Obama’s great bathroom edict

The Obama administration is full of oddities all ignored by the media.  Obama’s bowing episodes, for example, with the international media video recording deep bows to the Saudi king and the emperor of Japan.  Then there is Obama’s personal contempt for certain foreign leaders, notably Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin, but also 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II (whose personal garden at Windsor Garden was ruined by three of Obama’s presidential helicopters in 2011).

Obama has constantly tried to meddle in the domestic affairs of our (former) allies, like Egypt and Israel, but also Britain.  Obama publicly commanded Egypt’s President Mubarak to step down, a gross insult to a close ally.  He tried to topple what was long considered the pillar of peace in the Middle East.

Then there is Obama’s much-resented advice to African countries like Kenya to allow freer homosexual behavior, when Africans are still dying from an HIV epidemic.

And now we have Obama’s Bathroom Gender Edict, telling local school districts to let boys and girls from six to sixteen decide whichever bathroom they “really” identify with, regardless of the rights of others.  The president of the United States is coming to rescue you from gender-assignment tyranny, children!

Somehow the Founders forgot to include that as one of the enumerated powers of the president.

Troubling?  Weird?  Yes, you might think so.

The delicate growth of gender identity is one of the most emotionally sensitive threads in human life.  Our commissars of P.C. have no right to meddle in anyone’s sexuality or personal identity.  Privacy protection is even more important to the most vulnerable among us. 

Obama’s bathroom meddling is therefore unbelievably arrogant and potentially destructive.  Adults have a duty to protect children from exactly that kind of invasive, ruthless arrogance.  Children need privacy and autonomy just as the rest of us do. 

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Stay out of it, Mr. President, and leave those matters to parents and children themselves.

The Obama administration is full of oddities all ignored by the media.  Obama’s bowing episodes, for example, with the international media video recording deep bows to the Saudi king and the emperor of Japan.  Then there is Obama’s personal contempt for certain foreign leaders, notably Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin, but also 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II (whose personal garden at Windsor Garden was ruined by three of Obama’s presidential helicopters in 2011).

Obama has constantly tried to meddle in the domestic affairs of our (former) allies, like Egypt and Israel, but also Britain.  Obama publicly commanded Egypt’s President Mubarak to step down, a gross insult to a close ally.  He tried to topple what was long considered the pillar of peace in the Middle East.

Then there is Obama’s much-resented advice to African countries like Kenya to allow freer homosexual behavior, when Africans are still dying from an HIV epidemic.

And now we have Obama’s Bathroom Gender Edict, telling local school districts to let boys and girls from six to sixteen decide whichever bathroom they “really” identify with, regardless of the rights of others.  The president of the United States is coming to rescue you from gender-assignment tyranny, children!

Somehow the Founders forgot to include that as one of the enumerated powers of the president.

Troubling?  Weird?  Yes, you might think so.

The delicate growth of gender identity is one of the most emotionally sensitive threads in human life.  Our commissars of P.C. have no right to meddle in anyone’s sexuality or personal identity.  Privacy protection is even more important to the most vulnerable among us. 

Obama’s bathroom meddling is therefore unbelievably arrogant and potentially destructive.  Adults have a duty to protect children from exactly that kind of invasive, ruthless arrogance.  Children need privacy and autonomy just as the rest of us do. 

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Stay out of it, Mr. President, and leave those matters to parents and children themselves.