Aided by desires to attract attention, hordes of children are declaring an interest in being transgender now. Not long ago, it was reported that several 5th graders told their teacher that they wanted to become transgender, and when the teacher asked the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for advice its response was to affirm the behavior, without suggesting that the parents be informed.
Some politicians may be wary of jumping in this fray, but not Donald Trump. At one campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, he frankly said, “What they are teaching in schools today is insane. I will bring parental rights back into our school system.” Trump vowed to cut off federal funding to public schools that push the liberal agenda.
Trump and nearly all Republicans have denounced the unfairness about biological boys invading girls’ sports, shattering girls’ records, and sometimes even causing physical injury to girls in contact sports. More is at stake than merely the integrity of girls’ sports: transgender operations inflict lifelong harm on children, and no ethical consent can be given for that. Banning biological boys from girls’ sports would stem some of the motivation, as competition in school sports is intense with pride and college scholarships hanging in the balance. Some parents whose boys are not good enough to win on a boys team may be just fine with trying to transform them into girls if it means trophies, championships, and scholarships will result.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are flowing to medical universities willing to take the money and perform operations and treatments, to acclaim by liberals who see this a way to accomplish goals that Phyllis Schlafly warned against 50 years ago. Social media applauds those on TikTok and elsewhere who announce with a dance video or photos that suddenly they self-identify with the opposite sex. Obviously, the deck is stacked in favor of the moral depravity of child transgenderism. However, what sets the conservative movement apart from other political factions is a willingness to stare down the impossible odds favoring the Narrative Machine and mobilize the grassroots to achieve real victory. We’ve done it before, and we should do it again to protect our children from the transgender cult.