Dear Representative of the People

Dear Representative of the People,

I have been deeply concerned by the recent debate and unofficial regulations regarding the transgender bathroom use, and I urge you to not succumb to the political pressure of our day at the expense of our children.  So you know that I am not simply jumping on the bandwagon of social media, I consistently work with members of the LGBT community, have read the documents including title IX and the presidential letter to school districts, and counsel youth and adults whose basic human rights have been violated.

Many differing reasons have been given for the allowance of transgender bathroom privileges.  When boiled down, the arguments seem to all include the ideas of fairness and dignity.  The most succinct evidence of this is shown in Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin’s statement, “This is a truly significant moment not only for transgender young people but for all young people, sending a message that every student deserves to be treated fairly and supported by their teachers and schools.”[1]

The idea is repeated by President Obama, “We’re talking about kids… potentially they are vulnerable. I think that it is part of our obligation as a society to make sure that everybody is treated fairly, and our kids are all loved, and that they’re protected and that their dignity is affirmed.”[2]
I would submit that the dignity of the individual is destroyed by the support of legislation allowing transgenders to decide which bathroom they feel most comfortable with as well as the more moderate approach of building special bathrooms for transgender use.  The individual dignity is destroyed by these types of legislation, and we are confusing our children in several areas.

     First, we are modeling for this vulnerable generation that dignity is something that can be bestowed upon us from outside of ourselves.  If my dignity is able to be given me by my government, then it can also be taken away by the same entity.  If society can give me dignity, then society can take it away.  Should the government mandate who can be invited to after school parties or which players should be selected for the football quarterback based on their own self-identification?

     Second, we are commending the destruction of our society by supporting anarchy.[3]  By supporting such legislation, in the name of love or dignity, we are supporting nihilism and moral anarchy.  Catering to this type of legislation undermines the very fibers that hold all societies together.  This is not to say that transgenders using the same restroom will destroy a nation, but that the driving philosophy behind the legislation is acidic to the foundations of any civilization.  Actions like these are training our children to be the moral compass.

Third, we are confusing our children not simply genetically, but morally.  We train them in school to believe that they can identify their own gender based on a subjective standard, but then preach to them that actions of bullying and terrorism are wrong.  “What if I self-identify as a bully?  What if bullying makes me feel affirmed and dignified?”  This seems to be a dual standard.  It is impossible to have a moral statement without a moral anchor.

Fourth, we are confusing our children by telling them that what they do determines their value.  By refusing to allow bathroom legislation you are not attacking anyone’s dignity, but affirming that dignity is not based on the actions of an individual.  Refusing a policy change is not a value statement on the individual or an attack against Trans-lives matter.  If that were the case, I would also say that murderers lives matter, and we should also have a rapist bathroom and schools that teach acceptance of torture and infanticide.  In fact when taken to its logical conclusion, regardless of your belief, you could not disagree with me without viciously attacking my dignity.

     Fifth, we are confusing our children by following the Luciferin narrative that humans can determine meaning and morality.  We are teaching our kids that meaning and morality can come from society untethered from God’s laws.  The same Bible that condemns murder, rape, and pedophilia also clearly states that man’s meaning and dignity do not come from ourselves, but from our relation to Jesus Christ. If we hold open the door for choosing one’s own standards, we are setting a precedent for more violence in our society.  If men and women like yourself are not courageous enough to stand up with a clear voice against this mafia style “love” enforcement and show that morality is not subjective, we will see an increase in Columbine or Roseburg type shootings.

I am not in favor of the denigration of people in society, but I want to encourage you that the rejection of the new bathroom policies is not an act of aggression against people of a varying view point, but is actually an act of love.  It is an act of love that seeks to stand with a clear voice warning the next generation of the effects of mistaken ideologies.

As a fellow concerned citizen, I urge you to stand against politicians playing philosophical Russian Roulette with the lives of our children and oppose any legislation that would seek to confuse our children and undermine the foundations of dignity and morality.

 

Daniel Mielke

7th Congressional District

Polk County, WI

 

[1] http://abcnews.go.com/US/obama-administration-public-schools-transgender-students-access-bathrooms/story?id=39081956

[2] http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us/politics/obama-defends-transgender-directive-for-school-bathrooms.html

[3] A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy.  Friedrich Nietzsche argued that its corrosive effects would eventually destroy all moral, religious, and metaphysical convictions and precipitate the greatest crisis in human history. http://www.iep.utm.edu/nihilism/

 

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