More previously undiscovered presidential powers

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.

(AP photo via NPR)




15 comments on “More previously undiscovered presidential powers

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    I live for the day when the Criminal and Chief and his flunkies get sent to Leavenworth where they can spend the rest of their days making little rocks out of big rocks!

  2. Patrick says:

    So Nevada’s “own” bastard doesn’t have enough work to do dealing with Nevada’s issues?

    The heck are we paying this guy for?

    Look, it was obvious since the day this bastard took office that he had his sights set on office far beyond Nevada (I mean, why misuse the name Laxalt otherwise?). And definitely, since he’s been in office very action he’s taken has been for his own greater glorification albeit at the expense of the citizens he’s supposed to be representing so…be off with him. Take you agenda with you and hit the road and stop trying to waste the states money at every turn to promote your greater political interests.


  3. Barbara says:

    Thankfully we have a great Attorney General who recognizes the value of the separation of powers doctrine. 174 days until Obama is gone.

  4. Agenda? Pot calls kettle black … among other things.

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    Patrick misses the point, it’s not about Laxalt, it’s about the usurper Obama, would Patrick prefer that Obama’s unconstitutionaldemands go unanswered? Just because the Congress, including our own senators and representives, allow Obama to control practically every aspect of our lives doesn’t mean that state officials have to surrender without question. As for Bruce, Obama and his flunkies, including Democrat candidate Clinton, will go to jail when pigs fly. Just because so many polticians from Illinois, particularly those from Chicago, go to prison for malfeasance of one kind or another, Obama, Valerie Jarret, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanual, will ride off into the sunset rich and untouched.

  6. Winston Smith says:

    Vernon, patrick doesn’t miss the point, he ignores it. His ad hominem attack was pretty weak, actually. What’s wrong, patrick, having a bad day?

  7. Anonymous says:


    I’d love to hear an explanation about how that might apply here.


    My agenda don’t cost you no money though.


    When you hear from that bastard, its always about him.


    No, great day in the morning. And, how can you support this waste of your money? You’re slipping or did you become a big government fan without telling anyone?

  8. Steve says:

    “don’t cost you no” !! double negative.

    true dat

  9. Patrick says:

    Oh, and Winston:

    a person born of parents not married to each other.
    synonyms: illegitimate child, child born out of wedlock; More

    “May 26, 2014 – Awkwardly, young Laxalt is also the illegitimate son of Sen. Pete Domenici, his grandfather’s longtime colleague.”

  10. But he doesn’t identify as one so you are being him differently, which the feds say is not allowed.

  11. Patrick says:

    “Up the Rebels!”

  12. Nyp says:

    I guess it is also unconstitutional for the President to say that schools that receive federal aid can’t discriminate against children based on their race.

  13. Steve says:

    President can say whatever comes to his dear little heart.
    Last I heard presidents of the USA still have freedom of speech.

    Actions are another thing.

  14. Richard says:

    Those damn Yankees tried this in the ’50s and ’60’s, trying to force non-white children into the precious god-fearing schools of Caucasians. States’ rights anyone? LIke the right to discriminate and put the force of law behind unbridled bigotry like the founding white separatists wanted?

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