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  • U.S.A. Becoming a Police State?

    Who’s to keep AMERICA  from becoming a police state?

    Angry American Voters

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WERE ANGRY LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

    Everybody in the U.S.A. IS ANGRY OR OFFENDED  BY SOMETHING AND/OR SOMEBODY.

    WHO’S ANGRY AND WHO’S VIOLENT?

    MANY ANGRY, OFFENDED PEOPLE  RESORTED TO VIOLENCE, KILLING COPS, ARSON  LOOTING, AND DISRUPTING.

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    WHO’S ANGRY? AND WHO’S VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP?

    GO FIGURE….

    DONALD TRUMPS 2015-2016 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE  CORRUPTING  INFLUENCE OF POLITICO ESTABLISHMENTS SUPER PACTS POLITICAL $$$$$ CONTRIBUTIONS .

    DONALD TRUMP CAN NOT BE BOUGHT AND HE WILL NOT SELL  AMERICAN CITIZENS OUT TO ANY COUNTRY OR ESTABLISHMENT.

    What’s to STOP AMERICA  from becoming a police state?

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES AND DONALD TRUMP, SHALL  ACT AND VOTE FOR THE RESTORATION OF  THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…

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    AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    DONALD TRUMP HAS PLEDGED   …

    RESTORATION OF JUSTICE

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    Just asking? Just saying…. Would that pledged include?

    NO MORE AG LYNCHING OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

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    ALL LIVES MATTER

    APPOINTING CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
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    RESTORATION OF DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY,

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    RESTORATION OF LAW AND ORDER

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    RESTORATION OF THE COMMON DEFENSE,  PROTECTING AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM THEIR OWN U.S. GOVERNMENT, TERRORISTS  AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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    RESTORATION OF THE GENERAL WELFARE, STATE SOVEREIGNTY, ALL LIVES MATTER, BRINGING JOBS BACK TO AMERICA, VETS LIVES MATTER, STATE CONTROLLED EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN.

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    RESTORATION TO SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES, THE BLESSING OF ONE NATION UNDER GOD, REBUILDING THE MILITARY

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    RESTORATION OF OUR POSTERITY, ECONOMIC, BUILDING A FENCE, CLOSING DOWN THE BOARDERS,  STOP THE GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AND GIVING PUBLIC LAND BACK TO THE PEOPLE
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    WHO’S ANGRY AND WHO’S VIOLENT?

    As an informed citizen, I consider the following case to be one of the biggest domestic (homeland security) threats to American liberty.

    The Guardian1 day ago
    County Sheriff Nelson said Finicum was struck in the back by three of the bullets, which were fired by state troopers who were behind him as he appeared to reach for a weapon.
    Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says
    shows that the three fatal shots , fired by Oregon State Police were justified “and, in fact, necessary”
     To see and hear what it was like to have been in the vehicle, watch this video:
    It has created a new American awakening from both the Left and the Right. It “shocks our conscience.”

    Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle – The Westerner

    thewesterner.blogspot.com/…/dramaticvideo-from-insidefinicums.html

    12 hours ago – Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle. Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert …

    The American people are outraged at this inhumanity, this brutality and barbarism by the courts and law enforcement.

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    APPOINTING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES?

    Utah v Strieff Oral Argument | Video | C-SPAN.org

    www.c-span.org/video/?404140-1/utahvstriefforalargument

     0:345 on the video.

    Feb 2, 2016 oral statement that Justice Sotomayor

    Reasonable cause? Probable cause in the course of a police stop?

    What’s to keep us from becoming a police state?

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    WHO’S TO KEEP AMERICA FROM BECOMING A POLICE STATE?
    VOTING AMERICAN CITIZENS WERE ANGRY LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
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    JEANETTE FINICUM RESPONDS TO OREGON STATE AND FBI INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

    According to the news story from Portland Oregon: “Officials investigating the death of Robert [LaVoy] Finicum are ready to release results” of the fatal shooting “during a Jan. 26 traffic stop while trying to arrest the rancher and others involved in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.”

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    NEWS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Cherilyn Bacon Eagar
    for the LaVoy Finicum family
    Cell: 801-592-4245
    Email: Cherilyn@CherilynEagar.com

    March 8, 2016, St. George, UT.
    — LaVoy Finicum’s wife Jeanette Finicum released this statement at a news conference in St. George, Utah:
    The news conference held earlier today in Bend, Oregon to release the report of the investigation regarding my husband’s death was to be expected. No surprises. The purpose of that announcement was for state and federal agencies to continue to lay the foundation of their legal case.
    However, they also continue to bring forward selective evidence. As in all such situations there is another side to this story. We will provide a more thorough analysis at a follow up news conference tomorrow and will be taking questions at that time. Meanwhile, we continue to maintain my husband’s innocence.
    According to the news story from Portland Oregon: “Officials investigating the death of Robert [LaVoy] Finicum are ready to release results” of the fatal shooting “during a Jan. 26 traffic stop while trying to arrest the rancher and others involved in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.”
    As a family, along with our lawyers, we deny this statement. This was not a traffic stop. It was an ambush with a roadblock placed on a blind curve along a lonely stretch of highway. I am told that in law enforcement and prosecuting circles this is called a “Deadman’s blockade,” and is designed to allow a “kill stop” which is illegal.
    The news story continues: “The FBI said Finicum was shot after reaching for a gun…”. We reject that statement. The FBI’s aerial video was of poor quality, edited and provided no audio. Our family asserts that he was shot with both hands up, he was not reaching for anything at the time of the first shot. He was walking with his hands in the air, a symbol of surrender. When he reached down to his left hip he was reacting to the pain of having been shot.
    I can hardly believe that a team of qualified law officers could look at the facts in this case and say that no criminal laws were violated.
    How could they have reached this decision in the face of evidence that clearly shows intent to kill my husband?
    We have talked with an independent investigator who has stated that the “video proves a set up assassination.”
    Many people, including my lawyers, have tried to prepare me for this—-“be strong”, “accept this with peace” —–but I don’t think anything could prepare me to accept what is so clearly a finding that challenges the Constitution that my husband died defending.
    I know that under the Constitution the men who shot my husband to death, while he was surrendering, are entitled to due process of law—-but they are not entitled to walk free and not have to face the same legal process that is a barrier to you or to me.
    They shot my husband, they left him lying in the snowbank—no medical assistance, no charges, no arraignment, no preliminary hearing, no indictment, and no trial by a jury, — and should they just walk free? It just is not right.
    The consolation I have is that hundreds of thousands of Americans have seen and know the truth and believe as I do that my husband was murdered “intentionally, deliberately and with malice.”
    My lawyer has assured me that we will seek justice in a different court, under different circumstances—and I look forward to the day when these men do face a jury that is unbiased enough to return a fair verdict.
    After the Finicum funeral, rallies spontaneously began to organize in many states. The organizers counted, possibly as many as 300 rallies took place throughout the country, in every state but Rhode Island.
    It has been asked how this movement got such momentum so quickly. When Americans heard the details of this story and how these American patriots who have no criminal record and who have stood on the same interpretation of the US Constitution as Justice Scalia have been treated, the actions of law enforcement and the FBI have “shock [ed] the conscience.” Our Supreme Court has set as the standard guideline for practices of law enforcement that are unacceptable to our society, as those that “shock the conscience”.
    A Deadman’s blockade with the intent to kill “shocks the conscience.” Shooting to kill with both hand up “shocks the conscience.”
    Violating the 8th Amendment – cruel and unusual punishment – by placing Americans with no criminal records, who are apparently guilty of defending the US Constitution and the overreach of federal authorities, into solitary confinement and then removing their constitutional right to bear arms are two examples of how elected and appointed officials in the court system, legislative bodies and in law enforcement are violating the Constitution they swear to uphold.
    The Supreme Court has referred to solitary confinement as being “violently insane.” The court has recognized that solitary confinement tortures our human brain and diminishes our God given strength to overcome obstacles.
    Solitary confinement is a form of torture that often drives prisoners mad.
    Last year a Supreme Court Justice wrote a concurring opinion that described the history of solitary confinement and said the practice bears a “peculiar mark of infamy” in its ability to shatter the minds and spirits of prisoners.
    Who are we? We are outraged that men and women who have no criminal records and who posed no threat during the protest in Oregon are being treated as mere animals.
    The American people are outraged at this inhumanity, this brutality and barbarism by the courts and law enforcement. It has created a new American awakening from both the Left and the Right. It “shocks our conscience.” And that is why around 300 rallies spontaneously organized in support of my husband’s assassination and these patriots who are being held as political prisoners.
    Again, my lawyer has assured me that we will seek justice in a different court, under different circumstances—
    We will be commenting on the FBI’s and Deschutes County press release tomorrow after we review their findings fully.
    Thank you.

