“President Obama, in the dark of the night, without consulting Congress, without consulting educators, without consulting parents, decides to issue an executive order … forcing transgender policies on schools and on parents who clearly don’t want it,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told NBC5 about the Obama Administration’s order to public schools to adopt transgender bathroom policies under threat of lawsuit and loss of funding.
Patrick elaborated at a press conference, saying, “He says he’s going to withhold funding if schools do not follow the policy. Well in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver. We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States.”
Patrick’s reaction to the Obama Administration’s order, which has no legal authorization behind it, was typical of the backlash from conservatives on Friday.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was also angered by the order.
“Once again,” he said, “the Obama administration is going beyond the limits of their constitutional authority to rewrite laws legally adopted by Congress. Under the guise of ‘protecting students from discrimination,’ these federal agencies are using the bully pulpit to strip parents and local school districts of the right to provide a safe learning environment for their children.”
He called on Republicans in Congress to stand up to Obama and put a stop to his illegal orders — a high expectation for a Congress that has hardly shown any inclination ever to challenge any of Obama’s other outrageous actions.
“Bottom line, the president’s decree should be resisted with every legal and moral instrument we have available to us in this country,” Perkins said. “If the American people do not speak up now on an issue like this, there’s no limit to what President Obama’s administration, or future liberal presidents, will be emboldened to do.”
Several people speculated publicly about Obama’s mental state that he should be concentrating on transgender “rights” when there are so many more serious issues that need addressing.
“It tells you a lot about a man and his priorities,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted, “when he spends more time pushing transgender bathrooms than he does on improving high school graduation rates or decreasing Black on Black violence.”
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh latched on to the issue and delivered a long monologue about Obama’s weird “transgender obsession.”
“Remember when a lot of people took their kids out of schools to start teaching them at home,” Limbaugh said, “and remember how they were called a bunch of fruitcakes and extremists and paranoids and all kinds of names? How do they look to you now? They look somewhat prescient, do they not?
“I mean, you look at what’s going on in the American public school system. But what is it with this transgender push? I know that most of the story is that the gay movement has realized its agenda, so they’ve gotta, they’ve gotta transfer that energy somewhere, and transgenders is the next.”
The Administration’s transgender fixation doesn’t stop at schools, either.
The Navy Times reported on Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent comments that the Pentagon is moving toward integrating transgenders into the military branches.
“The question of principle we’ve sort of settled — what matters is people’s ability to contribute to our military,” Carter told a group of Air Force cadets. “The only barriers we should ever erect to that principle are ones in which there are practical issues that we can’t work through.”
Opponents of the transgender agenda — which is really just giving men access to girls’ and women’s bathrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms — say that Obama’s order irresponsibly puts children, particularly girls, at risk of sexual abuse and rape, as has been demonstrated now by numerous cases.
Just on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported that a man is under arrest on suspicion of following an 8-year-old girl into a public restroom, choking her into unconsciousness and taking her into a locked stall. Fortunately, the girl’s mother and several strangers were able to rescue the girl, who is hospitalized, and hold the suspect, who is also hospitalized, until police could arrive.
To call the Obama Administration’s order to schools irresponsible and unconstitutional is to understate the problem with the situation.
Truly, it is depraved and indicative of a sick mindset on the part of the public officials involved, particularly the president.
Under cover of “civil rights,” the president and his cronies have taken a turn down a perverted path. This order represents Obama calling for mass child abuse. If you do nothing to oppose it, you may as well be throwing your children into the sacrificial fires of Moloch.
Perkins is right. This order must be resisted.