Texas Attorney General Puts Target in His Crosshairs

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When it comes to bathrooms, the rules really shouldn’t be all that complicated. Let’s call it the “inny” and “outie” rule. If there’s any confusion about which bathroom to use, one should just look downward and recall whether he or she has an “inny” or an “outie.”

Then promptly move to the corresponding bathroom. Simple. Over. Done.

Instead, however, the left has pushed their love for absolute relativism to such an extreme that now allowing men to share bathrooms with little girls is considered a civil right.

North Carolina has embraced a policy of commonsense and because of their willingness to stand-up for the rights of the 99.9% of their state that isn’t suffering from delusions, the federal government has placed the state in their crosshairs and are threatening to withhold federal funds unless the state complies with their unconscionable viewpoints.

However, one state is fighting back. After Target announced that they welcome making their customers feel uncomfortable or unsafe by allowing men and women to use the same bathrooms, Texas’ Attorney General has pushed-back and is warning the megastore that they may be in violation of state law and may suffer the corresponding consequences.

In a letter to the company, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned and sought to clarify the position.

“It is possible that allowing men in women’s restrooms could lead to criminal and otherwise unwanted activity. As chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I ask that you provide the full text of Target’s safety policies regarding the protection of women and children from those who would use the cover of Target’s restroom policy for nefarious purposes.”

Paxton noted in the letter that Target is free to create their own policies so long as they are in compliance with state law, but also noted that such obscene measures have routinely been voted-down by cities who have sought to implement similar policies on a city-wide level, such as Houston voting down “by a wide margin an ordinance that advanced many of the same goals as target’s current policy” just last year.

“What [Paxton is] asking in this letter is exactly what we’ve been asking Target to answer,” says Walker Wildmon of the American Family Association. “What about women and children? What about men who pretend to be women and go into these bathrooms just so they can prey on women?”

“Nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said. “Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable.”

Just days after Target announced their new policy, over a million people joined an online effort to boycott Target and their stock dropped 6 percent in 10 days– a loss of an estimated $2.5 billion.

Even if we pretend that these kinds of policies will not be exploited by perverts looking to catch a peek (which, of course, they will), we still have to reckon with the fact that such policies prioritize the feelings of delusional individuals over the realities of the rest of the 99%+ of the population.

If we accept that there are a handful of people who believe themselves to be a different gender than what they are, should that compel the rest of society to succumb to discomfort and awkwardness in the one area in public where people have a right to feel relatively secure to do their private business?

Even foregoing the rational argument that these policies will be exploited by perverts to gain access to women and children, we must still recognize that at the very least, these policies disregard the needs of the many to facilitate the delusions of the few.

Further, it serves as an inescapable hypocrisy that the very same leftist mindset that maintains that special snowflakes have a “right” to have a “safe space” and live an offense-free existence  does not recognize the right for people to feel safe in a restroom.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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