Thursday, April 28, 2016

Liberals and the bathroom stigma

I am often asked, "Why are liberals doing this?" The "this" changes with each new legislative assault on our liberties. The latest far-left priority I've been inundated with questions on is their bizarre quest to allow biological males into women's restrooms and vice versa.

It's critically important to understand the motivations behind the activist Left's push for these "bathroom bills" because the strategy they are using to achieve their goals are wash, rinse, and repeat. They have recycled this game plan again and again and until we understand it, we can't effectively combat it.

Step One: Fabricate a "Cause" to Fight for Question: was there some massive public policy problem and corresponding public outcry for biological men to be able to use the women's restroom a decade ago? What about two decades ago?

Does anyone remember the media exposé on the crisis of transgender bathroom access in the 80's or 90's, or even a few years ago? Of course you don't, because there was no crisis.

There was a tacit, communal rapprochement where the transgendered community did what they did in the restroom best suiting their physical appearance, and we pretended not to notice (although I'm sure many of us never noticed anything at all).

The same basic, unspoken, rules of dignity applied to the transgendered community as they did to everyone else-they did their business in the restroom, we did ours and we both left the facility happily ever after.

This peaceful coexistence has been the status quo for our entire history and yet, just now, the increasingly hostile far-left has detected an explosion of transgendered bathroom bigotry in the country that MUST be solved by government force? Of course they haven't.

The Left is simply running out of ways to stigmatize and demoralize their political opponents in an increasingly welcoming and ideologically open country, and in order to stoke the flames of division and hatred they have to invent new cases of systemic "discrimination."

Make no mistake regardless of the outcome of these bathroom access wars, there is another war right around the corner. Enough is never enough for the far-left and while the prospect of jailing catholic priests for refusing to perform gay weddings appears hyperbolic today, it can become the next stop on their never-ending . . . read more here

Running Out of Ways to Stigmatize People, the Left Sets Sights on Bathrooms by Dan Bongino at The Conservative Review

Dan Bongino is the bestselling author of the book Life Inside the Bubble and now The Fight. He is a Contributing Editor at The Conservative Review and was the 2012 and 2014 Republican nominee for the United States Senate and 6th congressional district in Maryland. 

Dan served for over a decade as a special agent in the United States Secret Service, and currently owns a security consulting business. 

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