Friday, May 24, 2024

The Transgender Issue is NOT the Selma of Our Time


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Being a Conservative with some Libertarian leanings, I tend to have a ‘live and let live’ attitude. I have no issue with people living their lives as they wish, as long as they do not harm others, or force the mainstream to preferential treatment in order to accommodate their lifestyle.

Ever since Caitlyn Jenner ‘manned’ the airwaves about his transition many months ago, the transgender issue has been flooding the ‘blogosphere’ and I find myself writing about it yet again.

A while back I posted a story on Facebook about Obamacare covering gender transition treatment and gender reassignment surgery. I made it clear that if someone wants to transition to another gender, they are free to do so, I just don’t want to pay for it.

I personally consider such a surgery to be elective and frankly a little extreme in my opinion. If I wanted to chop off my own arm, people would think I had psychological issues. Why would it be different if I wanted to chop off something else?

Naturally, this captured the attention of a Facebook follower who happened to be transgendered.

He argued that this is not elective and should be covered. I refrained from commenting further because I wanted to see how the thread unfolded. For the most part it was peaceful discourse.

Suddenly, the next morning I received a message from this person saying that with my insistence on ‘supporting the discrimination against transgender citizens’ he no longer found me worth following.

I basically said that I have never supported discrimination against anyone, but I wished him well in the future. What should have been the end of it lead to a scathing rant against me and my character. Mind you, I have never met him in person.

In perfect Liberal fashion, it started to get interesting once the hyperbole and character assassination started to flow.

He immediately went on the attack and accused me of being fine with transgendered men being forced to use a men’s locker room where they would likely be assaulted and possibly killed.

Then he said he’d be praying for my failure so I can no longer harm his ‘community.’ How am I harming his ‘community?’ Obviously, I have NEVER supported harm coming to him or his ‘community.’

He then compared me to a lynch mob and compared his plight to that suffered by blacks during the civil rights movement. Huh?

This showed how truly selfish that many in the transgendered community have become. They are not just living their lives as they wish, they are forcing their point of view on others and expecting society accommodate their wishes.

Add to that, the arrogance displayed by comparing themselves to the suffering of blacks is completely insulting. No, I am not black, but I know the history of slavery, the lynch mobs, and discrimination based on something they could not hide, change or control.

I know these transgendered extremists do not speak for the entire group, but they are certainly making their side look bad. If they are feeling harmed, perhaps they should look in the mirror and change their pushy, ‘in your face’ attitude.

The Constitution guarantees rights as stated, and the transgendered community still has those rights. You cannot create rights for a specific group while infringing on the rights of others.

Paris Procopis
If Paris is in a room filled with people, you will usually see him front and center talking and laughing with everyone. His effervescent, outgoing personality brings a refreshing change to the sometimes hostile political world. He takes advantage of his private sector relationship management and comedy improv experience to easily engage any size audience, from individuals to thousands. He has always had a passion for all things political and the world around us, and brings a unique and sometimes humorous, perspective. He has been involved in everything from working on individual campaigns to organizing large political rally's. While Paris is a solid Conservative, he takes the time to understand opposing viewpoints. He lives by the mantra, ‘Do not try to change the minds of others as someone else will easily change it back. Just simply state the facts and they may change their own mind, if that happens, you may have an ally for life.’

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