Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina — “The Tar Heel State” — worried me.
When the Republican supermajority in Raleigh passed legislation to protect individual civil servants’ freedom of conscience, he vetoed the bill, fearing a lawsuit onslaught. The legislature overrode his veto. Today, judges do not have to officiate same-sex “weddings”, and individual clerks do not have to issue licenses for homosexual “marriages”.
When the legislature took another stance against the Big LGBT Hate Machine, McCrory respected their measure (as did the majority of North Carolinians, moral necessity, including biological reality), and signed into law HB 2.
What does Law #2 do?
The legislation requires that all individuals use public restrooms in accordance with their sex, the biological determinants of their body.
This is a novel, controversial, and hair-raising piece of legislation?
To the regressive, illiberal Left, yes it is. To a weak-kneed world, unwilling to stand up to progressive insanity, yes indeed. This is Cultural Marxism, unchecked for the past seven years under the Occupant in the White House. This destructive, Satanic movement, spawned in pre-World War II Germany, now infects the United States from University to homestead.
The goal of the Frankfurt Cult?
Divide Americans then conquer them through the interminable coercion of the State. Since military might failed to vaunt Communism above everything, a subtle, inside approach took over. If the United States—and the West—could tear down the Berlin Wall, why not create invisible walls among Americans? Divide them up over artificial identities, destroy the major institutions of life and learning. Remove any relevance to the basic biological underpinnings of our lives, and then watch Big Brother burst through, with his boot in your face—forever!
Governor McCrory, whether he wanted to or not, is the latest face in the fight for individual liberty, limited government, and constitutional rule. Whether he wanted to or not, he signed onto the common-sense legislation to respect and maintain the blessed distinctions of male and female, recognized for the good of all in the most privy of places, for the most private of acts.
The onslaught has been intense.
The hypocritical Left, from the social injustice warriors to the empty-headed celebrities, and the immoral federal government have all tried to stomp out this law. “Men may go wherever they feel like going.”
Would McCrory give way? Would he cave like the cowardly Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who rejected the weakest of religious liberty protection bills earlier this year? Would he falter the way of Arkansas and Indiana governors, too?
He did issue an executive order … clarifying the law, but in no way reducing its impact.
McCrory’s order seems to be geared at soothing fears about some elements in the law, but it does not appear to make any material changes. The governor cannot unilaterally change the law. There is no change to the transgender-bathroom conditions, one of the most complicated elements. Government buildings, including schools, will still require people to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. But the order also notes that private businesses may establish their own restroom and locker-room policies.
Male is male, female is female, and in North Carolina, city ordinances (like those of uber-Democratic Charlotte) cannot override these basic rules of nature. McCrory could not “unilaterally change the law.” Would that President Obama deferred in turn to the national Charter and our Congress. McCrory offered a neutral explanation, respecting private businesses to implement policies as they see fit. Target has tried that insipid approach, to the hurt of its bottom line and impoverishing stock-holders.
No, McCrory is not caving, in part because the state legislature, defined by rock-steady conservatives, will not let him. The stories from wounded women, victimized by sexual assault, has overridden the flighty, moral insanity of the statist hordes demanding an ideal word free of distinctions.
Standing by HB 2, North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest declared his bold, adamant stance to protect women and children (and even men!):
If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it. North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children.
Public safety overrides effete sentimentality. Priceless!
The Governor is also demonstrating solid leadership. In spite of petty boycotts from large corporations (still conducting business in countries where homosexuals are routinely flogged and/or executed), McCrory is digging in his tar heels.
The latest demonstration of courage? His bold, principled, and righteous defiance to the federal government’s Department of (In)Justice:
The Justice Department notified Gov. Pat McCrory in a letter Wednesday that the state’s House Bill 2, which restricts transgender bathroom access and has become a focus in the LGBT rights fight, violates sections of the 1964 Civil Rights Act..
This is insulting as well as insipid. This law was designed to protect individuals of different colored skin or from discrimination. It is very offensive for the feds to compare the disorder of transgenderism with an ethnic status, for which one has no determination over—and should not be ashamed.
The North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore blew off Obama’s empty threats:
“We will take no action by Monday,” Moore told reporters in a video broadcast by the Raleigh News & Observer. “That deadline will come and go. Obviously, we don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama administration …”
The Governor staked out a simple stance on this fight:
“The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy.”
Let Governor McCrory know he is doing the right thing:
“Keep digging in your tar heels for biology, reality, and individual security!”
Sign this petition here to show your support.
Contact his office:
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
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