TRUMP RIGHT TO OPPOSE TRANSGENDER RESTROOMS LOUDON COUNTY SCHOOL RAPE SHOWS
By Daniel John Sobieski
The rape of Loudon County, Virginia parent Scott Smith’s daughter by a biological male wearing a skirt in the girl’s school restroom shows the wisdom of President Trump reversed the Biden/Obama administration’s “guidance” to schools and educators to permit transgender restrooms. The move was condemned as bigotry when it is just common sense. You don’t tempt fate. You don’t store flammables next to an open flame and you don’t have boys using the girls' restroom.
Loudon County officials were well aware of the history of cross-gender restroom assaults as they considered their transgender restroom policy, particularly the rape of Scott Smith’s daughter:
The school board voted in August to allow transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identity. Smith claimed that he had attempted to bring up the assault on his daughter at a school board meeting on June 22, but he was arrested by police before he could speak.
At that same meeting, school superintendent Scott Ziegler said: “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,” adding that “we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”
He lied and has since submitted his resignation. Loudon County knew it was putting female students at risk with its transgender policy. The school knew about Smith’s daughter and tried to cover up her rape to protect their transgender policy, girl’s safety be damned:
They tried to avoid getting law enforcement involved, telling Smith they would handle it “in-house,” apparently in order to prevent controversy over their transgender policy. They also downplayed the assault when communicating with other parents, describing the incident as “something out of the ordinary.” And finally, they transferred the assailant to a different school, where he went on to sexually assault another student just a few months later.
Not submitting his resignation is Attorney General Merrick Garland, who believes parents of rape victims like Scott Smith are domestic terrorists who should be body-slammed to the floor, forcibly handcuffed, taken to jail, and prosecuted the FBI – turned by Dementia Joe into the Federal Bureau of Intimidation
Let me be so indelicate as to suggest that the issue is common sense simple – where you pee ought to be determined by what you pee with. Period. This nonsense about self-identifying as a woman so a man can use the same restroom as someone else’s daughter is just that - nonsense. Just as it is nonsense about the Almighty putting you in the wrong body. You might be confused, but God is not. Male and female He created them and I’m quite sure He knew the difference.
So it was welcome news when President Trump revoked the Obama administration “guidance” to educational institutions that requiring bathroom use based on birth gender and genitalia constitutes sex discrimination:
The Trump administration revoked an Obama-era mandate compelling public schools nationwide to permit restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity — a move that could have significant ramifications for a case before the Supreme Court concerning transgender rights.
The Departments of Education and Justice issued a joint guidance Wednesday evening rolling back the order. The two-page “Dear Colleague Letter” said the Obama administration had failed to substantiate the claim that Title IX’s prohibition on “sex” discrimination in education also applies to gender identity.
“In these circumstances, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved,” the order reads. “The Departments thus will not rely on the views expressed within them.”
The guidance also said the federal government must recognize “the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing education policy.”
This nod to states rights as well as common sense is hopefully a sign that the federal government under President Trump is overusing federal power to social engineer society along progressive and liberal lines. It is good news and legal ammunition for states that have resisted this absurd form of political correctness like North Carolina
North Carolina rightly resisted the politically correct federal bully challenging its common-sense law, HB 2, which says restrooms should be limited to people with the appropriate plumbing, and that crossdressers sharing the facilities with your daughter, wife, and daughter is not a good, or safe idea.
North Carolina filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Justice’s ultimatum demanding that the state cease and desist enforcement of that law As NBC News reported:
It was the state's response to the US Justice Department, which last week gave Gov. Pat McCrory until the end of the day Monday to respond to a letter that said the law violates federal civil rights statutes.
Monday's lawsuit called the Justice Department's legal position "a baseless and blatant overreach" and a radical reinterpretation of federal laws, especially the Civil Rights Act's ban on sex discrimination.
"Transgender status is not a protected class," under the law, the suit said, and if the Justice Department believes it should be, it should ask Congress to change the law.
Of course, reinterpretation of the law and bypassing Congress was nothing new for the Obama administration, which seems to think that saying that only biological females may use the ladies' room is equivalent to having “whites only” drinking fountains. This is. of course, nonsense Rosa Parks made history by sitting in front of the bus. She did not try to use the men’s room at the bus station.
Being black is something you cannot change. Discriminating on that basis is wrong and perniciously evil. But saying a man’s civil right’s are being violated because he self-identifies as a woman and needs to use the ladies' facilities is nonsense based on politically correct psycho-babble. Sorry, dude, if you feel you are trapped in the wrong body, deal with it. But you already have a restroom designed just for you.
