It happens every now and again.
This is that rare ground I find myself on, when my conservatism and tightly-held Christian beliefs overcome any NeverTrump angst I harbor.
In such moments, I usually get applauded by the MAGA crew, as well as earn a few dozen new social media follows by those who aren’t familiar with the rest of my work.
Those folks get a wake up call and I see my followers count drop, shortly after.
The liberals that follow me, simply because I routinely go hard at this abominable administration usually react with outrage and shock, once they realize I’m actually a conservative, and my views, apart from Trump, are very much in opposition to what they routinely champion.
That’s right. I’m a conservative to my core. I’m sorry for the confusion, but I’ve never claimed otherwise.
Politics in the age of Trump are truly screwed up.
With all that out of the way, let me go ahead and give kudos and encouragement to the Trump administration for a proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services that is causing an uproar from the usual social justice players.
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed in a memo obtained by the news outlet that government agencies adopt a definition of gender that is determined "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable."
The change would would base sex on the genitals a person is born with.
"The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence," the memo states, according to the Times.
As it should be.
Yes, my liberal friends, for the sake of sanity and not bogging down our already ineffective government with your feelings, this proposal suggests we go back to the tried-and-true method of determining gender as A) penis = male, and B) vagina = female.
No, this isn’t an attack on the LGBTQ community. It’s just science, and science doesn’t care about your feelings.
But to prove I’m not a militant, I’m willing to bend and accept that maybe what our eyes and centuries of reliable biological study have wrought could, potentially, be up for reexamination.
As the memo states, if that sex determination can be rebutted by “reliable genetic evidence,” then absolutely, let’s go with that.
So what’s reliable genetic evidence?
Specifically, chromosomal evidence. You can’t sneak anything past DNA, so if there’s a dispute, do the test. If we get “XY” chromosomes, it’s a boy. If you get “XX” chromosomes, break out the frilly, pink lace. It’s a girl.
If you find something other than those two gender markers, then, by all means, let’s reopen the debate.
However, I’m willing to bet that any such anomalies are few and far between. So much so, that this lunatic fringe drive from the left to completely dispel with biological certainties and declare that gender is based on feelings or the current trendy memes being mass marketed across social media must stop.
It’s time for the adults to take over and exert control over the asylum, once more.
No. I’m not saying Donald Trump is an adult. Or competent. Or sane. Let’s not get it twisted.
I’m simply saying that this is a solid move by the DHHS, and necessary, because the games being played to appease the special interest groups has gotten out of control.
This is where the LGBTQ fling themselves into the streets in protest. This is where their enablers scream about their rights.
This is also where I ask: What rights have been taken away from you, even if this proposed defining of gender becomes a thing?
Do you lose the right to vote?
Do you lose the right to work, worship, peacefully assemble, bear arms, or any other right afforded to U.S. citizens?
Not at all.
And if you’re a 6’4”, 275 pound man, with a beard like a lumberjack, but you feel like a dainty, little girl, then you are free to indulge in that fantasy in the confines of your home, or even with family and friends that accept it.
What you’re not free to do is indulge in that on government paperwork, in government-operated facilities, or force the public-at-large to comply with your fantasies.
Those who will be the most enraged are the “T” portion of the LGBTQ community – transgenders.
This is because they don’t understand what happens when they have sex reassignment surgery.
Plastic surgeons really do pull a dirty trick on these poor, confused souls. The term “sex reassignment surgery” is misleading, to the point of being false.
You can’t change your gender. You simply have cosmetic surgery and a rest-of-your-days stream of hormone therapy to keep up the illusion, but nothing actually changes.
It is elective surgery, pretty much the same as getting a nose job (except lower). It really doesn’t mean anything, but the doctors making money off of your misery and confusion don’t want you to know that.
And that’s just a safety issue.
It remains to be seen if the administration can successfully push this through. The objections will be loud and constant.
But then, it won’t be the first time the left has raged against common sense.