Carson Weighs in on Transgender Controversies (VIDEO)

Ben Carson sat down last week for an interview with Jorge Ramos, where he was asked for his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance which was rejected by voters.  You can see his response below:

JORGE RAMOS: Let me ask you — In Houston recently they rejected a measure that would have banned discrimination against the LGBT community. Dr. Carson, should transgender men and women use any public bathroom they choose?

BEN CARSON: How about we have a transgender bathroom?

RAMOS: Would that be your solution, your proposal?

CARSON: Sure. Absolutely. There is absolutely no reason —

RAMOS: How would that work?

CARSON: It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable. It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about the [LGBT] movement. I think everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anybody should have extra rights — extra rights when it comes to redefining everything for everybody else and imposing your view on everybody else. When, you know, the way that this country was designed it was live and let live. That’s the way I feel. So, I feel that gay people, they can do anything they want.

RAMOS: But you’re against gay marriage?

CARSON: I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I don’t care what somebody else believes. They can do whatever they want. What I object to is they get to change the definition for everybody and then impose that upon everybody.

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Hillary Clinton and the Democrats’ Houston Problem

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

It was a shocking election, shocking to Democrats who fell victim to their own bubble propaganda that social issues are going to be the key to their comeback, and shocking to establishment conservatives who have fallen victim to the “truce strategy” of silence on social issues, which feeds the Democrats’ overreach.

How could Hillary Clinton have gotten herself in the position of endorsing the “right” of biological males to shower in girls’ locker rooms?

Houston was supposed to be the beachhead of a great expansion of transgender rights, by a political elite that mistakes GOP submission, and public quiescence in the face of a celebrity coming-out session by the former Bruce Jenner, for broad public support. The Human Rights Campaign’s internal polls (I am told) showed them ahead by seven points in the final weeks of the referendum on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). They poured as much as $650,000 into the campaign, with supporters outspending opponents by three to one or more. Instead they got slaughtered by Houston voters, in a Democrat-controlled city led by a lesbian mayor, 61 percent to 39 percent.

And in Virginia, Planned Parenthood and Clinton-ally governor Terry McAuliffe’s well-funded plan to regain the state-senate majority by painting Republicans as social-issues extremists similarly failed.

Here’s the thing though: Hillary, the Democratic frontrunner, was in a Twitterfight with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (bless him) . 

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Three Questions Hillary Won’t Be Asked at the Debate (Video)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.

What I’d love to see is the Democratic debate conducted by CNBC as if they also hated the Democrats, and I think it’ll be fun to ask Hillary three questions:

Number one: You were quoted out and out lying in the Benghazi hearings between what you were telling your family and close friends and what you were telling the American public. Doesn’t that simply disqualify you, and take away any possibility that the American people would trust you?

Second question: You seriously endorsed a referendum in the city of Houston that said that men could walk into women’s bathrooms. Despite the fact that Houston has a tremendously liberal electorate and a lesbian mayor, the voters rejected it with 63 percent of the votes. Are you high?

The third thing: Why do you call everyone extremist, and yet you can’t find a single pro-life legislation that you could possibly ever support, and the people who say “let’s meet halfway in the middle” you describe as extreme. Aren’t you the true extremist.

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Even Democrats Disagree With Hillary’s Support for Men in Women’s Bathrooms

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter last week to endorse the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)—a campaign strategy that failed completely

Houston’s proposed ordinance, which would extend full public accommodations access to gay and transgender people under the guise of “nondiscrimination,” was rejected by a huge margin on Tuesday: voted down 61 percent to 39 percent.

The most pressing argument driving opposition to HERO and other such ordinances that we expect to see cropping up within the coming months is the danger to the safety and dignity of women (and even men) that these measures would enable.

The ordinance would allow any person who identifies as transgender to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex from their own biological sex. In other words, any man who decides to identify as a woman would be free to use a woman’s bathroom or locker room. This utterly irrational idea has raised special concern not only about genuinely gender-confused people but even more so about the ability for sexual predators to roam free in women’s bathrooms.

This all comes just after Monday’s battle over “discrimination,” when federal education authorities found that “an Illinois school district violated sex-discrimination laws by barring a transgender student from the girls’ locker room and girls’ sports teams.”

In her endorsement of HERO, Hillary buys into the rhetoric that asks us to deny reality for the sake of “non-discrimination.” As she tweeted to her followers, “No one should face discrimination for who they are or who they love—I support efforts for equality in Houston & beyond. Continue Reading

Why Was Tuesday’s Election a Game-Changer for Conservatives? (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.

Well, the good guys won overall.  And by ‘the good guys,’ I mean not Republicans necessarily but conservatives—and those of us who argue that conservative issues are actually a net gain for the party.

Number one, in Kentucky, Matt Bevin won the election, and he decided smartly to campaign on religious liberty, on traditional marriage, against Planned Parenthood in the closing days.  And it helped pull the election out for him.

In Houston, the people who have the common sense to say it’s not a great idea to let men who want to go into women’s bathrooms defeated a referendum that was supported by Hillary Clinton that would have allowed men to do exactly that.  It was defeated by a huge margin.

Virginia remained in conservative hands.  So all in all it was a pretty good election.

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