NC DEFIES Obama Over Bathroom Bill!
This just in: North Carolina is telling President Obama to take his demands and flush them. They are keeping their “bathroom bill” whether his Department of Justice likes it or not.
The DOJ issued a warning letter to Governor Pat McCrory. In it, they stated that McCrory, and the state, were in violation of the Civil Rights Act. A Monday deadline was given for McCrory to affirm “that the State will not comply with or implement HB2.”
A threat to cut federal funding to public educational facilities if the state refused to overturn it’s decision has been strongly implied, if not directly made.
Despite that, the Governor has now given his answer. It is a definitive one.
Not only are state legislators not backing down from the law, they are suing the federal government.
The suit claims that the DOJ is engaging in”radical interpretation.” It also alleges that the view taken on the bathroom bill by the DOJ “is a baseless and blatant overreach.”
Apparently, the Justice Department believes that NC’s policy establishes a practice of discriminating against transgender employees. The lawsuit states that the new law is merely a common sense policy.
McCrory made his opinion clear. He was emphatic that the move by the DOJ was:
“an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the courts.”
He wasn’t the only NC law maker to weigh in on the bathroom bill situation, either. Tim Moore, State House Speaker, added his own thoughts. He assured that North Carolina would not be “bullied.”
Sunday, McCrory expressed his disdain for the government’s interference.
“So now the federal government is gonna tell almost every private sector company in the United States who can and who cannot come into their bathrooms, their restrooms, their shower facilities.”
If he, and other state officials have any say, this will not be the case in North Carolina.
It is good to see law makers standing up for the safety and privacy of the people they have sworn to help protect. Perhaps the real problem here isn’t the bathroom bill.
Maybe it is the idea that politicians are keeping their promises to and fulfilling their duty towards the people under their power that really has the Obama administration so upset. Protected people are considerably harder to crush or control.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: The Blaze