“I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.” These were the immortal words of Mugatu from the movie Zoolander when he confronted Zoolander and the audience attending the fashion show over the fact that ever single “look” that Zoolander had was the same thing. And today the “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills” sentiment is something I wholeheartedly understand.
Today I woke up and fired up my Commodore 64 and perused Yahoo! news (as I do every morning) to see what’s going on in our world today. That’s when I happened on a title that said “Obama to Order Public Schools: Allow Transgender Students Access Bathrooms”. My head about blew off of my shoulders and I made the mistake of sharing the article to my page immediately and gave a very visceral message that if I found out a boy went to the restroom with my daughter I would kick their parent’s ass. After a few minutes to cool down I removed and re-posted the article without the over the top emotional reaction.
But still this is like a trip to Crazy Town.
What in the world is wrong with people? I just don’t get it. I mean it’s one thing to argue that “transgender” people have the right to their own public restroom. That’s a concession I might make, but to say that they should be able to go into a restroom with my daughter at school is another thing. Why? Well, by God I’m glad you asked. Because the state compels me to send my children to school. If I can’t afford to send them to a private school or have the time or ability to home school them then I am forced to send them to a public school because the government says that if I don’t I will be punished. So you’re forcing me to send my kids to a place where now you’re putting them in a compromising position (allowing boys to go the restroom with girls) and there’s nothing that I can do about it. As a parent this is the most egregious thing you can experience. My life largely revolves around keeping my children safe. Every decision I make, no matter what it is, has to check the box that says my kids will be safe.
This is something that we have to stand up against. We have to bind together and speak with one voice. We have to end the craziness. You’re not alone. You’re not a bigot or a monster because you don’t think this is healthy or admirable behavior. The state should not be compelled to make us violate our conscience. I could never in good conscience allow my kids to be put in danger. I really don’t care what the opposition says. That’s where I draw the line.