    Bottom line

    ARE YOU ANGRY NOW? ARE YOU VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP?


  • The Ethnic Cleansing of American Citizens

    The Ethnic Cleansing of American Citizens

    If you see something Say something

    The Ethnic Cleansing of American Citizens is remarkably similar to

    The Ethnic Cleansing of Native Indian Tribes when the U.S. government took their land.
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    In 1803 Thomas Jefferson said, we shall push our trading uses, and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt,
    because we observe that when these debts get beyond what the individuals can pay, they become willing to lop them off by a cession of lands.”
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    This Dec. 7, 1841 State of the Union Address stands out
    John Tyler First State of the Union Address
    “The war with the Indian tribes on the peninsula of Florida has during the last summer and fall been prosecuted with untiring activity and zeal…

    Numbers have been captured, and still greater numbers have surrendered and have been transported to join their brethren on the lands elsewhere allotted to them by the Government.”
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    THE STATE OF THE UNION MARCH 10, 2016
    “The war with the protesters on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon has during the last summer and fall been prosecuted with untiring activity and zeal…

    Behind My Back | Shooting him three times in the back

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/03/09/4775/

    1 day ago – Shooting him three times in the back County Sheriff Nelson said Finicum was struck in the back by three of the bullets, which were fired by state …

    If you do only thing today, watch this video.

    Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle – The Westerner

    thewesterner.blogspot.com/…/dramaticvideo-from-insidefinicums.html

    1 day ago – Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle. Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert …
    thewesterner.blogspot.com/…/dramatic–video-from-inside–finicums.html

    Indeed, Numbers have been captured, and still greater numbers have surrendered and have been transported to join their brethren elsewhere to prisons allotted to them by the U.S. Government.”

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    WHO COUNTS? AND WHO’S COUNTING?
    PIE N POLITICS

    Bundy situations: 37 indictments of updated info 3-3-16

    pienpolitics.com/?p=25177

    Bundy situations: 37 indictments of updated info 3-3-16. Mar 4, 2016. Agriculture, Bundy Battle … Ryan Bundy, Bunkerville, NV (NV court 3/17; OR jury trial 4/19)
    by Liz Bowen

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    The Ethnic Cleansing of Native Americans Crime Magazine

    www.crimemagazine.com/ethnic-cleansing-native-americans
    Apr 5, 2013 – America was a growing nation, and it needed living space for white settlers and their slaves. They had something similar in Nazi Germany – it was called Lebensraum – living space. … The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements, and the capture of as many prisoners …

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    Nearly every president of the 18th and 19th centuries – including Jackson – claimed that they wanted to help the Indians; to civilize the Indians; to Christianize the Indians. But what they really wanted was their land.

    BBC – History – World Wars: Hitler and ‘Lebensraum’ in the

    www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/…/hitler_lebensraum_01.shtml
    BBC
    Mar 30, 2011 – Why did Hitler look to the east to expand in WW2? … Adolf Hitler developed the belief that Germany required Lebensraum (‘living space’) in order to survive. The conviction that this living space could be gained only in the east, … healthy, species must continually expand the amount of space they occupy, …
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    The Ethnic Cleansing of Native Americans Crime Magazine

    www.crimemagazine.com/ethnic-cleansing-native-americans
    Apr 5, 2013 – From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing into law when he signed THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT IN 1830. … In 1830, it was called “The
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    In 1803, the year of the Louisiana Purchase, President Jefferson wrote a letter to William Henry Harrison, a future U.S. President who was then governor of the Indiana Territory, explaining what should be done with the Native Americans inhabiting the wild frontier.
    Jefferson went on to explain:

    “When they (the Indians) withdraw themselves to the culture of a small piece of land,
    they will perceive how useless to them are their extensive forests,
    and will be willing to pare them off from time to time in exchange for necessaries for their farms and families.
    To promote this disposition to exchange lands, which they have to spare and we want, for necessaries, which we have to spare and they want,

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    IN 1803 JEFFERSON SAID, WE SHALL PUSH OUR TRADING USES, AND BE GLAD TO SEE THE GOOD AND INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUALS AMONG THEM RUN IN DEBT,
    BECAUSE WE OBSERVE THAT WHEN THESE DEBTS GET BEYOND WHAT THE INDIVIDUALS CAN PAY, THEY BECOME WILLING TO LOP THEM OFF BY A CESSION OF LANDS.”

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    And if any Indians make trouble, Jefferson wrote, they would be driven out of their lands.
    “Should any tribe be foolhardy enough to take up the hatchet at any time,” he told Harrison,“the seizing the whole country of that tribe, and driving them across the Mississippi, as the only condition of peace,

    WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS, AND A FURTHERANCE OF OUR FINAL CONSOLIDATION.”

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    This was the final solution for the Indians – a policy that would result in their being driven from their ancestral lands and shunted onto barren reservations.

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    IN 1807 JEFFERSON MADE THIS CLEAR FOUR YEARS LATER WHEN HE WROTE THAT IF THE INDIANS DID NOT COOPERATE, THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE “TO PURSUE INDIANS TO EXTERMINATION, or to drive them to new seats beyond our reach.”
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    The following are direct quotes from State of the Union Addresses by nine U.S. Presidents. They show a consistent policy, from one administration to the next, to remove Native Americans from their ancestral lands.

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    James Monroe
    First State of the Union Address
    December 12, 1817
    “The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort.”
    “In terminating Indian hostilities, as must soon be done…the emigration, which has heretofore been great, will probably increase, and the demand for land and the augmentation in its value be in like proportion.”

