There is another "war" looming in American politics : THE BATHROOM WARS .I don’t support people of one biological gender using facilities explicitly identified for the other….but Did you know that one of the biggest issues in American politics today is not terrorism, not climate change, not the economy, but... whether transgender people should be allowed to go to the bathroom that matches their gender identity? How did this get pushed into the national debate ? There is something fishy about it , it seems to me when stuff like this get out on the open it escalates to an open can of worms. It creates national litigation that is senseless , has just the opposite effect of what its intended . (1)>>When North Carolina passed HB2, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender of their birth certificate. Fear of transgender women (born male) entering women’s bathrooms has spurred legislation in South Carolina, Georgia (vetoed by the governor), Mississippi, Minnesota and other states. Question is is how long has this been going on , why now its a problem .? It comes from a confused notion of fear . Why are folks so worried about someone dressing up as a women or a transgender person accessing the ladies room to commit a crime, when the more likely scenario of a man committing a crime in the men's room is the more likely event to happen? Men haven't been dressing as women to do this before, and this law won't make them anymore likely to do it in the future. Public restrooms are not convenient places to commit crimes....they are unpredictably busy, in public places, and children rarely enter them alone. And if someone is stupid enough to try to commit a crime in there, claiming they have the right to be there will not prevent them from being arrested and charged. The right to be there doesn't give the right to commit a crime.Regardless of how you feel about these folks, is it safe or fair for a man who is transitioning to a woman to be forced to use a men’s bathroom, where they could get physically assaulted or worse? It’s not like grown men haven’t beaten the shit out of someone they thought was transgender. It happens, and it’s not uncommon.What I really do not like about this law is that it gives the state the authority to regulate what businesses do with their facilities. The manufactured debate on same-sex restroom use rights has sunk to predictable lows. This non-issue has been ginned up by the leftist media to corner GOP candidates on a silly, no-win issue. The right shouldn’t have taken the bait. Donald Trump said Thursday on the "Today" show on NBC that, "There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble, and the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment that they're taking. So I would say that's probably the best way.Cruz, in turn, attacked Trump's view, telling Glenn Beck: "it is simply crazy and the idea that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls -- you don't need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize bad things can happen, and any prudent person wouldn't allow that.Charles Krauthammer, whom Mr. Trump has called a “highly overrated pundit” and “overrated clown” for his biting criticisms of the Trump campaign, said North Carolina’s law is much ado about nothing.“To me, what’s puzzling here, what I really don’t understand — this is a solution in search of an issue,” Mr. Krauthammer said on Fox News’s “Special Report.” “I mean, do we really have an epidemic of transgenders being evil in bathrooms across the country? I haven’t heard of a single case.”
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(1)>>When North Carolina passed HB2.So North Carolina passed this bill that essentially says that schools, public agencies, and employers who have multiple occupancy bathrooms on their premises must keep them single sex. The legislation is here, How are they going to KNOW someone is transgender? Most transgenders aren't distinguishable from the sex they identify as, and in all the years they've been using the appropriate restroom for how they identify, dress, look, and act, no one has known the difference. Are they now going to start doing genital inspections at the restroom doors? Or are people who don't look "sufficiently" feminine going to be hounded out of the women's restroom, even though they're biologically female and not transgender at all?