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Friday, February 24, 2017

Maybe The Real Problem Is Avoiding Responsibility

There's a suggestion at Power Line that perhaps the source of some of the supposed outrage from various Democrat governors over the withdrawal by President Trump or the Obama guidance to school districts regarding transgender students is that those governors will now have to get involved with making decisions on that issue.  It's one thing to have Washington send out a directive to the entire nation; voters won't hold the governor or the legislature responsible for the resulting policies.  On the other hand, if there is no federal directive, the issue is left to the states.  If Democrats like Dan Malloy in my state of Connecticut have to step in an make a determination about what school districts are to do with regard to transgenders and their use of bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, it requires the governor and legislature to take responsibility for those determinations.  Just wait until we see transgenders wanting to play on women's sports teams so that the governor has to get involved there too. 

Right now, it seems that a clear majority of American do not favor forcing schools to have transgenders using locker rooms and showers or even bathrooms with those of the opposite biological sex.  That puts the Democrats on the wrong side of that issue.  It won't swing the statewide vote in a place like New York where the Democrat majority is so great.  In states where the margins are close, however, backlash on this issue could actually decide elections.  No wonder the Democrat governors are so upset.

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