Senator Ted Cruz may be out of the Presidential race, but he attracted headlines the other day when he attacked Obama for his administrations transgender bathroom directive, claiming it was a ‘dangerous departure’ from common sense and must not stand. The comments came after Obama administration reaction to North Carolina’s bathroom law that simply stated male genders use the men’s room, and female gender’s use the women’s room.
According to The Blaze:
“America has woken up to yet another example of President Barack Obama doing through executive fiat what he cannot get done through our democratic process,” said Cruz, a former candidate for the Republican nomination. “Today, he decreed that schools across the country must allow men and boys to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities previously reserved for girls. Not only is this decree contrary to law, but it makes no sense.”
“There is a reason that we give girls access to their own changing rooms: It is for their privacy, safety, and security,” he added. “The administration’s dangerous departure from that common-sense norm must not stand.”
The sharp statement came the same day the Departments of Justice and Education sent a letter to schools directing the institutions to allow transgender youth to use whichever bathroom matched the gender identify of the student.
Cruz, who previously served as the Texas solicitor general, said he had “handled far too many cases of child molesters” to allow the administration to permit “grown men or boys to be in bathrooms with little girls.” He urged schools to ignore the Obama administration’s directive.
“I encourage every school superintendent, school board, and parent across this nation to disregard this barely veiled threat from the White House aimed at overturning the utterly reasonable practice of preventing men and boys from entering girls’ restrooms and changing rooms,” he said.
“As a father of young girls, I wouldn’t want my daughters being forced to change in the same room as men and boys. It’s that simple,” Cruz added. “And parents across this country shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.”
I wonder if the Senator was that passionate and sincere during the primaries if he might not still be in the race. It’s refreshing to see a Senator take an politically incorrect stand against government overreach.
The saga in North Carolina seems to be the start of more state unrest with the Federal government’s overreaching power.
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