Let’s see, Article II of the Constitution says the president is vested with the executive power of the country, is the commander and chief, has the power to negotiate treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate, is to fill vacancies, inform the Congress of the state of the Union and take care that laws are faithfully executed.
Funny, I don’t see where the president has the power to tell public schools nationwide who may use what bathroom or shower.
Neither does Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who sent out a press release this week that was widely ignored.
His statement reads:
“Once again, President Obama has gone well beyond his constitutional authority by issuing coercive guidance on Title IX,” said Laxalt. “As this Administration surely understands, but chooses to ignore, the founders — in their wisdom — intended for state and local officials to govern themselves and decide what is best for their students and community. By ignoring the balance of power between the federal, state and local governments, President Obama has usurped democratic participation from all necessary stakeholders. This is especially troubling when he has done so by threatening to withhold funding to struggling Nevada schools unless they comply.”
As for “identifying” as a federalist republic, forget about it.
The Education Department’s “dear colleague” letter spells out what schools must do under pain of having federal dollars disappear:
As a condition of receiving Federal funds, a school agrees that it will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or its implementing regulations.4 The Departments treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations. This means that a school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity.
Of course, the bureaucrats at the Education and Justice departments know more about what is best for everyone than trained and experienced psychiatrists who have done actual, but apparently frivolous, scientific studies.
Do the algebra. No matter how hard you concentrate, no matter how you dress and even if you cut off or add parts — you can’t delete or add a Y chromosome.