A man is not a woman. A woman is not a man. Playing make-believe changes none of the biological reality of gender. Republicans, better than anyone, should understand the importance of maintaining a realistic, scientific, and intellectual view of human biology. The Republican Party is the party of common sense, but if certain elected officials are any indication, some are willing to sacrifice objective reality in order to “broaden our party.”
States all across the country have passed legislation designed to protect female athletes from having to compete against men. Other states have passed legislation designed to protect children from being physically or chemically castrated, from having their penises cut off, or to keep their vaginas from being teraformed into disfigured mutilation. After all, atrocities like female circumcision occur far more commonly among minors who can’t say no to the insane ideologies of their parents.
One would think that bills protecting girls from being beat up by boys or protecting children from the perverted wishes of their parents and doctors willing to sterilize or mutilate children would be non-controversial. But thanks to the powerful LGBTQXYZLMNOP lobby, trannies have weak-willed Republicans on the run.
Even in Montana, Republican legislators voted against HB112 and HB113, largely out of the misguided notion that it’s “government intrusion” to protect kids from becoming test subjects on the Island of Dr. Moreau. Among these include Republican freshman legislator, Mallorie Stromswald (“R”-Billings). But Stromswold is small potatoes compared to two governors who have vetoed legislation that would protect kids from insane humans who think gender can be changed by playing in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
Governor Krisiti Noem vetoed HB1217, which would have banned boys from competing in girls’ sports. Noem cited possible consequences from the NCAA, which as a part of the university system as one might suspect, is fantastically woke and hell-bent on signaling their social justice virtue. Ultimately, the South Dakota legislature rejected her proposed changes to the bill.
Meanwhile, despite the best efforts of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a bill brought before him that would have banned puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for children, the General Assembly was having none of it, voting Tuesday to override his veto and making theirs the first state in the country to prohibit these sorts of child abuse.
The bill, HB 1570, also dubbed the excellent and accurate “Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act” (SAFE), was vetoed by Hutchinson because “if the bill becomes law, then we are creating new standards of legislative interference with physicians and parents as they deal with some of the most complex and sensitive matters involving young people.”
Naturally, he was roasted and called out by conservatives.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tuesday night, the host wasted no time tearing into him, asking the governor why he was “pro-choice on the chemical castration of children?” Hutchinson explained:
“If this had been a bill that simply prohibited chemical castration, I would have signed the bill…[But] this bill was overbroad, it was extreme, it went far beyond what you just said.
If this was about prohibiting procedures, sex reassignment surgery- absolutely I would have signed that bill. But this is the first law in the nation that invokes the state between medical decisions, parents who consent to that, and the decision of the patient. And so, this goes way too far. And in fact, it doesn’t even have a grandfather clause that those young people that are under hormonal treatment.
When pressed by Carlson on the logic of that, Hutchinson brought up a new line of defense, quoting his conservative creds and explaining that he supports ‘limited government’, arguing that governments shouldn’t get involved in medical decisions between parents and doctors.
I signed pro-life bills. I sign many bills that would be looked at as very conservative. But this is one that crosses the line. There is no need for it.
Conservatives will not long tolerate Republican elected leaders who cave on the issue of transgenderism. The notion is unscientific, medically untenable, and is religiously superstitious (it presupposes the notion of a soul, and that the soul can be a different gender from the body). Basing policies upon such metaphysical, spookily supernatural notions is tantamount to establishing a religion.
Republicans would be far better off providing treatment for Americans suffering from gender dysphoria, to help them acquire the necessary means to alleviate their mental health condition.