Emperor's department of "education" orders schools to let TG students use any bathroom
Today the emperor's department of "education" fired the second round in this war--and you gotta see the DOE's letter to understand what a cunning, devious, unconstitutional piece of shit this is:
Civil Rights DivisionThis is horse shit. The title bans discrimination based on "sex", not "gender identity or transgender status. Here's the relevant language from Title IX:
Office for Civil Rights May 13, 2016
Schools across the country strive to create and sustain inclusive, supportive, safe, and nondiscriminatory communities for all students.
In recent years we have received an increasing number of questions from parents, teachers, principals, and school superintendents about civil rights protections for transgender students. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs and activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.
This prohibition encompasses discrimination based on a student's gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status.
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.D'ya see the words "gender identity" there? No? How about "including discrimination based on a student's transgender status"? So the DOE letter is based on a totally false premise--i.e. horse shit.
Back to the DOE letter:
This letter summarizes a school’s Title IX obligations regarding transgender students and explains how the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) evaluate a school’s compliance with these obligations. ED and DOJ (the Departments) have determined that this letter is significant guidance.Again, the idea that this "guidance" "does not add requirements to applicable law" is utter horse shit: the letter not only "adds requirements," it imposes requirements that are not, and have never been, any part of the law. The department is purely and simply lying. They are making this shit up as they go--just as the emperor has been doing for much of his 7-plus years of lawless rule.
This guidance does not add requirements to applicable law, but provides information and examples to inform recipients about how the Departments evaluate whether covered entities are complying with their legal obligations.
Here's how yesterday's NY Times described the letter. Note that the article is an "admission against interest," which suggests it's more likely to be true than most of the crap printed in the Times. Note also that because this directive was released to the public, the Times had no motive to lie low:
The Obama administration is planning to [and did] issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.Gee, isn't that pretty innocuous? But that's if you think "gender identity" is just bureau-babble for "sex." Of course it's not--what they mean is that the emperor's minions have decided to let students pick the gender they wish to be as of any given morning.
A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to [the] debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue. The declaration...will describe what schools should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against.
To claim--as the Times does--that this order "does not have the force of law" is so disingenuous as to amount to a lie: The U.S. supreme court has ruled that rules promulgated by a federal agency have the force of law, even if not specifically authorized by your representatives who ostensibly write laws. Example: the emperor's EPA unilaterally declared carbon dioxide a "pollutant," and on that basis ordered electric utilities to cut CO2 emissions or face ruinous fines. The Times, as always, writes in a way that blurs or obscures reality if it helps their Preciousss achieve his goals.It does not have the force of law but contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
The move...represents the latest example of the Obama administration using a combination of policies, lawsuits and public statements to change the civil rights landscape for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people.After supporting the rights of gay people to marry, allowing them to serve openly in the military and prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against them, the administration is wading into the battle over bathrooms and siding with transgender people.
Oh, the "advisory letter"--which, they assure you, does not have the force of law--has 34 footnotes, over half of which cite portions of the "CFR." For those unfamiliar with this acronym, that's the Code of Federal Regulations, which is supposedly the sum of all regulationl implementing...U.S. law.
But trust them, citizen: They assure you this "advisory letter" does NOT have the force of law. Nor does it add a single requirement to existing law.
What unmitigated horse shit!
If the emperor were to convince congress that existing law needed to be changed, and congress did so, then fine. But the Constitution does NOT allow the fucking emperor to write laws--even if he's half black. This is totally unconstitutional--and the press knows it. But the members of the emperor's fucking lawless, constitution-shredding party will back him up.
Because as far as they're concerned the Constitution no longer applies to presidents--at least not to presidents from the Democratic party.