Another one of President Trump’s many campaign-trail promises has just been kept.
One thing is for sure – Trump wasn’t blowing hot air when he said he would undo all of former President Obama’s ridiculous rules and regulations.
In fact, the Trump administration just successfully revoked an enormous Obama legacy that was unfair to a majority of Americans.
President Donald Trump has revoked the federal guidelines that forced and threatened public schools into either allowing transgender students to use any restroom they wanted to or lose their federal funding.
Obama used his egregious power to force this liberal agenda on public schools, and then completely ignored and disregarded any pushback.
Fox News reported:
“A document submitted to the Supreme Court by the Solicitor General’s office said that the Obama-era directive issued this past May did not ‘undergo any formal public process’ or explain how the directive was ‘consistent with the express language of Title IX’ the federal law outlawing sex discrimination in education and activities.
‘This is an issue best solved at the state and local level,’ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. ‘Schools, communities, and families can find — and in many cases have found — solutions that protect all students.’
‘Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue,’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
‘The Department of Justice remains committed to the proper interpretation and enforcement of Title IX and to its protections for all students, including LGBTQ students, from discrimination, bullying, and harassment.’
In a letter to the nation’s schools, the Justice and Education departments said the earlier guidance ‘has given rise to significant litigation regarding school restrooms and locker rooms.’
The agencies withdrew the guidance to ‘in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved.’ Anti-bullying safeguards would not be affected by the change, according to the letter.
‘All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment,” it said.
It was not clear what immediate impact the change would have on schools, as a federal judge in Texas put a temporary hold on the Obama guidance soon after it was issued — after 13 states sued.
Even without that hold, the guidance carried no force of law. But transgender rights advocates say it was useful and necessary to protect students from discrimination. Opponents argued it was federal overreach and violated the safety and privacy of other students.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump ‘has made it clear throughout the campaign that he is a firm believer in states’ rights and that certain issues like this are not best dealt with at the federal level.’
Conservative activists hailed the change, saying the Obama directives were illegal and violated the rights of fixed-gender students, especially girls who did not feel safe changing clothes or using restrooms next to anatomical males.”
But social justice warriors will continue to maintain how dangerous this will be to the transgender population.
However, by doing that, they are not only disregarding other students’ right to privacy, but are also attempting to force acceptance of transgenders on students despite many objections.
Vicki Wilson, a member of Students and Parents for Privacy echoed those thoughts:
“Our daughters should never be forced to share private, intimate spaces with male classmates, even if those young men are struggling with these issues. It violates their right to privacy and harms their dignity.’”
Obama’s mandate wasn’t about reasonable assimilation and desegregation; it was an attack on a citizen’s right to privacy and a disdain towards any moral opposition.
And that is exactly why Trump revoked this rule.