BY ALLEN WEST
Policy decisions are made that seem innocuous on the surface. However, when one carefully analyzes the policy, it can determine a far greater threat than it appears. And so it is often with the progressive socialist left and their incremental creep to fundamentally transform this nation, and undermine the principles and values that form our foundation.
As reported by Fox News, “Californians who don’t identify as male or female will soon be able to identify as a third gender on state documents. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill titled the “Gender Recognition Act” Sunday night allowing state residents to identify as “non-binary” on driver’s licenses and birth certificates, The Sacramento Bee reported.
The measure will also make it easier for people to change genders on official documents. Brown additionally signed a separate measure that allows people in prison to ask a court for a name or gender change. “Non-binary” is defined as someone who doesn’t identify with either the male or female genders, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. Amid a growing national conversation about gender identity, California has banned unnecessary travel by state employees doing work for the government to states deemed hostile to LGBT people and has expanded gender-neutral bathrooms. In response to litigation, the state prison system has paid for an inmate’s gender reassignment surgery and adopted policies allowing cosmetics, bras and personal items corresponding to an inmate’s gender identity.”
First of all, isn’t it rather grand that the progressive socialist left decides when and what is an approved choice? They are all in for choice when it’s choosing to take the life of an unborn baby, or in a state of delusion, choose what you want to identify as…but you can’t choose schooling for your child.
The left has been brilliant in their propaganda movement with the radical LGBT lobby, cultural, and entertainment elites, heavily supported by those like Colorado multimillionaire, Tim Gill, in redefining marriage and now male/female.
Their ability to mainstream alternative lifestyles and demonize those who challenge has been very determined, and well-funded. And with the aid of a complicit media, and delusional elected officials and judicial activists, they are furthering their goals and agenda. They are fantastic, and I mean utterly magnificent, at restructuring language into a positive spin. Once upon a time the word “gay” meant happy. And being confused about one’s gender was classified as a mental condition called gender dysphoria.
However, the real danger in what the California legislature and their governor just signed into law, which will take effect in 2019, evidences “man’s” desire to be elevated over his Creator. In essence what California, and Oregon as well, have said is that God, our Creator, is not omniscient. That God didn’t get it right with Adam and Eve, that man, is just as all-knowing and powerful as God, and can determine his own gender. Seems to be that was exactly what that snake was trying to convince Eve of when she was tempted…resulting in Adam and Eve both eating of the “forbidden fruit.”
There is a perfect will, a perfect order to the world, to life, but when man tends to believe he’s more powerful, because of his permissive will, things can get a little nutty.
Once upon a time we just figured that there were four seasons, and in the perfect order of the world, weather patterns occurred, good and bad. Now, the progressive socialist left has renamed it global warming — oops, I mean climate change — well, manmade climate change. Doggone, God has gotta be scratching His head right now. He’s sitting back and watching mankind tell Him He just can’t get anything right…weather, gender, nothing.
And therefore, if God, our Creator, cannot get these simple things right, then how in God’s name could he endow us with our unalienable rights? I mean to the progressive socialist left, if they can determine and control the weather, our gender, along with who is born and when you die; if the progressive socialist left can endow upon you free housing, free healthcare, free college, you know…guarantee happiness; If the progressive socialist left is then able to define what you can achieve, attain, and own, possess…after all, if you own a business, you didn’t build that…
Then why do we need a silly ol’ figment of our imagination called God, a Creator? And if that be the case, then He who could not get your gender right, nor the weather, then He — if He is really a He or perhaps non-binary — certainly cannot endow you with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (or property as defined by John Locke).
The brilliance of the progressive socialist left is a cunning danger to our very essence of life. What they’re telling us — much the same as the snake in the Garden of Eden — is here, eat the fruit of this tree and you’ll be all knowing, equal to God. And truthfully, they are — just as the snake did — inoculating us with a very deadly and potent venom. Therein lies the hidden danger of what California just signed into law. Man, which comprises government, the institution, is building a new 21st century Tower of Babel, believing they can reach up and touch our Creator.
California, the petri dish for progressive socialism, has determined that God got it wrong; it’s not just male and female, it’s whatever you choose. This is just the same as California deciding it was no longer Man and Woman on a marriage certificate, but rather Spouse 1 and Spouse 2…kinda like those kids’ t-shirts, “Thing 1 and Thing 2.”
I just want to say to Governor Jerry Brown and the liberal progressive leftists of the California state legislature: you are wrong. Stop trying to implement your will above that of our Creator. To the progressive socialist left, stop trying to tell us that God can’t get it right, that only y’all can…trusting in man always fails.
And to the church leaders, pastors, ministers, and others who would pull the voting lever for such folly, boy howdy, y’all better figure it out and decide what you believe in…what you’re preaching, or what you’re voting.
There are two genders: male and female. One man and one woman are a marriage, and they enable a society to exist. We do not control the weather. Life is a miracle, not a choice to be destroyed. And my unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness doesn’t come from Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Elizabeth Warren…they are endowed to me by my Creator…so said Martin Luther, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson.
Editor’s Note: This column previously appeared at AllenBWest.com. Used with the permission of the author.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West is the former U.S. Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District, a Fox News Contributor, a contributing columnist for Townhall.com, the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals (1 with Valor device), and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans.