I saw this story and it made me wonder whether or not our society even understands what rights and freedom are anymore:
“The world would be a better place if everyone had the right to be themselves, including people who have a creative gender identity and expression. Transgender people are not allowed the freedom to do things everyone else does, like go to the doctor, go to school, get a job, and even make friends.
Transgender kids like me are not allowed to go to most schools because the teachers think we are different from everyone else..
When they grow up, transgender adults have a hard time getting a job because the boss thinks the customers will be scared away. Doctors are afraid of treating transgender patients because they don’t know how to take care of them, and some doctors don’t really want to help them. Transgender patients like me travel to other states to see a good doctor.
It would be a better world if everyone knew that transgender people have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else. We like to make friends and want to go to school. Transgender people want to get good jobs and go to doctors like they are exactly the same. It really isn’t that hard to like transgender people because we are like everyone else.”
Rather than get preachy, let me just ask a few questions for which the answers should be self-evident.
Where is this individual not being allowed to “be themselves?” Wasn’t this person allowed to chose to alter the situation of nature that saw them born a different sex? (BTW: this is a prime example of what I mean when I say we cannot keep altering the natural laws that govern this universe and expect to survive).
How are “transgendered people” prohibited from going to the doctor, to school or to get a job? Are they actually prohibited from doing these things, or is it that their choices make others feel uncomfortable and they want to be free from the ramifications of their choices in regards to how others react? If that is the case, how can anyone claim they have a right to have you treat them the way they want to be treated? Isn’t that the same thing as claiming they have a right to control your free will?
If I chose not to hire such a person, how does that infringe on their rights? A job is not a right because it is dependent upon another person’s free will. So, if I have a legitimate concern for my business – in this case, how my customers may react to such a person – then isn’t that my right not to hire them? And where am I stopping them from looking for work, or taking a job if it is offered? Where, when and how did this person acquire a “right” over my will and my business that says I must hire them? How did this child ever come to a point where she thinks she has a right to ignore and/or trample the rights of others?
When we – as a nation – start to believe that this child has a point, we are lost. A society simply cannot continue if it accepts this sort of irrationality. It will go the same way as the ancient skeptics who believed that nothing in this world is real and actually tried to live according to their beliefs. This meant some told themselves we do not need to eat, and others told themselves that gravity was imaginary. Needless to say, things didn’t work out too well for them. We face the same fate if we do not wake up and turn back from the edges of the abyss.