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    Sixth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 3, 1822
    “It is essential to the growth and prosperity of the (Florida) Territory, as well as to the interests of the Union, that those Indians should be removed, by special compact with them, to some other position or concentration within narrower limits.”

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    Eighth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 7, 1824
    One of the goals of the federal government, he said, was “the extinguishment of the Indian title to large tracts of fertile territory.”

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    John Quincy Adams
    Fourth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 2, 1828
    “They were, moreover, considered as savages, whom it was our policy and our duty to use our influence in converting to Christianity and in bringing within the pale of civilization.”

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    Andrew Jackson
    Second State of the Union Address
    Dec. 6, 1830
    “It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly 30 years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation.”

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    Eighth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 5, 1836
    “The national policy, founded alike in interest and in humanity, so long and so steadily pursued by this Government for the removal of the Indian tribes originally settled on this side of the Mississippi to the west of that river, may be said to have been consummated by the conclusion of the late treaty with the Cherokees.”

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    Martin Van Buren
    First State of the Union Address
    Dec. 5, 1837
    “The system of removing the Indians west of the Mississippi, commenced by Mr. Jefferson in 1804, has been steadily persevered in by every succeeding President, and may be considered the settled policy of the country.”

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    Second State of the Union Address
    Dec. 3, 1838
    “It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.”
    Fourth State of the Union Address (Dec. 5, 1840
    “The removal of the Indians from within our settled borders is nearly completed.”
    “Since the spring of 1837 more than 40,000 Indians have been removed to their new homes west of the Mississippi…”

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    Millard Fillmore
    Third State of the Union Address
    Dec. 6, 1852
    “The removal of the remnant of the tribe of Seminole Indians from Florida has long been a cherished object of the Government, and it is one to which my attention has been steadily directed.”

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    James K. Polk
    First State of the Union Address
    Dec. 2, 1845
    “Our relations with the Indian tribes are of a favorable character. The policy of removing them to a country designed for their permanent residence west of the Mississippi, and without the limits of the organized States and Territories, is better appreciated by them than it was a few years ago.”

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    Fourth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 5, 1848
    “The title to all the Indian lands within the several States of our Union, with the exception of a few small reservations, is now extinguished, and a vast region opened for settlement and cultivation.”
    “Within the last four years eight important treaties have been negotiated with different Indian tribes, and at a cost of $1,842,000; Indian lands to the amount of more than 18,500,000 acres have been ceded to the United States, and provision has been made for settling in the country west of the Mississippi the tribes which occupied this large extent of the public domain.”
    (The payment amounted to 10¢ an acre.)

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    “The immediate and only cause of the existing hostility of the Indians of OREGON is represented to have been the long delay of the United States in making to them some trifling compensation, in such articles as they wanted, for the country now occupied by our emigrants, which the Indians claimed and over which they formerly roamed.”

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    John Tyler
    First State of the Union Address
    Dec. 7, 1841
    “The war with the Indian tribes on the peninsula of Florida has during the last summer and fall been prosecuted with untiring activity and zeal…Numbers have been captured, and still greater numbers have surrendered and have been transported to join their brethren on the lands elsewhere allotted to them by the Government.”

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    Fourth State of the Union Address
    Dec. 3, 1844
    “The Executive has abated no effort in carrying into effect the well-established policy of the Government which contemplates a removal of all the tribes residing within the limits of the several States beyond those limits, and it is now enabled to congratulate the country at the prospect of an early consummation of this object.”

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    Abraham Lincoln
    Third State of the Union Address
    Dec. 8, 1863
    “The measures provided at your last session for the removal of certain Indian tribes have been carried into effect. Sundry treaties have been negotiated, which will in due time be submitted for the constitutional action of the Senate. They contain stipulations for extinguishing the possessory rights of the Indians to large and valuable tracts of lands.”

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    Ulysses S. Grant
    Second State of the Union Address
    Dec. 5, 1870
    “I entertain the confident hope that the policy now pursued will in a few years bring all the Indians upon reservations…”

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    Third State of the Union Address
    Dec. 4, 1871
    “…by the law of April 10, 1869, many tribes of Indians have been induced to settle upon reservations.”
    “Such a course might in time be the means of collecting most of the Indians now between the Missouri and the Pacific and south of the British possessions into one Territory or one State.

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    Fifth State of the Union Address
    Dec.1, 1873
    “The Indian Territory south of Kansas and west of Arkansas is sufficient in area and agricultural resources to support all the Indians east of the Rocky Mountains. In time, no doubt, all of them, except a few who may elect to make their homes among white people, will be collected there.”
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    The State of the Union March 10, 2016
    The Oregonian

    Oregon standoff: Three refuge militants face fresh charges in

    www.oregonlive.com/oregonstandoff/2016/…/post_7.h…
    OregonLive.com

    7 days ago – Oregon standoff: Three refuge militants face fresh charges in Nevada … “organize the gunmen” who confronted the BLM agents in Nevada.
    THE LEGAL NET TIGHTENED THURSDAY ON MILITANTS INVOLVED IN ARMED STANDOFFS IN NEVADA AND OREGON AS FEDERAL PROSECUTORS LEVIED FRESH CHARGES AGAINST TWO MORE BUNDY BROTHERS AND 12 OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/03/post_7.html#incart_2box

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  • Mandated EPA Stormwater Fee

    The Unfunded Unaffordable Mandated EPA Stormwater Program

    Thereby, In other words, the EPA’S going rate for falling rain, causing stormwater run off.

    Do any of our federal state and local elected representative care if cities, communities and families are being  nickel-and-dimed to into poverty by these unfunded Unaffordable federal mandates?

    Do any of our federal state and local elected representative care we the people are to expose to financial hardship or bankruptcy by the accumulation of unfunded Unaffordable mandates imposed by the EPA? 

    Are our federal, state and local  elected representative totally clueless ? EPA mandates could weaken municipal finances … with an unaffordable unfunded mandate, to be imposed via new stormwater management requirements.

    If a  citizen senior, or other, want water and heat for thir home, they must pay their utility bill.

    If a citizen senior or other, wants to keep their home, they must  pay their county property tax.

    Authority for Storm Water Fees/Unfunded Federal Mandates

    attorneygeneral.tn.gov/op/2012/op12-96.pdf

    Oct 9, 2012 – Authority for Storm Water Fees/Unfunded Federal Mandates. QUESTIONS. 1. Is the “storm water fee” charged to customers by some water utility …

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    Stormwater program an unfunded state/federal mandate …

    www.albanyherald.com/…/stormwaterunfundedfe
    The Albany Herald

    Aug 30, 2013 – That’s an additional $4.8 million.” The stormwater program comes to the city as an unfunded mandate from the state’s Environmental Protection …

    EPA mandates could weaken municipal finances … with an unaffordable unfunded mandate, to be imposed via new stormwater management requirements.

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    City of Port Angeles WA Utility Bill

    I’ve been watching the City of Port Angeles, nickle and dime its residence into poverty, for the last year or so, with inflated utility bills.

    City Manager | Port Angeles, WA – Official Website

    https://waportangeles.civicplus.com/130/CityManager

    Find out about the Port Angeles city manager, including their roles and responsibilities and contact information. … The city manager operates as the chief executive officer of the city, and is responsible to the City Council for … 321 E 5th Street

    THE CITY MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AND TO THE CITY COUNSEL.

