Next to North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory, I’m nominating his Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest for the “Testicular Fortitude in Government Award.”
The Testicular Fortitude Award will be awarded to those government figures who maintain commonsense approaches to their duties as elected officials, without bending or wavering in the face of pressure from fringe special interests groups.
The nominee for this award will also hold true to Constitutional principles, call a spade a spade, with no fear of incrimination, but holds true to the rule of law laid out in our Constitution, in a good faith effort to maintain our Republic and assure the common good, for all citizens, and not just those backed by professional misery pimps.
Expect this award to become even more prestigious than the vaunted Nobel Peace Prize, which has lost its once-glorious luster, due to its emerging lack of honorable qualifications.
When any bird-chested despot can win the top prize, it’s time to start filling those things with chocolate, so they’ll at least be worth something.
Lt. Governor Forest has been an equally strong voice, in partnering with Governor McCrory to speak out against the government overreach that would twist bathroom policies to allow individuals to use whatever bathroom or shower room matched their “feelings,” rather than the certainty of their biological gender.
As President Obama has made a breathtaking “decree” that all public schools in the nation are now subject to the whims of the cultural Marxists, and will be opening up their bathrooms and shower rooms to accommodate “feelings,” Forest has issued a powerful statement:
“North Carolina will not stand by and let our locker rooms and high school showers be used for social experimentation at the expense of the privacy and protection of our young boys and girls. I do not think it is appropriate for teenage boys and girls to share the same bathroom. I don’t think it appropriate for teenage boys and girls to shower next to each other. I don’t think it is appropriate for male coaches and male teachers to have access to girls’ locker rooms and showers while the young girls are naked and exposed. I feel confident, the vast majority of North Carolina parents feel the same.
The President needs a reminder that the United States Constitution grants education decision authority to the states and localities not to the President of the United States. Our current state policy protects our children by maintaining bathrooms and restrooms consistent with the biological sex of the child and already gives schools, should special circumstances arise, the freedom to grant private single stall – single shower bathroom accommodations to individuals who might not otherwise be comfortable using the bathroom of their biological sex or a bathroom shared with other people. This is the only reasonable response to the situation that exists today. Opening all showers and all restrooms to all sexes at all times as the President is suggesting, is not a reasonable solution, but an invitation for violations of privacy and personal safety.
North Carolina public schools in receipt of the President’s letter are reminded that there is a binding state law on the books governing bathroom policy and the President’s non-binding directive is merely his attempt to push his version of a social policy on our state with no Constitutional authority to do so. It should be rejected as a matter of principle and policy.”
I salute you, Mr. Forest. Well said. Well said, indeed.