It’s interesting that Gov. McCrory is taking heat for the passage of the so-called “bathroom bill.” He was opposed to the idea of a special session.
Nevertheless, the driveby media is busily taking dictation from the radical left regarding HB 2 — which basically ratified the idea that ordinances and protections need to be uniform across the state and confirmed the supremacy of the state’s general statutes. *Scary, huh?*
Well, the angry class-warriors (um, what’s left of them) at the N&O and their comrades at PolitifactNC have chimed in, of course, labeling McCrory a liar on HB2:
[…]Ever since North Carolina passed a new state law banning cities and counties from enacting their own ordinances on discrimination laws, minimum wages and more, Republican leaders have been on the defensive in the face of national attention.
A major talking point has been that, even despite the new law, nothing has actually changed. Gov. Pat McCrory has said as much in person as well as in written statements. Other GOP leaders who supported the bill have done the same.
“We have not taken away any rights that have currently existed in any city in North Carolina, from Raleigh to Durham to Chapel Hill to Charlotte,” McCrory said at a press conference Monday. “Every city and every corporation has the exact same discrimination policy this week as they had two weeks ago.”
We’re going to focus specifically on the claim about cities. When asked about it at that press conference Monday, McCrory said he was blindsided by the question and couldn’t answer it.
The reporter had asked, specifically, about the status of a housing discrimination ordinance in Greensboro and a policy in Raleigh that said any contractors who wanted to do business with the local government needed to have policies forbidding discrimination against gay or transgender people.
Carrboro also has a similar policy for contractors.
A spokesman for the governor later said local housing ordinances wouldn’t be affected, citing a part of the bill that exempts “any private club or other establishment not, in fact, open to the public.”
But he had no answers about Carrboro and Raleigh on Monday. He didn’t respond to a follow-up email sent Wednesday. Another spokesman responded only to say he wasn’t the right person to ask.
Perhaps that’s because the law does invalidate those ordinances.
“He’s completely wrong about that, unfortunately,” said Carrboro’s town attorney, Nick Herman, about McCrory’s claim that the law doesn’t take away any existing rights.
Herman said the governor’s comments surprised him. Carrboro, for years, has had a policy that contractors paid by the town must have anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation or gender identity. And HB2 specifically says that local governments do not have the right to put any such requirements on contractors.
The governor and the legislature CAN’T grant and take away rights. Those are spelled out in The United States Constitution. Using the restroom in the Carrboro McDonald’s is a privilege — NOT a right. Shopping in Wal-Mart is a privilege — NOT a right. Just like holding a driver’s license.
Here’s The New York Times from 2015:
[…] Since the Social Security Administration started in 1936, 135,367 people have changed their name to one of the opposite gender, and 30,006 also changed their sex accordingly, the study found. Of Americans who participated in the 2010 census, 89,667 had changed their names and 21,833 had also changed their sex.[…]
I wonder if one of those was ‘A Boy Named Sue’? (As a comparison, there are roughly 251,000 AMISH people living in the United States. As of 2002, roughly 16 million Americans admitted they believe Elvis is still alive.)
Seriously, though. Since 2010, only 21,833 people in the United States have changed their gender. I guess that means they “identify” as the opposite gender. There are roughly 300 million people in the United States. So, that would mean we’re talking about roughly .0073% of the U.S. population. So, we’re trying to alter the laws of nature and make these sweeping changes for the benefit of .0073% of the US population?
EVEN the lefty nut-cases who run Asheville say that a gender-neutral bathroom ordinance — like what Charlotte passed — for the benefit of trannies is UNNEEDED.
HB 2 says the General Statutes are the final word on individual protections under the law. The last time I checked, the General Statutes say that assault is illegal. It also says discrimination on the basis of gender, race, and religion are NO GOOD.
I understand they were blocking traffic in Chapel Hill the other day over the passage of this bill. Try holding a Bible study in a public park in Chapel Hill and see how much “tolerance” that crowd shows you.
Among mainstream America, we shake our heads and roll our eyes in dismay when big government types do stuff like ObamaCare, gays in the military, raise taxes. Suggest that boys MUST use the boys’ restroom and the loony left’s heads collectively explode with fury. They are the ones who eschew “tolerance” and run around threatening boycotts and financial ruin if people don’t see things their way. THAT is why you see all of these corporate shills tucking tail and falling in line with the mob. Who wants financial ruin?
I know. The rest of us don’t have time to block traffic and protest. We have jobs to do and families to raise. We have lives. But sitting back and letting these people continue to eat away at the remnants of our culture and society — the things that made America great — is no longer an acceptable choice.
5 thoughts on “Bathroom brouhaha”
Right on. Let’s kill the monster behind most of this insanity. Our Legislature needs to put the educational establishment on a much shorter leash. When public schools become government schools, they switched from educating to brainwashing. The solution is in the budgeting process along with some real oversight and accountability.
The governator was setup and he bit and is in now caught up in the nets of the Democrats via Roy Cooper.
The Democrats have highly targeted NC’s gubernatorial race as a better than average chance of winning and “Poor Pat” should have listened to his gut. Instead he is the joke of every liberal radio and media junkie nationwide. Even the governors of NY and NJ have taken their swing and have connected.
McCrory was in trouble electorally before this bathroom issue, but now well it’s going to be a long hot summer.
The unfortunate thing for McCrory there is no one hit party pull on the voting machines any longer and historically NC will vote Red Presidentially, but Blue when it comes to the governor’s race.
Horsehockey! I suspect that polls in NC will show overwhelming support for bathroom privacy. Normal people do not want to use public bathrooms or locker rooms with persons of the opposite sex. When the Peoples Republic of Houston adopted a similar city ordinance to Charlotte’s, the voters threw it out in a referendum by a landslide.
We can be proud of Governor Pat having the backbone on this that so many RINOs did not, including the cowardly governor of Georgia.
The nutjobs who cannot look between their legs to figure out if they are a boy or a girl are a very tiny minority, and they should not be the tail that wags the dog.
McCroy is taking heat because he signed and backs HB 2, that it was a rare and expensive emergency session – for a non-emergency is beside the point.
Every day since the bill was signed, new economic sanctions are being declared on the State due to the 19th Century thinking that inspired the bill. Other State governments, large corporations, sporting events, trade shows, etc. are dropping NC venues like a hot potato because of this treatment of our citizens.
Emphasizing that nothing is changed in this bill is blatantly false. It is now nearly impossible for any normal citizen of the state to advance a discrimination suit since they only have access to the expensive and more selective Federal Courts to do so. What has NOT changed is that innocent people will continue to be discriminated against since HB 2 removes local governments from protecting its citizens.
#MakeNCSafe Act or #PrivacyAct is the right name for this bill. It simply re-iterates what we have lived and followed and has worked for generations in NC since the invention of the stick figures on the outside of bathrooms. It’s common sense and it prevents pervs from using that stupid Charlotte ordinance to perform lude acts on innocent people. The ordinance was wrong and McCrory and the NCGA FOR ONCE listened to reason and common sense, traditional principles.
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