    AND IN TURN THE CITY COUNSEL IS ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS OF PA

    The city manager and city counsel have some valid excuses

    “Federal mandates are driving most of our decision making, and we are having to …. EPA’s proposed Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning …

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    OK So, what was the city’s excuse for going to a 28 day billing cycle?

    Please refresh my memory?

    Where we end up paying a comparatively higher monthly amount for every 28 days.

    And, we end up with two utility bills from the city in our hands before we have had time to pay the last one… Their 28 day cycle totally screwed up my bill paying due dates around the 10th of every month.

    As these two cycles overlap, many customers are confused by when a bill is actually overdue, coupled with the arrival of a new bill.

    Then they, the city,  did some 35 day cycle mumbo jumbo so we wouldn’t get 13 utility bills in one year?

    In discussions  about the affordability of ever increasing utility bills, the average middle class working citizens in Port Angeles really don’t get it……

    This is a common comment  “I don’t understand, I keep conserving like the say, cutting back water and cutting back on electricity and still end up paying more and more”

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    I GET IT… IT’S JUST ANOTHER FEE..

    I’m a senior citizen on low income Social Security. I have owned my home in Port Angeles for 40 years.  I live alone in my home with an 8 pound dog.

    I’ve been watching the City of Port Angeles, nickle and dime its senior citizens into poverty, for the last year or so, with inflated utility bills.

    I GET IT… IT’S JUST ANOTHER FEE.

    If I want water and heat in my home, I must pay the utility bill, no matter how unaffordable the EPA Wastewater Mandate Fee  becomes.

    IF I WANT TO KEEP MY HOME.. I CAN KEEP MY  HOME

    I must  pay the county property tax, no matter how unaffordable the attached EPA Wastewater Mandate Fee becomes.

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    In addition… research indicates that…

    Property Taxes/General Fund
    Many communities fund stormwater management through property taxes paid into their general funds?
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    I see a charge of $168.00 has been added, for CITY STORMWATER RUNOFF  on my Clallam County property tax, for my home in Port Angeles WA

    My total assessment/fees Clallam County Property Tax are only $169.93.

    I see my Clallam County Tax/fee statement has doubled in cost.

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    My City of Port Angeles Utility bill for Jan 2016?

    Here’s how water related charges are reflected on my statement

    SPECIFICALLY,  I’M ASKING THE CITY OF PA FOR AN ACCOUNTING, BREAK IT DOWN,  EXACTLY WHAT DOLLAR AMOUNT AM I BEING CHARGED ON MY  UTILITY BILL FOR  THE EPA UNFUNDED MANDATED  STORM WATER FEE?

    Double- lined charges reflect increases effective January 1, 2016

    WATER BASE  $3.14

    WATER BASE $26.85

    WATER CONS 0-000 $.11

    WATER CONS 0-000 $.92

    SEWER USAGE 0-429 CF $46.10

    SEWER USAGE 0-429 CF $5.18

    CSO USAGE 0-429 CF $17.17

    CSO USAGE 0-429 CF $1.93

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    Every water related amount on my bill is a doubled lined increase.

    So, my dog and I have the following total amounts

    WATER CONS 0-000 of $1.03 worth of water.

    And, we have a WATER BASE of $29.99

    And, we have a SEWER USAGE 0-429 CF of $51.28

    And, we have a CSO USAGE 0-429 CF of $19.10

    So, my dog and I have been billed $100.37 dollars in one month for water related costs, and paying for unfunded mandates? for WATER CONS 0-000 of $1.03 worth of water.

    And, every other line on my Utility bill has been double-lined as well  to reflect increases on my electricity, garbage, and yard waste….

    Plus a SW UTILITY TAX..

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    And don’t forget…  the EPA UNFUNDED MANDATED  charge of $168.00 for CITY STORMWATER RUNOFF  on my Clallam County property tax for my home in Port Angeles WA.

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    Who knew, the attorney general had defined it as a STORM WATER FEE

    Fee Fie Foe Fum

    The (ARCHAIC) PHRASE has no allusory meaning and, apart from when quoting Shakespeare or Jack the Giant Killer.

    THERE’S LITTLE REASON EVER TO USE IT?

    INDEED! FEE, FEE? FIE, FIE? FOE, FOE? FUM?
    (By archaic definition and word origin)

    EVEN IN ARCHAIC ENGLISH FEE MEANS, “GETETH THE TAX”

    OCT. 26, 2013 IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FORCE US TO PAY MORE TAXES?

    WHAT CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM US?

    The bottom line
    REMEMBER A “FEE” IS NOT A TAX
    AND, A TOLL IS JUST A FEE
    AND, A SERVICE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A CHARGE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A FARE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    bottom line…

    WHAT ELSE CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM US?

    THEY REDUCED MY SOCIAL SECURITY BY $5.00 FOR 2016


  • HB 2589 Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    HB 2589 Act for Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    A WA State ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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    I am pleased to see that SEVERAL of our WA State elected representatives have taken responsibility for nullifying the WA State Bathroom Rule Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015 and have taken an expeditious and appropriate legal action under HB 2589 to amend RCW 49.60.030.

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    Please call or email your elected WA State representatives and ask them to support HB 2589

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.
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    H-3300.2
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    HOUSE BILL 2589
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    State of Washington 64th Legislature 2016 Regular Session

    By Representatives G. Hunt, Short, Van Werven, Rodne, McCabe, Taylor, Holy, Manweller, Shea, Walsh, Scott, Muri, Smith, Schmick, Harmsworth, McCaslin, Kochmar, Condotta, MacEwen, Buys, Griffey, Wilson, Pike, Young, Klippert, Hawkins, Haler, Kretz, Wilcox, Zeiger, Dent, Hargrove, Hickel, Stambaugh, Caldier, Hayes, and Parker

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    The bottom line… full text below

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    full text

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. p. 1
    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and amending RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The right to be free from discrimination because of race,6creed, color, national origin, sex, honorably discharged veteran or7military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory,8mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or9service animal by a person with a disability is recognized as and10declared to be a civil right. This right shall include, but not be11limited to:12
    (a) The right to obtain and hold employment without13discrimination;14
    (b) The right to the full enjoyment of any of the accommodations,15advantages, facilities, or privileges of any place of public resort,16accommodation, assemblage, or amusement;17
    (c) The right to engage in real estate transactions without18discrimination, including discrimination against families with19children;20

