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In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Transgenders Must Take The Lead In Solving Bathroom Problem

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I have received several messages from RTE subscribers regarding the transgender bathroom situation – first, the controversy of the North Carolina bathroom law requiring people to use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates that is being challenged in court by the DOJ, & second, BO's administration extending antibias protections to transgenders seeking healthcare followed late Thursday night by BO's legal guidance letter to educators saying public schools must allow transgender students to use bathroom & locker facilities of their choosing - according to a student's current gender identity. 
BO feels that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 bars discrimination against transgender students – & a recent federal appeals-court in Virginia upheld that view so there already is one precedent.
Some subscribers told me exactly what they felt about the transgender matter & a few even asked "what do you and Carol think?"
One strong view from Economics 501 thinks BO is sending up a transgender trial balloon & if the apathetic American society lets it pass without a whimper much more will follow "to complete as much radical change as possible in his remaining months" – I think that will happen right up to 12 noon on January 20, 2017.
Economics 501 goes on to say "A few years ago this transgender policy would have been laughed at.  Not any more.  The Jesse Watters numb skulls, shrinking middle class, constitution-ignorant, gay marriage supporting, entitlement loving (Dependent on Government) class (and expecting more entitlements from the ever shrinking high income and middle class), now are against cops, conservatives trying to speak at colleges, bakers refusing to create cakes for gay marriages, Wall Street, capitalism, etc ....  They feel they are victims.  So what about identifying with another victim class - transgenders?  May be no big deal."
One of the many doctors in the RTE readership wrote during his lunch hour concerning the transgender matter in NC "The media makes it sound like the vast majority of the country is outraged.  I grabbed a screen shot of a poll taken on MSN.com. This is not scientific.  It is just people on the webpage who decided to vote."  See subject poll results below.
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The doctor points out a perfect example – in this case imagined outrage - of the hostile anti-American media telling the poorly educated people what the news is – but the poll shows people are not buying it.
Now my natural inclination is that transgenders have the right to do with their bodies whatever they choose as long as they do not infringe on any rights of others.  But having 35 year old people, designated as men @ birth, who now think they are women - allowed to use rest rooms with ten year old girls seems like it is looking for trouble that could be a tragedy for the young girls.  We have to ensure that the government solution to this common sense worry is not determined by lunatics instead of libertarians.  BO's guidance letter mentioned above indicates the lunatics are in charge.
Please refer to the following graph to see the magnitude of the problem

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The 697,529 transgenders approximates the 843,260 registered sex offenders in the United States (2015) according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  I am not equating transgenders with sex offenders but do note that each group is less than 1% of the population.

In doing the research for this post I found that many doctors believe that being transgender is not a mental disorder.  Many transgenders suffer from Gender Dysphoria -

the condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one's biological sex.  Dysphoria is
a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life so hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from this – but having transgenders use public restrooms & locker rooms as described hereinabove is not the answer to their problem.

Suspicions run high that transgenders are prone to sexual problems in bathrooms & locker rooms because only one third of transgender people have reported undergoing some form of gender-confirming surgery & 14% of transgender women & 21% of transgender men say they are not interested in ever having genital surgery.  From 2002 to 2013, the Social Security Administration required proof that genital surgery had been performed before sex changes would be made in official Social Security records.  B
ut since 2013 it no longer required such proof meaning to me transgender is recognized as much or more by the government as being a state of mind as it is a male-female essential physical feature.
The second inclination I have is to ask the party with a problem how they got the problem & what they are doing to find a solution. 
Now I don't know what the perfect solution to this transgender problem is for either transgenders or all of the other citizens of the country.  But I do know that the best solution will be determined when transgenders take the lead, not as victims, but as people who acknowledge they have a problem whose solution they are not only willing to participate in but lead.  Transgenders would be wise to preclude participation from the lunatics in government & work with libertarians who would be concerned about transgenders' liberties & rights as well as the liberties & rights of all the rest of transgenders' fellow Americans.
Below is an excellent write-up from another long term subscriber who wrote to me regarding the transgender matter.  As I thought about all of this I could not help but think about how much of the transgender problem is mental – what people think about themselves.  One of my favorite lines from the Bard applies - "nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so."
To many who still can think, we have the distinct feeling that the country is leaving us – the DOJ is more concerned about transgenders' bathroom selection than they are about sanctuary cities or anchor babies.  These are two of the issues I am counting on Trump turning around after years of their going the wrong way.
Message sent from long time subscriber:
The Obama Administration sent letters to all public school districts threatening that if they don't allow "transgender students" to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice they


are subject to lawsuits, fines and loss of aid from the feds;



Some thoughts:



What is going to happen when young male students suddenly realize they "really think of themselves as female" and start using the girl's locker rooms?


Then realize besides being "females"  they are also "lesbians".



Now our "deep thinkers" in Washington will have to determine:  Can or should they prosecute the young "women?"


If they prosecute:  Are they anti gay or simply homophobic?



If they claim the young person by their appearance was just claiming to be a girl to gain entrance into the girl's locker room does that mean they are commenting on their masculine


looks, which can be construed as discrimination or putting an overemphasis on looks?



And just so no one accuses me of gender bias, a young person, formerly thought to be a girl can suddenly realize she is a boy and start using the boy's locker room and come to the


realization that she is a gay male.



And forget the kids, what if Bill Clinton finally realizes that he is a woman, do these new Obama guidelines allow him to use the ladies room and women's locker rooms? Think about


the mischief Bill would get into there.



On Wednesday the Feds & ACLU announced they were investigating gender bias in Hollywood (a/k/a the land of the liberals) over the fact that most successful films have been


directed by men.



They were urged to do this by rich white women such as Patricia Arquette, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.



Couple of thoughts come to mind.



How do they know that most of these films were directed by "men"?



Maybe most of these directors think of themselves as "female".



And if so would that not mean that most of the successful films were directed by "women".



Then the ACLU and Justice Department will have to change course and investigate the fact that most successful films were directed by women.



And once our intrepid investigators at the ACLU and the Justice Department complete and litigate this investigation it will be time to investigate why the NBA is biased against


white players and why many sports owners are old Jewish men (unless of course they now think of themselves as "Christian or Muslim women").



The possibilities and comedy routines are endless.




  1. Well now there won't be enough room in the men's room at the movies or ball game, the women will say they are men because the women's line is too long. Yep transform the United States of America, 8 more months. Plus they are looking for votes, they are worried the thumper will win.

  2. Thanks for including my take on our "deep thinkers"!

  3. If we allow Federal Gov control over bath rooms, it will encourage Federal Gov to nationalize all energy companies to combat global warming and all "greedy" health insurance companies to "save" ObamaCare. And ultimately, left unchecked, 1 more - no more freedom of press; rather a US version of what was Pravda in the USSR. High time the short-sighted Media Elite stop championing unconstitutional executive orders. Unknowingly they are planting the seeds of their own destruction.