Historic Announcement by Obama Administration to Protect Transgender Students Dismissed by Administrator
Superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness of the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District has decided to shred the Obama administration's directive that states transgender students must be allowed to use restrooms of their choosing, and cannot be discriminated against. News of the decree, which is being sent to every school district across the country, broke Thursday night, and immediately Cavness was speaking with 12News anchor Kevin Steele.
"I got news for President Barack Obama. He ain't my President and he can't tell me what to do," Cavness told Steele. "That letter is going straight to the paper shredder."
"I have 5 daughters myself and I have 2,500 girls in my protection. Their moms and dads expect me to protect them. And that is what I am going to do. Now I don't want them bullied... but there are accommodations that can be made short of this." Cavness adds he think President Obama "is destroying the very fiber of this country. He is not a leader. He is a failure."
Cavness, whose district includes 11 schools, then spoke with KDFM News, saying, "What Obama is doing isn't leadership. He's not a leader. I'm going to provide leadership. I'll fight for those kids until I don't have a breath left in my body."
"I don't recognize President Obama. I expect a President to be a strong, fearless leader. Nothing he does has any shred of leadership. It's ridiculous. In the great state of Texas it's sad we're even having to talk about this foolishness. I know most Texans support what I think. Take a look around. Look at Detroit. Look at Chicago. Look at various places around the country that have had 20 or 30 or 40 years of zero leadership or left-leaning leadership. Look at their condition and their state. The government doesn't fix anything. They only create problems. The only way to do that is personal responsibility. If people choose to live like that, you have the freedom to do what you want in this country. But at the same time, it's getting forced down people's throats and it's not the way to do things. People might be more receptive if it wasn't crammed down our throat every time we turn the television on."
The Superintendent apparently is unaware that the federal courts are already beginning to agree that discrimination against transgender people is sex discrimination, and thus transgender students are protected under federal law.
Image via Port Neches-Groves ISD
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