    (d) The right to engage in credit transactions without discrimination; 2
    (e) The right to engage in insurance transactions or transactions 3 with health maintenance organizations without discrimination: 4 PROVIDED, That a practice which is not unlawful under RCW 48.30.300, 5 48.44.220, or 48.46.370 does not constitute an unfair practice for 6 the purposes of this subparagraph; 7
    (f) The right to engage in commerce free from any discriminatory 8 boycotts or blacklists. Discriminatory boycotts or blacklists for 9 purposes of this section shall be defined as the formation or 10 execution of any express or implied agreement, understanding, policy 11 or contractual arrangement for economic benefit between any persons 12 which is not specifically authorized by the laws of the United States 13 and which is required or imposed, either directly or indirectly, 14 overtly or covertly, by a foreign government or foreign person in 15 order to restrict, condition, prohibit, or interfere with or in order 16 to exclude any person or persons from any business relationship on 17 the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, honorably discharged 18 veteran or military status, sexual orientation, the presence of any 19 sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog 20 guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or national 21 origin or lawful business relationship: PROVIDED HOWEVER, That 22 nothing herein contained shall prohibit the use of boycotts as 23 authorized by law pertaining to labor disputes and unfair labor 24 practices; and 25
    (g) The right of a mother to breastfeed her child in any place of 26 public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement. 27
    (2) Any person deeming himself or herself injured by any act in 28 violation of this chapter shall have a civil action in a court of 29 competent jurisdiction to enjoin further violations, or to recover 30 the actual damages sustained by the person, or both, together with 31 the cost of suit including reasonable attorneys’ fees or any other 32 appropriate remedy authorized by this chapter or the United States 33 Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, or the Federal Fair Housing 34 Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.). 35
    (3) Except for any unfair practice committed by an employer 36 against an employee or a prospective employee, or any unfair practice 37 in a real estate transaction which is the basis for relief specified 38 in the amendments to RCW 49.60.225 contained in chapter 69, Laws of 39 1993, any unfair practice prohibited by this chapter which is 40

    committed in the course of trade or commerce as defined in the 1 Consumer Protection Act, chapter 19.86 RCW, is, for the purpose of2applying that chapter, a matter affecting the public interest, is not3reasonable in relation to the development and preservation of4business, and is an unfair or deceptive act in trade or commerce.5

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    Question? What happens to the Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015?

    Behind My Back | WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/08/wastatebathroomrule/

    Jan 8, 2016 – WA State Bathroom Rule SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY Chapter … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    What are informed voters going to do about Jay Inslee in 2016 ?

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes


  • Gender Agenda Coming to a School Near You!

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Oct 14, 2014 – Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would …

    The bottom line….

    Do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys

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    Researching and documenting is what I do…

    As a concerned American Grandmother, I am shocked and appalled by the following

    Forgive my repetitiveness…

    added for clarity and the understanding of  reasonable American Families.

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    WOW… WHO KNEW ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

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    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BIOLOGICALLY DETERMINED MALE AND FEMALE ‘SEX’

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    OR ‘TRUE’ HERMAPHRODITISM A GENETIC CONDITION IN WHICH AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS …

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    WHO SAID SO…. The World Health Organization
    (3) The biological process of sex determination controls whether the male or female sexual … The issues of gender assignment, gender verification testing, and legal … ‘True’ hermaphroditism is a genetic condition in which affected individuals …

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    What about transgendered people?

    How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide.

    How is the expanded gender spectrum working IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS  for American teenagers and kids?

    Facts and Figures – American Foundation for Suicide …

    https://www.afsp.org/…suici
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    In that year, someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes on average. … In 2014, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of …

    Suicide Attempts

    No complete count is kept of suicide attempts in the U.S.; however, the CDC gathers data each year from hospitals on non-fatal injuries resulting from self-harm behavior.

    In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior, suggesting that approximately 12 people harm themselves (not necessarily intending to take their lives) for every reported death by suicide. Together, those harming themselves made an estimated total of more than 650,000 hospital visits related to injuries sustained in one or more separate incidents of self-harm behavior.

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    REMEMBERING THAT  ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    Scientific Transgender medical and psychological studies

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery.

    In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.”

    As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”

    Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    UNEDITED Full text Oct 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would have labeled you an extremist on a witch hunt. I know because I made that prediction. And, in response, I received many angry denials from members of a local high school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). “You seem to believe that the LGBTQ movement wants to spark a gender-reformation. How could one reform a biologically accurate thing? Well, it’s not possible…” Another wrote: “The Gay Straight Alliances have done nothing of the sort… They merely have decided… to show that there are so many beautiful people out there that society has not tolerated for the longest of time.” However, two articles published about a week ago in a suburban Chicago high school newspaper show that’s precisely the LGBTQ movement’s intent. The articles appeared in the Statesman, the tax-payer funded student newspaper of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where my husband teaches math. One article entitled, “How vast is the gender spectrum?” argued that limiting gender to male and female is too restrictive. “Nothing is written in black or white,” the article asserted. “In fact, the world is filled with many gray areas. Nowadays, our gender identity is not restricted to two choices: boy or girl.” This is a shocking statement given that Genesis – the foundation for two major world religions – states very clearly in black and white that only two genders exist. Genesis 1:27 states, “God created mankind in his own image… male and female he created them.” Other religions affirm this understanding, as well. In fact, it’s been the established societal view since the beginning of human history. But, in one fell swoop, this article declared this age-old, religious understanding obsolete. And, it asserted this falsehood, not as opinion with attribution, but as fact! A second article in the Statesman further deconstructed traditional and religious sexual mores. When identifying their “sexual orientation,” it encouraged students to think beyond sexual stereotypes – not just heterosexual ones, but homosexual ones too. “I think there are infinite sexual orientations,” a Stevenson student named Cameron said. “There are so many labels. It’s impossible to number them…” Wow. “Infinite sexual orientations”? In my wildest imagination, I could maybe come up with several dozen, but infinite? And, what about the moral legitimacy of these orientations? Cameron went on to say, “There is nothing wrong with however you are. If you like boys, girls, anyone in between, or none of the above, that’s okay.” Seriously? All these infinite orientations are morally acceptable? Is this what they’re teaching students these days? What if you’re attracted to animals? A family member? The dead? (Yes, it exists. It’s called necrophilia.) One has to wonder where students get these ideas. Perhaps, it’s from English teachers like William Fritz, also the GSA faculty advisor. In the article on gender spectrum, he says, “The gender of the person you truly are can be different from (your physical features). We are not a one size fits all species.” One has to wonder how this English teacher came to this epiphany. He offered no evidence to support his claim. In fact, neither article presented any evidence for their wild assertions. They didn’t offer any dissenting opinions either. Instead, they relied solely on LGBTQ activists and their disciples – Mr. Fritz; a staff person with the national GSA; a 17-year-old “gender studies” blogger; and high school students, presumably members of the school’s GSA. Apparently, LGBTQ activists at public schools are getting bolder – and school administrators are affording them special privilege to proselytize openly. Certainly, if a Christian would try to distribute literature at Stevenson explaining the biblical understanding of gender, the administration would immediately shut him down. Yet, here gay activists are given carte blanche to spread their propaganda right in the school-sponsored newspaper! One of the people quoted repeatedly in the article on the gender spectrum is teenage blogger Kathryn Tenbarge. “To break free from conforming stereotypes is a very courageous thing to do,” Tenbarge said. “It means you have reached a level of understanding yourself that most people haven’t.” Really? So, those of us with a Judeo-Christian understanding of sexuality are simply unenlightened? The article concludes, “For now, Fritz, (another student) and Tenbarge agree there is nothing to lose from expanding the strict labels and categories our society tries to squeeze everyone into.” Again, this is just another wild assertion without any basis in fact. With all due respect, how can these self-appointed gender experts know this? To date, the traditional family model has served as the foundation for all Western Civilization. Though many today express disdain for this great civilization, one can’t deny that it’s produced some of the most prosperous and stable societies the world has ever known. But, now we are moving into new territory with unpredictable results. Yet, early indications show that this anything-goes sexuality may have devastating consequences. One woman whose husband left her for his gay lover, and took their children with him, writes in Public Discourse: “Behind the happy façade of many families headed by same-sex couples, we see relationships that are built from brokenness…. I represent hundreds upon thousands of spouses who have been betrayed and rejected.” This is tragic and certainly will have widespread ramifications for the children raised in these devastated homes. But, this is what results when one’s attractions du jour trump marriage vows. The author of the article also notes that “Every same-sex family can only exist by manipulating nature.” Unlike traditional marriage, which naturally produces children, same-sex couples must rely on “assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy or sperm donation to have children. Such processes exploit men and women for their reproductive potential, treat children as products to be bought and sold, and purposely deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents.” Again tragically, it’s children who suffer.

