I really shouldn’t have to be writing this. I know others have written on it, from numerous angles and from varying degrees of outrage, but it seems the current climate of our electorate (and society, in general) requires reminding of some of life’s hard truths. Most specifically, biology and nature do not care about your feelings.
Sometimes, it seems like North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and myself are the only rational people left.
To wit, the so-called “bathroom bill” that Governor McCrory has to keep defending should require no defense. I’d say common sense should be all the defense it needs, but were common sense all that common, there’d have been no need for the bill, to begin with.
Governor McCrory appeared on the Fox News channel in a segment with Megyn Kelly earlier this week. To say Kelly was pressing him hard over the bill would be an understatement.
To his credit, Governor McCrory wavered not, and held firm to what he has maintained throughout the storm of protests and threats of artists that nobody cares about not subjecting North Carolina to their smug ass-hattery.
“I do not want government to be able to tell private businesses what their bathroom policy should be. I have no desire to be the bathroom police for private business, so one of the great misinterpretations from the New York Times and the Huffington Post and others is that we passed a bathroom law on private businesses.”
This is in answer to the misinformation being spread by those delicate snowflakes that occupy the professional grievance industry. Oddly, nobody was protesting before. Bruce Springsteen still booked a concert in North Carolina when bathrooms were gender-specific. He still plays in states where bathrooms are gender-specific, as a matter of fact. PayPal, for all their outrage, made plans to expand in North Carolina while public bathrooms were gender-specific. Heck! PayPal does business in nations where not only are the bathrooms gender-specific, but homosexuality is illegal, with penalties up to and including death!
The “bathroom bill” does little more than keep things the way they were when these social justice warriors first made their plans and inked their deals with the state. It was the Charlotte city ordinance that made the bill necessary, because as it was worded, anyone with ill intent could have walked into the bathroom or shower room of the opposite sex and taken advantage of the access to whoever was in the bathroom with them, be it man, woman, or child. This extended to restaurants, rest stops, and even school locker rooms.
Getting back to that biology thing and pubescent hormones: Parents with daughters should ask themselves if they trust having an ordinance in place that allows such things to go on at the schools where their daughters attend. Do you trust teenage boys that much?
It’s not like it hasn’t been tried.
As Kelly pushed the governor on the “why” of the bathroom bill, McCrory further stated:
“It was an expectation of privacy that individuals have, especially our youth have when they go into a locker room, a shower, or a restroom, they expect only people of their gender to be there in that shower or locker room or restroom. It’s tradition we’ve had for many years.”
This law was not written to be “anti-transgender.” It was written because of the need of Charlotte city liberals to feel self-righteous by denying safety and comfort to anyone not in some fringe, special interest group.
I’m all about sticking up for the little guy, but this isn’t a case of Sparta’s noble 300 rushing against the vaunted forces of Persia.
This is the case of a very small and vocal group of professional agitators who are willing to risk horrific trauma on women and children, in order to be seen as politically correct.
Did I just call transgendered people molesters? No, but I did call them selfish. I did call them so self-absorbed and narcissistic that they would force their will and their lifestyle choices on the whole of society, even if it means people with more malevolent intentions are able to use ordinances passed for them, in order to gain access to potential victims.
That is the purpose of North Carolina’s bathroom bill. Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly were right to push forward with it.
If even one woman or child is protected because of this new law, it’s worth the hurt feelings of every LGBT person in the entire nation.
Hooray for Governor McCrory and those handful of leaders who are willing to stand firm for tradition and common sense.