(Note: I was too busy to complete this rant when the bathroom battle began last month, but as several states, including Texas, are suing the DOJ, figured it’s still relevant. Anyways, here it goes . . .)
I learned few weeks ago that I was, throughout my life, a victim of horrific oppression, comparable to that experienced by blacks in the days of Jim Crow, perhaps even to slavery. See, I had been forced by the cruel forces that dominate our society to use segregated bathrooms, locker-rooms, and showers. This was just as bad as the days of “colored only” drinking fountains, and “Negroes” being forced to sit at the back of the bus. Or so such luminaries as Nancy Pelosi and Loretta Lynch inform me. Thank God (is it still okay to say that?) that we finally have those heroic white knights (or is that racist? Sexist?) in the Obama DOJ to save us all from that horrific oppression, and usher in a bright new era of Tolerance and Equality. Now, boys in public schools will no longer face forced segregation into that bathroom marked with the little stickman, but now finally have the freedom to pee, poop, and shower as equals with the ladies. What red-blooded American boy could object to that?
Still, much progress remains to be made, as alas such backwards segregation of facilities remains at my place of work and gym. (My triumphant strolling into the ladies’ gym locker room didn’t go over so well. Those hateful bigots!) Though no doubt that will all change after a Hillary SCOTUS appointment, when using the facilities of one’s choice is finally, decisively declared by the highest court in our land to be a “constitutional right.” (Look it up; it’s right there in the Constitution, in the emanations of the penumbra, right between the right to abortion and right to gay marriage.)
But seriously, folks. . . . Please tell me this is all bad joke. Even ten years ago, this would sound like far-fetched satire, rather than actual news. Given the record of the leftist cesspool that is the Obama administration, I can’t exactly say I’m shocked, but let’s just say it exceeded my expectations here.
And leaving aside one’s beliefs on so-called “transgendered” issues, and the problems that will invariably arise when “biological’ men are allowed into locker rooms and such, no questions asked, the question remains: since when was it the job of the federal government (much less the executive branch) to dictate school bathroom policies?
But, of course, nobody asks such questions anymore, or at least nobody but us right wingnut wacko-birds. Screw the tenth amendment! Screw enumerated powers! All that’s required now is that the all-powerful federal government is (in the words of Pelosi) “on the Right Side of History.” And, of course, it’s the prerogative of that same all-powerful federal government to determine what is and is not on “the Right Side of History.” (Though they must really mean, of course, “Left Side of History.”) And woe unto you if you’re determined to be on the Wrong Side of History.
Somehow, tyrannical dictatorial governments are always on the Right Side of History. Just ask Lenin. Forward, Comrades!
And Lynch had the gall to invoke our country’s “founding ideals” to justify the administration’s latest blatant unconstitutional overreach. And I had mistakenly thought the American Founding Fathers were fighting tyranny to establish representative, limited, constitutional government. But, apparently they were really fighting for the right to use the ladies’ privy. Who woulda thunk it?