    But what about transgendered people? How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well. The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery. In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.

    McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.” As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.” Interestingly, McHugh reports that controlled and follow-up studies show that 70-80 percent of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. School counselors should be challenging these students’ false beliefs about themselves. Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings. So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

    Perhaps, this is because the reality that billions throughout the centuries have affirmed is actually true! We do not construct ourselves; God constructs us. And, when our confusion and brokenness leads us to deny our God¬-given gender, we only harm ourselves and those closest to us. Instead of encouraging students to pursue whatever feels right to them, maybe administrators and faculty advisors should be urging them to love and accept the person God created them to be? Unfortunately, students in many of our public schools never hear this common sense, Judeo-Christian view. As these student articles show, it’s simply presumed false or too restrictive. You may think this is happening in only liberal suburban Chicago schools, but it’s everywhere. For example, just last week, the media reported that school administrators in Lincoln, Nebraska – hardly a hotbed of liberalism – instructed teachers to no longer use “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls.” Instead, they told them to use “gender inclusive” terms like “purple penguins.” Seriously – purple penguins! Now that this radical, gender-destroying agenda of the LGBTQ community has been revealed, how should we respond? Do Christians retreat and allow the radicals to distort children’s understanding of their dignity, purpose and God¬-given gender? Do we let high school administrators define our boys and girls as “purple penguins” – and use our taxes to promote propaganda?

    the bottom line…

    Or, do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Julie Roys is a Christian speaker, journalist, and host of national talk radio show Up for Debate. Follow Julie on Facebook or Twitter.


  • The Alliance Defending Freedom

    The Alliance Defending Freedom

    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

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    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    ONCE PROPERLY INFORMED, PARENTS THEN NEED TO SHOW UP AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”
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    Full text

    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

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    “We believe (our policy) is legally sound,” Sharp said. “And, to show you how serious we are, if you adopt our policy and you get sued, the Alliance Defending Freedom is willing to represent you free of charge, so that you’re not out-of-pocket for taking a stand on what is right and what common sense says we ought to do.”
    The ADF advocates separate changing facilities for transgender students and sent its sample policy to Palatine Township High School District 211, where a male student, who identifies as female, is demanding use of the girls locker room.
    The school granted the student access to the girls locker room, but required that he change clothes behind curtains. Now, the Department of Education is citing the school and says it must allow the transgender student complete access to the girls locker room. Sharp says this requirement not only defies natural law; it also defies legal precedent and the intent of Title IX.
    “If you look at what the precedent says, and what the most recent courts looking at this issue have found, it’s that schools can have these separate facilities,” Sharp said. “They can take steps to protect the privacy of their students as the Palatine Township School District is doing here, requiring the (transgender) student to change in a different area or a curtained-off area … all with the goal of protecting the privacy of the females in the locker room.”
    Sharp also noted that Title IX specifically allows schools to “provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex.” So, the Department of Education has zero basis for saying that the Palatine school is violating Title I
    Courts Support Gender-Specific Locker Rooms
    Given the Education Department’s heavy-handed directives, Sharp said many schools feel they must comply and allow students in opposite-gender facilities.

    However, courts have consistently ruled in favor of schools that require students to use facilities that match their biological gender.
    In March, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled that the University of Pittsburgh did not violate the U.S. Constitution or Title IX when it barred a female student, who identified as male, from using men’s locker rooms and bathrooms.

    Similarly, in September, a federal court in Virginia dismissed a discrimination claim by a female-to-male transgender student who sought access to the male bathrooms at a public high school.

    The court ruled that “[n]ot only is bodily privacy a constitutional right, the need for privacy is even more pronounced in the state educational system. The students are almost all minors, and public school education is a protective environment.”
    Still, the Department of Education is threatening to take away all federal funding from the Palatine Township School District if it doesn’t comply with the department’s directive to allow a transgender student access to the female locker room.

    However, before the federal government can strip the district of funds, it must first win its case in court, Sharp said. Given the clear legal precedent, Sharp predicts that the federal government will lose. He added that the school has not contacted the ADF about representing it.
    An Agenda-Driven Administration (supported by Hillary Clinton)
    If District 211 loses, the Department of Education and the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the transgender student at the school, will likely appeal the decision. Already, both are appealing the Pennsylvania and Virginia federal court opinions.

    Sharp said the Obama Administration is intent on pushing this issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
    “Their goal is for this to be a national thing,” he said, “that every school district in the country is subject to this same requirement – that you can’t have separate facilities, that you’ve got to allow a student to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex simply by claiming to be transgender.”
    This latest push for transgender rights began last year. That’s when the Department of Education issued a document claiming that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition “extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
    ” However, in a letter on Transgender Issues, the Alliance Defending Freedom noted that the department’s document is not legally binding. It also noted that the Virginia Court stated in its ruling that the Department of Education lacks the authority to unilaterally redefine Title IX.
    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    Once properly informed, parents then need to show up at school board meetings and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”

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    According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute, four in 10 transgender individuals will try to kill themselves at some point in their life. Yet, as I noted in an article last year, studies also show that 70-80% of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. This certainly calls into question whether accommodating self-identified transgender students is truly a compassionate course of action or a permanently damaging one.
    “We’re doing a very dangerous experiment with kids and not really sure of the consequences,” Sharp said. “We need to take a step back and make sure we’re not doing more harm than good.”
    To be continued…
    noted in this  article last year, OCT 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Sign up for the newsletter. JR_gender. 14. Oct. 2014. The Gender AgendaComing to a School Near You! Posted in ….. October 16, 2014 at 4:13 am. Reply.
    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys
    Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/transgender-bathroom-boys-girls-school-obama-education-149350/#gvbjOhddEMlqv5Ko.99


  • Coerced by Federal Bathroom Laws?

    Basic Federal Education and Bathroom Laws

    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a (self identified?) female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.

    COERCED BY FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS?

    THE FEDS CAN WITHHOLD SIGNIFICANT CASH FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF THEY DON’T. THE FEDS HAVE GIVEN THE PALATINE, ILL., HIGH SCHOOL 30 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS, OR FACE ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

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    My comment….
    Jan 10,  2015 THE FEDERAL ACT OF COERCEMENT.
    TO MAKE PUBLIC AMERICAN SCHOOLS, DO SOMETHING BY USING FORCE OR THREATS, FORCE OR THE POWER TO USE FORCE IN GAINING COMPLIANCE, AS BY A GOVERNMENT OR POLICE FORCE.

