It's amazing to watch progressive politicians enact more and more progressive policies as if these policies are the default wishes of every human. And then to watch progressive cities and states self-destruct as a result of these policies (Exhibit A being California).
A former Obama adviser, Ben Rhodes, writes that after Trump's election night victory, Obama asked his aides, “What if we were wrong? Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early."
What Obama meant was, his administration's progressivism was just too awesome for America to handle. In his thinking, America couldn't yet appreciate what he brought to the table, so they rebelled and voted in Donald Trump. It's never because the progressive policies are garbage, it's because the people, mainly conservatives, are just too dumb to know what's good for them.
Obama and his fellow progressives across the land just don't get it.
Progressives continue to sprint toward the fringe Left, thumbing their nose at traditional values, common sense, and yes, even science. This week's example is New York City, where City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is introducing a proposal to allow adults to choose the new gender category of “X" on their birth certificates.
Parents in New York City already have the option of declaring the sex of their baby to be either “undetermined" or “unknown." Funny, that we don't even do this with our pets. Somehow, we're able to determine, from birth, whether Fido is male or female (and with a name like Fido, here's hoping it's male). Yet, city and state governments are now endorsing the lie that you can't trust what your anatomy says, you must listen to your heart to know your true gender.
Councilman Corey Johnson said: “This is about making it easier for people to be who they truly are and letting them know that New York City understands them and has their backs."
How exactly does allowing people to change their sex on a sheet of paper make New York City fairer?
Mayor de Blasio adds that this policy will, “make our City fairer." It must be nice when you're a progressive to say things like that and not have to back it up. How exactly does allowing people to change their sex on a sheet of paper make New York City fairer?
Marking “X" on a document used to be a sign of illiteracy. Now, “X" apparently represents gender illiteracy too.
UPDATE: Here's how the conversation went on radio. Watch the video below.
NYC considers adding ‘X’ gender category to birth certificates
A proposal would allow people born in New York City who do not identify as either male or female to choose a third category for their birth certificates.