In Philadelphia this week, the Democratic Party made a queasy bit of history when they put a transgender woman on stage for the first time at a major political convention. While this moment inspired delegates at the Wells Fargo arena to explode into a standing ovation, it surely left many viewers wondering what the future held for the Democrats and the country as a whole. Is this progress? Or are we floating dangerously adrift from the traditional values and common sense that have kept America thriving for more than 200 years?
Under President Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama’s assault on family values will continue unabated. She has promised to fill the Supreme Court with liberal judges, and it’s only a matter of time before the subject of transgender law comes before the nation’s highest court. Clinton appointees will magically discover the concept of “gender fluidity” in the Constitution, just as they managed to find gay marriage in the 14th Amendment. Where there’s a liberal will, there’s a liberal way.
Before we ever get to that disturbing future, though, we must fight off the Obama administration. That’s what the Ruth Institute is doing. The family policy group issued a report this week accusing Obama of using public schools to conduct a “war against nature.” Rejecting this administration’s directive to public schools, which demanded that students be allowed to use the private facilities corresponding to their chosen gender, the Ruth Institute wrote:
The federal government should not be imposing an ideological agenda, much less taking sides in an internal quarrel within the larger gay rights movement.
Public schools have no business enlisting small children in an ideological crusade of any kind. Creating a day to day living environment that implements the most controversial plank of the transgender political regime does exactly that: enlists the children in an ideological crusade.
The Ruth Institute sees what many Americans don’t, which is that Obama is using transgender issues as just another tool to expand the domain of the federal government, divide our country, and reduce the power of the parental role.
This isn’t about acceptance and tolerance and all those meaningless buzzwords the left likes to use. This is about anchoring our country to something more substantial than whatever political trends happen to escape the ugly confines of Hollywood, social media, and liberal academia. It’s about standing up and saying, Look…this is too much. It’s about a fundamental line in the sand: Our children’s safety should at least take priority over the LGBT agenda.
That such an argument even needs to be made is a sad commentary on where we are as a nation.