    “WE THE PEOPLE” MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL AND WA STATE BATHROOM LAWS AND RULES

    AS, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE THE U.S. CONGRESS OR THE WA STATE LEGISLATORS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM

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    Behind My Back | A WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wastatebathroom-rule/

    2 days ago – … on wood burning. Category Archives A WA State Bathroom Rule … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016. Last week, news broke …

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    Dec 26, 2015….

    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Policies

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietly-adopts-new-transgender-bathroo…

    6 days ago – The House passed a reconciliation bill rolling back key provisions of Obamacare. … One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new … The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it … to use the restroom that is consistent with their gender identity” and in most …

    JANUARY 8, 2016 WA STATE

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule …

    www.fpiw.org/…/govinsleewontanswerquestion-about-bathroomrule

    3 days ago – FPIW communications director Zach Freeman talked with Gov. Jay Inslee

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    NOVEMBER 3, 2015 THE FEDS — specifically, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of THE BASIC FEDERAL EDUCATION LAW. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, AND NO ONE COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE CONGRESS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM.

    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF PRETENDING SEXUAL ORGANS DON’T EXIST.

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    Uncle Sam’s insane push for transgender rights in school locker rooms

    By Post Editorial Board
    November 3, 2015 | 8:41pm
    Talk about lunatic overreach: The federal Education Department is bullying high schools across America to treat “trans” teens exactly as the sex they “identify” as — all the way up to using the same locker rooms and showers.
    Many schools have knuckled under, since the feds can withhold significant cash if they don’t. But one Illinois district is refusing to go along.
    Mind you, the Palatine, Ill., high school already lets the teen in question play on a girls’ sports team and even change in the same room, but in a curtained-off area. Staff refer to the student as “she,” and so on.
    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.
    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.
    Insanity squared:
    This railroads over other students’ privacy rights. However the kid in question “identifies,” that doesn’t change the reality of what others see in that locker room.
    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, and no one could possibly believe Congress ever intended to create them.
    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — but not to the point of pretending sexual organs don’t exist.
    Look: The school has gone the extra mile to be accepting. (Is it fair to other players to let a biological male compete in a woman’s sport?) It’s just showing some respect for the views of other students — and their parents.
    The real offender here is the feds, by sending a strong and demeaning message to the rest of those girl athletes: Your privacy and your opinions don’t matter at all.


  • WA State Bathroom Rule

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE

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    The final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.

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    This inclusion of sexual identity that shall allow persons with biological male bodies who identify as girls/women to use girls/women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-specific facilities, without having legally changed their names or undergone surgery or hormone treatment.

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    Allowing boy’s/men unrestricted access to girl’s /women’s restrooms and locker rooms, if they claim to be a girl,  “defies common sense and common decency.”

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    BOY’S WILL BE BOY’S OR NOT?

    What If A BOY/MAN just claims to be a girl/women?  FOR THE FUN OF IT?

    Boy’s/men dressed OR UNDRESSED AS IN NAKED, SHALL BE ALLOWED unrestricted use of women’s restrooms and locker rooms?

    So, all you GIRLS /women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

    The opponents of this WA State WAC must use every argument available to protect our public school girls, teenagers, middle school, high school, college students and the adult female population of the state of WA from SEXUAL TAUNTING,  HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT.

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    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This WAC provides it.
     It shall give male sexual predators unrestricted access girl’s/women’s restrooms, lockers and showers.

    96% of people who sexually abuse children are male

    WHILE THE WA STATE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HAS AUTHORITY DELEGATED TO IT BY THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE,

    THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE HAS THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRECT MISTAKES MADE BY AGENCIES OR COMMISSIONS.

    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE
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    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015
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    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Bathroom …

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietlyadoptsnewtransgenderbathroo

    One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new policies regarding transgender individuals using sex-specific facilities. The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it illegal for business owners to limit sex-specific facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms to persons with the anatomical parts of one sex.

    “To my knowledge, this is the first time in the country that there’s been a statewide effort to mandate all public accommodations cooperate with the gender identity concept that somebody declares,” Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, told The Daily Signal.

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    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought

    www.fpiw.org/blog/2016/01/…/bathroomruleitsworsethanwethough

    2 days ago – But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the …
    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought
    by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016
    Last week, news broke about a new rule passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission creating a statewide mandate that businesses must allow men into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms if they say they are a woman.

    But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the “highlights”:

    1. Mandate on Schools as Well as Businesses

    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.

    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    • Mandate on schools as well as businesses
    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.
    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    Women will be removed from the women’s restroom. Naked men will not.
    The rule states that it is illegal to ask someone who is confused about their gender to use a separate facility for the benefit of women and children who might be uncomfortable.
    However, once a man begins to undress in the women’s locker room a person who “expresses concern or discomfort…should be directed to a separate or gender-neutral facility.”
    So, all you women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

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    • The rule bans lots of speech
    In addition to prohibiting reasonable accommodations that recognize the public’s right to privacy along with the bathroom needs of the transgendered, this rule targets a wide range of speech.
    It is illegal to ask “unwelcome personal questions about an individual’s sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, or transgender status.”
    The commission provides no guidance to the public about how they are supposed to know which questions are unwelcome before they ask them.
    It is also illegal for a business to deliberately “misuse” someone’s preferred pronoun. If a man believes he is a woman, but you refer to him as a “he” anyway, he can sue you.
    However, you should be careful not to ask questions about which pronoun he prefers. Remember, if that’s an “unwelcome question” he can sue you for that.
    It is also now illegal to use “offensive names, slurs, jokes, or terminology regarding an individual’s sexual orientation or gender expression or gender identity.”
    The fact that “offensive” is an undefined and completely subjective term that provides no guidance to the public about what they can and cannot do is apparently lost on the commission.
    The best advice may be to just stop speaking. As we all know, someone is offended by everything.
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    WATCH: Joseph Backholm answers some FAQ’s on the new bathroom policy
    As the public wrestles with how to respond to this, here are some of the most frequent questions we have been asked in the last few days.
    1. Is this really true?
    Very few other media outlets have covered this story. That has led a lot of people to wonder if there isn’t some kind of mistake. Sadly, there is no mistake. Other news outlets have began to cover the story here, here, and here.
    2. What will happen if I violate this rule?
    The Human Rights Commission has the authority to issue fines and create a range of orders intended to “eliminate the effects of an unfair practice and prevent the recurrence of the unfair practice.”
    The rule specifically states that businesses and schools open themselves up to civil liability for violations of any of their new rules.
    3. Who made this rule anyway?
    The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. There are five members who are appointed by the Governor and are not subject to election. You can find them here.
    While rule-making authority is frequently delegated to agencies for the purpose of enforcing laws the legislature passes, the concern is that a policy of this magnitude and scope far exceeds what the legislature intended or the public expected when the non-discrimination law was passed.
    4. What can I do?
    While the Human Rights Commission has authority delegated to it by the legislature, the legislature has the authority and responsibility to correct mistakes made by agencies or commissions.
    You can contact your legislators through the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or email them all at one time by clicking here.  If we know your address, this tool allow you to email them all at once.
    5. Isn’t this outrage just much ado about nothing?
    If you believe this could never happen, simply search for Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler on the search engine of your choice.

