[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Few things are so sacred as the institution of family. Decades ago, government became involved in American families to help stop unconscionable abuse of spouses and children. Over time, American families have been forced to accept more and more government oversight into how these families are run.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Now, we’ve reached a point of insanity as the State of Oregon now allows children as young as 15 to obtain sex reassignment surgery without parental knowledge or approval!
Worse yet, as mangling one’s body to appear as the opposite sex is, somehow, considered a right amongst the left, the State of Oregon will pay for the surgery via their Medicaid program.
A policy that was quietly enacted in January is now in effect in the only state of the union that dares to try such a flagrantly outlandish policy. The policy allows children as young as 15 to get the surgery without parental approval and the Oregon Health Plan will even pay for it.
Lori Porter of Parents’ Rights in Education blasted the law: “It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children. They’re our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it’s mindboggling.”
Full disclosure: I am not a child psychologist, but even I understand the very basic premise that children continue to grow both physically and mentally. There’s a reason why children cannot drink, drive or get tattoos; they’re immature. If I would have gotten a tattoo at 15, it would have read “Nelly rules!” and it would (obviously) have been a mistake.
Further, this policy promotes the idea that if someone is unhappy with their body, they should rush to change it and disregard the very-real consequences of this choice. Beyond the physical limitations and recovery from the surgery, the social stigma is crushing at a time when hormones and social acceptance drives teenage ambitions.
The simple fact is: children are not mature enough to make sound decisions and certainly not mature enough to handle the epic hurdles facing them if they go through with a sex change operation. That is precisely why parents are in charge of adults; however, this policy removes parents from the decision making process and that is truly dangerous.
However, what stands as the most-startling aspect of this policy is that it promotes an idea that government, not the heads of the family, is supreme. Government is our mommy and daddy now and they will decide what is best for us and for our children. This is precisely the “it takes a village” mindset that can be found in places like North Korea and the former Soviet Union, where the government was the supreme commander of families, not the parents.
This is the radical agenda of the left and of the LGBT community.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]