Back in 2015, as the nation prepared itself for the end of the horrendous liberalism of the Obama administration, I found myself in the public eye as a political blogger. I began my career with RedState, shouting down Trumpism, promoting actual conservative candidates for the 2016 election year, and just as vociferously, defending and promoting then-North Carolina governor, Pat McCrory.
McCrory is, arguably, one of the best – if not THE best – governors the Old North State has ever had. His hard-nosed conservatism resulted in making tough decisions that quickly turned the economic fortunes of North Carolina around. Federal debt was cancelled. He built a healthy surplus, and jobs began pouring into the state.
Indeed, economists began looking at North Carolina as a potential powerhouse in economic growth, challenging even Texas for the top spot!
The libertarian-leaning Cato Institute named Governor Pat McCrory as the #2 governor in the nation, in regards to fiscal responsibility and the growth-potential of his policies.
Beyond his successful fiscal calls, however, McCrory impressed many socially conservative thinkers with his unflinching position in protecting women and children from having their most private spaces invaded by liberal, social justice perversions.
HB-2, or “the Bathroom Bill,” as it was commonly referred to, became a thing. The liberal Charlotte City Council made a unilateral decision to throw open the bathroom doors of schools, restaurants, and rest stops in their community to allow anyone to use any bathroom or locker room that matched their particular “mood” for the day.
For example, a 6-foot, 3-inch, 280 pound man, with a sex offender background could notice your cute, 16 year old daughter excusing herself to the ladies room at your favorite eatery. If he tells the establishment he’s “transgender” – aka… feels like a woman – he could walk into that bathroom with your child.
This was the standard the Charlotte City Council had set for their actions. Fortunately, before they could implement this disgrace, Governor McCrory called an emergency session of the NC General Assembly. House Bill 2 was quickly written up and advanced to the governor’s desk for his signature.
The bill prevented any North Carolina city from making such drastic and sweeping decisions on their own, and declared that bathrooms, locker rooms, and other private spaces were protected spaces. Your “feelings” couldn’t get you into the bathroom of your choice. It recognized the science of biology (something liberals only seem to care about when they think it benefits their ideology), and drew a dividing line: Men use the men’s room, women use the women’s room.
There was an exception for any alleged “transgenders,” as long as they had the paperwork, such as a changed birth certificate, stating their gender.
As could be expected, liberals balked. There were boycotts of the state, but McCrory stood firm. In fact, for every band that declared they’d never play North Carolina while the bathroom bill was in effect, another business would move to the state.
The real ugliness of liberalism began when President Obama and his corrupt Justice Department decided to join the fray.
They threatened to sue the state of North Carolina. The president declared that those bathroom doors be flung open, and proposed that federal funding for schools and law enforcement in the state would be cut off, if the bill wasn’t reversed.
Governor McCrory offered compromises, such as requiring gender-neutral single stall bathrooms, but Obama wasn’t having it.
McCrory asked for time to look over the lawsuit. In what was the typical arrogance of the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch fired back that they would have a single day to respond.
The governor responded by suing the Obama administration, first. They were overstepping their authority, encroaching on the rights of the state to protect its citizens.
For the nation’s liberals, it was pretty much like a scene out of “The Exorcist,” with spinning heads and spitting pea soup. For us conservatives, however, it was glorious! It was a thumb in the eye of an out-of-control liberal agenda, that would see the Tenth Amendment rendered null and void. We cheered the move, and McCrory was the champion of our cause.
Unfortunately, McCrory’s reign would be limited to a single term. 94,000 “found” ballots in the ultra-blue Durham County, late on election night, would give the governorship to the feckless droop, Roy Cooper.
I still don’t understand how Donald Trump could win the state in 2016, but Republicans could let Pat McCrory go. I liken it to most Republicans not being as conservative as they claim. There were also a lot of sketchy happenings with the vote that were left unanswered.
But… that was over 4 years ago, and while the scourge of Donald Trump is expelled from the presidency, I fear the third term of Obama is upon us, and we no longer have a McCrory in office to defend us.
This isn’t just about North Carolina. What’s more, I can say that after 4 years of Donald Trump, I’ve been able to see the left, or at least some of the leadership, with new eyes.
I like Joe Biden, as a person. I saw his eulogy at the funeral of his friend, Republican Senator John McCain, and he earned my respect, that day. I think, in spite of our political differences, he’s otherwise a decent guy.