     

    Burnes exposed himself to children in a Walmart restroom in 2010 while Pomares dressed as a woman and snuck into a Macy’s bathroom to videotape women in 2013.  Buehler wore a bra and wig and slipped into a bathroom and locker room in 2012 to watch women at Everett Community College. All three men were arrested.

    In addition, Christopher Hambrook sexually assaulted multiple women in a Toronto women’s shelter while “identifying” as a woman.

    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This provides it.
    Everything we do is made possible by friends like you. If you can chip in $5 or more to help restore rational bathroom policies, we’d be grateful.

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    New rule in Washington opens bathroom use to transgender people
    Posted 10:32 AM, January 6, 2016, by Associated Press
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    UPDATE JAN 8, 2015

    UPDATE: Click here to see Governor Jay Inslee’s response to the Human Rights Commission’s bathroom rule.
    From: FAMILY POLICY INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON <info@fpiw.org>
    Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000 Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes

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    On December 26th, a new rule went into effect that has generated a significant public response.   The rule, which was passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission, mandates that all schools and businesses in Washington State maintain open bathroom/locker room policies which will allow people to choose the facility they want to use based on their gender identity or gender expression.

    It makes it illegal for any school or business to ask someone to use a bathroom that corresponds to their biological gender or to provide them a separate gender neutral option.

    Members of the Human Rights Commission are appointed by Governor Inslee.

    InsleeYesterday, FPIW communications director Zach Freeman had a chance to talk with Gov. Jay Inslee as well as his Republican challenger Bill Bryant to ask them their thoughts on the new rule.

    Gov. Inslee appeared uncomfortable and resorted to asking Mr. Freeman a series of questions in an apparent attempt to avoid answering any questions himself:

    Gov. Inslee: Are you a journalist?

    Mr. Freeman: I’m trying to be.

    Gov. Inslee: Who do you work with?

    Mr. Freeman: The Family Policy Institute of Washington

    Gov. Inslee: Who is that?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s Joseph Backholm’s group…

    Gov. Inslee: It’s a what group?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s a group that does family policy

    Gov. Inslee: Well what kind of family policy

    Mr. Freeman: We do issues of marriage, life, religious freedom…the things that nobody really likes to talk about.

    Gov. Inslee: Really? What kind of things are they working on?

    Mr. Freeman: Well, at the moment I’m actually asking about the bathroom rule that was proposed by the Human Rights Commission…

    Gov. Inslee then cut off the question by again asking Mr. Freeman if he was a journalist and who he was working for.

    He concluded the exchange by telling Mr. Freeman that if he became a part of the Associated Press “then I’m really happy to answer your question.”

    After the interview, FPIW reached out to Governor Inslee’s press office for a statement on the issue but they have not responded.

    BryantBill Bryant, the only current challenger to Gov. Inslee in the 2016 gubernatorial election, was also in Olympia yesterday. He was more willing to discuss the issue. “Everybody deserves to be in an environment where they feel safe.” Bryant said.  “That includes someone who is transitioning between genders, but it also includes a high school girl who wants to go into a locker room.  I think the Human Rights Commission picked the rights of one group over the rights of others.”

    Bryant suggested that it would be appropriate for the Governor to set the rule aside for 24 or 48 months so that the legislature can address it.  You can hear Mr. Bryant’s statement below:

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    If you are a member of the Associated Press, you can contact the Governor’s office at 360-902-4111 where he would apparently be happy to answer your questions about this issue.  Please do ask, because the rest of us would like to know.

    Everyone else can use that number to share their thoughts about this issue with the Governor.  If you do, please be respectful. He needs to hear from you, but not if you’re angry.  That only hurts the cause.   Besides, the person answering the phone is not the Governor.  It’s just someone doing their job who probably hasn’t ever done anything mean to you.  But if you’re kind to them, they’ll be happy to relay the message.

    You can also email the Governor by clicking here.

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    HOW THE CITIZEN’S OF HOUSTON GOT THE HOUSTON’S EQUAL RIGHTS ORDINANCE (HERO), ORDINANCE TO THE VOTERS..

     

    FIRST THEY GATHERED APPROXIMATELY 55,000 SIGNATURES
    Opponents of Equal Rights Ordinance sue Mayor Annise Parker, city of Houston
    Posted On 6 Aug, 2014 – By John Wright
    “Indeed, approximately 55,000 signatures were turned in, and the Coalition itself verified over 31,000 signers were properly registered to vote,” the lawsuit states. “Unfortunately, however, even though Defendant Russell certified the result, the ERO Referendum Petition was wrongfully rejected.
    As expected, opponents of the ordinance filed the lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker and the city after officials announced that a petition to repeal the measure didn’t have enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

    Read the lawsuit, along with Russell’s memo from last Friday, below.

     

    Anti-HERO Petition Lawsuit by HERO Petition
    The lawsuit was filed in state district court by former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill and anti-gay activist Steven Hotze, along with Pastor F.N. Williams Sr. and Pastor Max Miller. The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction forcing the city to suspend the ordinance and place a repeal on the ballot in November. The Houston Chronicle reports that a hearing on the request was held late Tuesday.

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    Houston voters reject LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance
    USA Today Network KHOU-TV, Houston 9:33 a.m. CST November 4, 2015
    The ordinance was initially approved by the Houston City Council in May 2014
    BUT A LAWSUIT TO HAVE RESIDENTS VOTE ON THE MEASURE EVENTUALLY MADE IT TO THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT, WHICH IN JULY ORDERED THE CITY TO EITHER REPEAL THE ORDINANCE OR PUT IT ON THE BALLOT.
    HOUSTON – Voters have said a resounding no to Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance. Prop 1, failed by a margin of 62-percent to 38-percent.
    Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance branded it “the bathroom ordinance,” playing up the argument that it would allow men dressed as women to use women’s restrooms. A television ad featured a little girl being cornered by a man in a restroom.
    Why LGBT Advocates Think They Lost in Houston Election
    dailysignal.com/…/why-lgbt-advocates-think-they-lost-in-houston-electio…
    Nov 4, 2015 – Failing to pass the Houston Equal Rights Protection Ordinance Tuesday night … who have won recent victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond. … Opponents focused on that angle, branding HERO as a “bathroom bill. … ordinance would have allowed,” Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, …

    Dave Welch, executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council, another group that’s been fighting the ordinance for the past 18 months called the outcome a “victory of common decency.” In an email to The Daily Signal, he said:
    The victory of common decency in defeating this ordinance is a reminder to pastors across the country that together and united, our voices can make a difference, even when outnumbered by a massive propaganda campaign and vastly outspent. These ordinances that are part of a national campaign of the Human Rights Campaign in their attempt to force their radical anti-faith, anti-family, anti-freedom agenda on local communities can be defeated, so we hope this encourages pastors and citizens around the country.
    Ultimately, the people in Houston decided against the measure by a 62-38 margin. That margin, supporters say, is an honest reflection of the city’s values.
    “What the left cannot handle is that the election results are an accurate representation of the values of this city,” Saenz said. “Faith, family, and freedom.”