funding under Title IX.

Soon after he was elected, President Trump rescinded those guidelines, arguing that states and public schools should have the authority to make their own decisions without federal interference.

Federal judges have largely ignored President Trump on the issue.

It’s a sad day in our country when even school bathroom policies devised by adults don’t recognize common sense, not to mention biology. Worse still is that a school district would craft a policy elevating a perverse mental condition to a legitimate right. That district is endorsing and promoting an insane and evil concept on children! 

I’m actually glad it didn’t make it to the Supreme Court since they might have agreed with the lower court, and since with few exceptions, we live in country of fools and cowards, every state and every school across the country would accept the Supreme Court’s opinion as law of the land - an idea that appalled our founders! 

Anybody else think that we could better honor our war dead on Memorial Day for their sacrifice for our freedoms if we refused to elevate false notions such as total judicial supremacy ­— an idea not found in the Constitution, The Declaration of Independence or the Federalist Papers ­— rather than cave and kid ourselves that we are not allowing the court to destroy our Constitution a little more every day? You know the one our military die upholding? 

But I digress.

You might ask what this has to do with Tennessee. While most districts might not be inclined to write a policy allowing it, that doesn’t mean they don’t accommodate it. In fact, they already have. 

In Stewart County a few years ago, the high school had a sophomore boy that dressed as a girl and wanted to use the girls’ restroom. To avoid that particular problem, they let him use the staff bathrooms. When I asked the Stewart County School Board why this was being allowed to go on and why they couldn’t have a dress code that prevented this insanity, I was told the state told them they would get sued and lose. So they folded! 

In May of 2016 in Sumner County, the school district was sued by the ACLU for not allowing transgenders to use the bathroom of their identity rather than their birth gender. Other cases have been raised in Cheatam County.

And what has our great state legislature done about this? Well, finally this year the House passed a bill that would, as I understood, defend a school district that enacted a policy stating that students would use the facility of their birth gender only. This was not a state law declaring that schools will require birth gender to determine what bathroom or locker room is used, but just one to defend a district that did make that their policy. It was taken off notice in the Senate at the end of session while Governor Lee was blathering on about how great the voucher bill is. 

The Chamber of Commerce opposes this type of legislation every bit as much as they oppose anything restricting the flow of cheap illegal labor! 

Most people will tell you how much they care about their kids and grandkids. Well, if they care, they better get involved and start demanding state action on getting and keeping this insanity out of our schools! Far too many children have already been sacrificed for the sake of political correctness and because far too few are willing to stand firm for what is right. 

Consider that transgenders and the whole LBQ-whatever-they-are-calling-themselves-this-week have among the highest addiction and suicide rates in the country, dramatically higher risks for a host of sexually transmitted diseases and numerous other physical and mental illnesses, plus AIDS to boot (www.cdc.gov), and it is beyond obvious that anyone who truly cares for children should be working to warn and prevent such destructive lifestyle choices! Our schools and government certainly shouldn’t be encouraging or giving in to such lunacy! 

Leftists do not really care about what is best for children. Leftists are all about taking and using power to force their own insane and depraved agendas on others, and they have proven that schools are ripe for the taking. What is modeled in the classroom today will be the norm tomorrow! 

Decent people start need to start caring at least as much about protecting our children as those on the left do about using and abusing them. Pay attention and stand firm for goodness and sanity. Do it for the children!

 

DAVE VANCE of Stewart County is a member of the local Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party. His email address is dvmaf23@aol.com.

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