No Common Sense and Even Less Common Decency
Last night, I reported on how House leaders allowed Democrats to insert a provision to the Energy-Water Appropriations bill allowing bureaucrats to discriminate against businesses that don’t adhere to the newly-minted national religion of transgenderism. The amendment, from Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY), would codify Obama’s executive order 13672 making transgenderism the law of the land. ...
This morning conservatives struck down the amendment by voting down the underlying Energy-Water spending bill. As we noted before, the bill to begin with was problematic because it increased spending and continued funding for a number of green energy programs. Now that this bill would forever lay down the marker that Republicans are okay with making transgenderism a legitimate national religion codified into law, it was incumbent upon conservatives to vote it down. Thankfully, 130 Republicans bucked party leadership and voted down the bill. ...
[T]he names of the 43 Republicans who voted for that amendment, which would have codified language from Obama’s sexual identity executive order into law.:
Family Research Council:
The saga started last week on a military construction bill and continued yesterday when he and other liberals managed to slip language onto H.R. 5055 that would have essentially disqualified any faith-based group from doing business with the federal government. It wasn't Maloney's idea -- but President Obama's, who, in 2014, issued an executive order elbowing religious contractors out of government work unless they surrendered their views. Under his rule, any company that wanted to contract with the federal government had to adopt special LGBT rights first -- including policies on genderless bathrooms and showers. Essentially, organizations had a choice: they could swallow their beliefs to get a government job or make themselves ineligible by operating according to their faith.
For two years, Rep. Maloney and his party have been trying to turn that order -- which doesn't have the force of law -- into a U.S. statute that does. And last night, it seemed like they'd succeeded. In a stunning turn of events, the Maloney amendment passed -- thanks to 43 Republicans, who turned their back on the First Amendment and voted with the far-Left. Conservatives were shocked. Almost four dozen members of the GOP had gone on the record, agreeing with President Obama that: 1) religious liberty has no place in the public marketplace; and 2) support for gay rights and transgenderism should be a condition of government work.
No free country -- least of all America -- should punish faith-based contractors like the Salvation Army for exercising their First Amendment freedoms in hiring and firing. Yet that's exactly what the measure would have done. Fortunately, conservatives managed to push back on Maloney at the last minute by reaffirming the religious liberty of these faith-based groups in an amendment from Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.). (No thanks to seven Republicans -- Reps. Mike Coffman (Colo.); Carlos Curbelo (Fla.); Charlie Dent (Pa.); Robert Dold (Ill.); John Katko (N.Y.); Frank LoBiondo (N.J.); and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) -- who outed themselves as enemies of America's First Freedom.) In a nod to the national firestorm over transgender "rights," conservatives also took a swipe at President Obama's war on states that refuse to adopt his genderless bathroom, shower, and locker room policy. By a 227-192 vote, they barred the administration from withholding federal funds to punish any state that did not comply.
Despite those two bright spots, it didn't take long for the bad news about the Maloney amendment to spread. Within hours, phones on Capitol Hill started ringing off the hook. Angry voters demanded to know why Republicans had helped to pass a measure that was eerily similar to the transgender bathroom policy Obama is trying to force on the nation's schools. Suddenly, moderate Republicans started to panic. So much so that when the final bill came to the floor today, the bill crashed and burned 305-112. Ironically, it was killed by people on both sides: conservatives opposed to the Maloney amendment and Democrats, who despite floating their LGBT agenda onto the bill, had no intention of supporting the legislation in the first place. They only hijacked it to make a political statement. Even Sean Maloney, whose language created this mess, voted against the bill! ................
Speaker Ryan never should have allowed this vote in the first place. For that alone he deserves a primary challenge, as do all the reprobates who voted against protecting women and girls at their most vulnerable by abolishing Ladies Rooms, separate showers and locker rooms.
After he began dabbling in drugs and Communism, John Lennon sang "Woman is the Nigger of the World." That 'World' now includes today's Democrats.
Women, once the darlings of the Left, keep taking third place to sharia rights, gay rights, illegal immigrant rights, racialists rights, criminals rights, bureaucracies rights, etc.
Get to the Back of the Bus, gals--you're yesterday's news.
Unfortunately Trump has the superficial grasp of a 70's swinger-"You got your thing, baby, I got mine--Far out!"
He doesn't know there is a whole anti-family agenda including polygamy, bigamy, chain marriage, child marriage, indoctrinating pre-schoolers, quotas, affirmative action, criminalizing disagreement to name but some. You see, hijacking marriage law was only the first step, not the last.
Trump thinks its about Caitlyn, but the legal standard is what it's about. Anybody can have access anywhere anytime--and no questions can be asked. That's the legal standard Obama is seeking.
Calling it a states issue is a dodge. The marriage debacle taught us that. Federal judges are trying to shoehorn this evil into the Constitution even as we speak.
Mr. Trump, don't wait until the bodies of women and girls--and the lawsuits--start piling up. You instinctively understood Kate Steinle.
These are Bathrooms Without Borders and Sanctuary Showers.
Mr. Trump, Build that Stall.
And make Obama pay for it.