Truth and Consequences: Everyone Cannot Be Protected

Here is Timothy Buchanan writing at BarbWire:

In a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once again addressed the on-going controversy over transvestites and transsexuals invading America’s women’s and girls’ restrooms. On this occasion, Mr. Trump responded to Obama’s illegitimate “directive” that public schools must allow transvestites and transsexuals into girls’ and women’s restrooms, showers, and locker rooms. Referring to the senseless edict, Donald Trump said, “everybody has to be protected,” speaking of transgender students, he admitted, “you’re talking about a tiny, tiny group of the population. With that being said, everybody has to be protected. I would leave it up to the states.” His statement illustrates that he still doesn’t understand the problem or why the Democrat approach is such a menacing threat.

The trouble with Trump’s statement is that it’s wrong on two fronts. First, everyone cannot be protected, and second, it’s wrong and even futile, to use public policy to ensure that they are. The unchallenged assumption is that sexual deviants cannot be protected, or made to feel comfortable in our society, without jeopardizing the security of girls and women. Attempting to protect people from the consequences of their own destructive behavior is not a legitimate role of any government and will never succeed.

Unless taxpayers are willing to embark upon a national building campaign to accommodate the gender-confused, and unless businesses are going to be forced to provide separate facilities for transsexuals, transvestites and other reprobates, everyone cannot be protected. We cannot protect women and girls and still allow the sexually-confused to have access to them. But the horrible and intolerable injustice of the sole Democrat proposal is that innocent women and girls must be put at risk solely for the comfort and convenience of sexual misfits. That’s as wrong as wrong can be.

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