(NaturalNews) The state of California, ruled for decades by regressive liberalism, is a riddle, wrapped in a question surrounded by an enigma, as the saying goes. Little of what takes place there, in terms of public policy, makes much sense to the outside world (and probably not much sense even to many living there).
For example, though they were born with male chromosomes, students in California can “claim” to be female, under a “transgender rights” bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013, giving them the “right” to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms (what could go wrong there, eh parents?).
In fact, though the legislation was praised by the usual suspects — gay rights groups and the liberal American Civil Liberties Union — others around the state, including parents, were not just scratching their heads, but were completely baffled and a little outraged.
“If we want you to have an opinion, we’ll give you one”
“This radical bill warps the gender expectations of children by forcing all California public schools to permit biological boys in girls’ restrooms, showers, clubs and on girls’ sports teams and biological girls in boys’ restrooms, showers, clubs and sports teams,” said Randy Thomasson, of SaveCalifornia.com, in an interview with Fox News. “This is insanity.”
Indeed, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential contender, brought the insanity home with this comment during a recent speech:
“Simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your seven-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”
Crazy? You bet! But in California, it gets worse.
You can be a boy in a girls’ locker room, and vice versa, but you can’t opt out of vaccine violence. As noted by Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Brown signed SB277 over the summer, a law that eliminates nearly every reason — religious and philosophical — informed parents may use to opt out of having their children vaccinated.
“It is a fundamental and non-debatable scientific truth that all vaccines have inherent health risks. The spectrum of harm varies widely, from small skin rashes to full-blown neurological damage and lifelong debilitation. Some children have even been killed by vaccines, and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out nearly $3 billion to families of children who were probably injured by vaccines in America.”
Only certain rights, certain groups, matter in the Golden State
And if there is risk, shouldn’t there be a choice? Most parents believe so, but liberal “progressive” California lawmakers have a pattern of ignoring the safety and welfare of millions, especially children, in their bid to accommodate a politically correct, “protected class” of just a few people.
Take the issue of protecting the most vulnerable of all youth — the unborn child. It’s perfectly legal to euthanize grandma and grandpa, but you’re not allowed to protect an unborn child there (or in any state, to be fair — it’s just that California is the fifth state to legalize euthanasia).
In signing what can only be labeled a “death bill” recently, Brown justified it by saying:
“I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain. I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill. And I wouldn’t deny that right to others.”
In California, it seems that life is only precious when state lawmakers and one of the most liberal governors on the planet say it is.
It’s the same with individual rights; they are only considered important if the “right” groups are championing the “right” causes, while everyone else who disagrees is either ignored or persecuted.
Written by J. D. Heyes
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