You are not being denied equal access to a public accommodation. Having the wrong body, if that is to be believed, does not entitle you to use the wrong restroom. It was never the intent of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to allow boys to use the little girls' room. It is also dangerous, allowing any creep to put on make-op and a dress and follow your daughter, sister, or wife into the restroom.
This was the same sort of nonsense that led the Supreme Court to ignore both federalism and state laws to say gay marriage was a civil right as much as interracial marriage was. But being black is something one cannot change and allowing blacks and whites to marry did not change the state, culturally, and historically sanctioned institution of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Transgender restrooms change everything. Amazingly the right to privacy championed by liberals has been jettisoned by liberals who see nothing wrong or dangerous in the concept. Kimberly Ross, writing for RedState, notes the slippery slope this puts society on:
The attack on gender norms has increased exponentially over the past few years, and will continue as biologically assigned gender becomes offensive. Even large, middle-class retailers like Target have gotten on board with the trend to erase the fine lines which define male and female. Last August, Target began to remove gender-based signs. Earlier this year, they introduced a gender neutral home goods line, so kids won’t feel like they’re being pushed a specific direction. On the contrary, it is quite alright to encourage the traditional idea that boys should be boys and girls should be girls. In fact, we must…
The slippery slope to accepting everything begins by refusing to acknowledge that DNA is stubborn, and that who you were created to be is not a mistake. If we never question transgenderism, though it battles against inherent norms, then we’ll begin to put a stamp of approval on everything. As recently reported by The Independent, a criminal psychologist announced online that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. While I’m not asserting that trans individuals are in any way child molesters, I do believe that promoting a delusional view of gender, and making rationalizations along the way, has led us to this point to where we must accept and never question anything..
Over a million signatures were gathered on a petition opposing Target’s gender neutral bathroom. These are not bigots but husband’s worried about wives, parents worried about their children literally being exposed tp something they should not be forced to deal with.
As Todd Starnes writes at Fox News Opinion:
The nation’s second-largest discount retailer announced on April 19 that they would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender.”
In response, more than 1.1 million customers joined a boycott sponsored by the American Family Association.
“Nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said. “Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable.”
Breitbart.com compiled a short list from daily news accounts giving a preview of what will become the norm if PC restrooms are forced upon us. A few examples:
PALMDALE – A 33-year-old Palmdale man who allegedly dressed as a woman while secretly videotaping females using a department store bathroom was charged with several misdemeanor counts Tuesday, authorities said. Jason Pomare was charged with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for the purposes of sexual gratification, according to Sergeant Brian Hudson of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.
Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelterA biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed “indefinitely” last week after being declared by a judge a “dangerous offender.” Pro-family leaders are pointing out that this is exactly the type of incident they warned of as the Ontario government passed its “gender identity” bill, dubbed the “bathroom bill,” in 2012.
There will be sexual assaults among these incidents to be sure. No responsible parent lets their child use a public restroom without accompanying them. Free-for-all restrooms only make the vulnerable more so. Okay, not all transgendered people are predators. But when did surgically altering your body bestow upon anyone an alleged constitutional right to use another gender’s restroom.
Loudan Countu said that the transgender predator was a myth. They were wrong:
Back in 2017, the Heritage Foundation documented several of these attacks. Here are just a few:
In Toronto, a man posed as a transgender woman (“Jessica”) to sexually assault and criminally harass four women—including a deaf woman and a survivor of domestic violence—at two women’s shelters. Previously, he had preyed on other women and girls whose ages ranged from as young as five to as old as 53.
In Virginia, a man presented as a woman in a long wig and pink shirt to enter a women’s restroom at a mall to take pictures of a five-year-old girl, her mother, and another woman.
In Washington State, a man used a women’s locker room at a public swimming pool to undress in front of young girls who were changing for swim practice. When staff asked him to leave, the man claimed that “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”
In Toronto, two separate occurrences of voyeurism took place on campus after the University of Toronto implemented a policy of gender-neutral bathrooms. In both cases, male students were found using their cell phone cameras to film women showering. These incidents prompted the University of Toronto to revise its new policy.
The whole concept of someone being “trapped” in the wrong body is nonsense. Evangelical Christians and others believe the Almighty does not make such mistakes. If someone is confused about their sexual identity, they should just drop their drawers and take a wild guess. It is ironic that liberals who insisted we stay out of the bedrooms of homosexuals and lesbians now insist transgendered people should not stay out of the wrong bathroom.
We are all equal but we are also different. Deal with it, liberals. And protect our daughters from transgender predators.
Daniel John Sobieski is a free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.