Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance/West Los Angeles) has been one of my city councilmembers, my state assemblyman, my state senator.
Now he is my Congressman, representing me in one of the richest, most liberal–and gerrymandered–Congressional districts in the country.
(I just can’t get rid of this guy!)
He has an enviable story and pedigree. He serves in the national guard. He leaped from one elected office to the next.
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He is the darling of the progressive Left, pushing every liberal agenda imaginable. (Really! He actually banned tanning salon use for minors.)
The first day of his first year in Congress, Lieu tweeted the following message on New Year’s Day:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 1, 2015
To which I responded:
— Arthur C. Schaper (@ArthurCSchaper) January 6, 2015
Before transgenderism was all the rage–and the source of rage in conservative reality vs. dangerous and insipid fantasy, Lieu had taken up the Transgender flag (yes, there is one!) and pushed for Tranny Rights, along with “gay” rights and a host of other victimization causes.
The above tweet was one of the most offensive tweets I have read from a politician–and he’s supposed to be my representative in Washington DC!
Brief history lesson–I had to contend with Henry Waxman before Lieu! UGH!
Does Congressman Lieu understand the health implication which afflict individuals who insist that although they were born as one sex, they are in fact another?
Leelah Alcorn, in reality a young male named Josh, struggled with identity issues.
The son’s suicide note read:
“Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in … because I’m transgender,” the note said. “I could go into detail explaining why I feel that way, but this note is probably going to be lengthy enough as it is. To put it simply, I feel like a girl trapped in a boy’s body, and I’ve felt that way ever since I was 4. I never knew there was a word for that feeling, nor was it possible for a boy to become a girl, so I never told anyone and I just continued to do traditionally ‘boyish’ things to try to fit in.”
One has to ask: how did he know that he was really a she trapped in a boy’s body? The struggle to fit in, to define oneself, to understand a place in life, these issues do not get resolved right away for young people, and their minds are still developing.
Here’s a larger part of the problem. The issue has nothing to do with the individual traditions or beliefs of families. The small-time crisis of transgenderism is a health problem, a malady of identity.
SexChangeRegret.com writer Walter Heyer shared the following points on his website:
She (or he) confirms the point I made in my book, Paper Genders–the brain hasn’t matured enough to make this decision until the person reaches their mid-20s. So why would we encourage any child to undergo “treatments” with such long-term consequences.
Young people are still trying to get answers in a world which seems destined to occlude or even shame the pursuit of answers.
Young people who believe that they should change genders are not demented or evil, but they need help. Creating another entitled minority class called “transgender” is not only foolish and without merit, but inherently dangerous, a form of biological insanity.
Walt Heyer, born male then altered to female, later returned to himself.
Heyer notes that at a young age, he was abused by his grandmother, who dressed him as a girl with a purple dress. Many men who suffered abuse as children struggle to share this pain with others, whether medical professionals, or their closest loved ones.
Transgenderism is a disorder, not “the beautiful expression of what it means to be human.” The high (and rising number) of documented incidences of depression, health problems, and even suicide associated with the conversion should alarm concerned adults as well as legislators.
People are not mistakes, though, and they need real help. They need to be encouraged to respect and embrace their born physical traits.
A male is born with XY chromosomes, and all the surgeries and medicinal tampering cannot alter that.
And why should anyone tamper with it?!
Congressman Lieu and his like-minded regressive colleagues must stop enabling mental disorders. Target stores are now allowing men into women’s bathrooms. The illiberal, hyper-Democratic state legislature of Massachusetts wants to do the same! This insanity is turning into codified tyranny. Now is the time to stop the madness.
Lieu needs to cease our modern culture’s descent into moral disarray.
Enough is enough! This transgenderism movement is trying to mainstream insanity and destroying lives in the process.
Tell Congressman Lieu to stop enabling dangerous, dysfunctional, and deadly mental disorders! Now is the time for corporate resistance to this destructive nonsense!
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