I have even managed to see the normalcy of Barrack Obama as tolerable. I smile at the thought of the adorable relationship between his wife, Michelle, and former Republican President George W. Bush.
All that being said, their attack on our social norms, the desire to put women and children at risk, in order to score political points with the “woke” crowd of sexual deviants and the mentally ill, is disgusting.
Enter Joe Biden, and his executive order that puts the wants and whims of those deviants above the well-being and security of the majority of Americans.
To begin with, Joebama kicked off his first day in office with 17 executive orders. Of those orders, one was titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” It begins with:
“all persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Let me just point out that there was never a question about this in anyone’s mind. No one is denying anyone equal treatment, based on sexual orientation or mental illness. What we’re calling for, however, is that those mental illnesses be treated, rather than cultivated and nurtured by our government.
What these overreaching, big government orders do is the exact opposite of creating an environment for “equal treatment.” What these orders do is give extraordinary freedoms to a preferred class – in this case, individuals with gender dysphoria. The majority’s comfort and well-being are not considered.
This is where the outraged howls of the perpetually aggrieved left begin. They actually believe that by virtue of their sexual confusion, transgendered people are somehow more noble, enlightened, and deserving of “protection” and special treatment.
And yes, I know there are instances of intimidation or actual violence against the transgender community. What the social justice warriors fail to realize is that somebody, somewhere, at this very moment, is being victimized, in some way. It is man’s inhumanity to man. Transgenders don’t have the market on victimhood cornered. They simply have the luxury of claiming victimhood for their mental illness, and having that brand of victimhood elevated over the experiences of every other living person on the planet.
Alarms over Biden’s executive order went off, regarding how this will effect women’s sports. In other words, the physiology of men put them at a significant advantage over women in competitive, physical activities.
Yes. I know that’s not the feminazi way of thinking. Sorry, ladies. I’m all about the “I am woman, hear me roar” thing, but I also live in reality. Men, even if they want to believe they’re women, on the inside, have more muscle mass and are physically stronger. They’re going to run faster, jump higher, lift more… You get the picture. Even if that guy is a poor performer, when put against other men, his chances for success improve substantially, when pitted against women.
The order does not explicitly address athletics in any great detail. The only reference to sports briefly mentioned that “children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
Maybe that can’t be labeled “explicit,” but it does leave a lot of room open for more battles, more lawsuits regarding young men who feel they should be able to shower or use the same bathroom facilities as the young women.
The argument from the left is that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) already have stringent rules in place, regarding transgender athletes.
For the NCAA, a man posing as a woman need not delete his bits. There requirements include:
A trans female student-athlete must complete one calendar year of testosterone suppression treatment in order to compete on the women’s team.
And for those confused women in comfortable shoes:
A trans male student-athlete who received a medical exception for treatment with testosterone may compete on the men’s team but is no longer eligible to compete on the women’s team.
The IOC goes a bit further, as of 2015:
Transgender male athletes are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction. In order to compete in the female category, transgender female athletes must declare that their gender is female for a minimum of four years and must monitor their testosterone level below 10nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to their first competition and below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.
While that should ease minds, somewhat, it still does not address the issue in our high schools and lower grades.
By “lower grades,” I mean on down to the kindergarten level, since there’s been an alarming rate of self-absorbed, unfit parents, using their toddlers to prove their own wokeness cred and gain media attention. There are too many stories of these idiots acting on the childhood whims of their progeny and seeking to have them put on hormone blockers, or otherwise participating in public displays of child abuse, by dressing them up as the opposite gender and thrusting them in front of crowds.
Every time I read about one of these horror stories, I question the ethical standards of law enforcement and Child Protective Services in the communities these children call home.
Joe Biden’s loosely worded executive order will surely go over well with his base, but it only further divides us, as a nation.
And all of this, I realize, is going to cause many of my readers and friends on the left a nasty case of whiplash, as they look back over the last few years of my vehement opposition to Trump and his enablers on the right.
Let me close with this explanation: My opposition to Trump wasn’t about an embrace of liberalism. It was because of my conservatism, and my strongly held Christian – even evangelical – beliefs.
Do I love transgenders?
I do. They’re human beings and worthy of love, comfort, respect, and protection. They were created in the image of an Almighty God, just as surely as we all were.
I do not, however, support a system that coddles their mental illness, rather than treats it, thereby victimizing all of society surrounding them, in the process.
Joe Biden is wrong, and I’m sure this isn’t the last time I’ll be calling him out.