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A Big Beautiful Horse

As an experiment in social reconstruction, ObamaCare was nothing compared with what’s coming down the line as a result of the Obama administration’s Friday the 13th diktat that all public schools in the United States must allow every student to use the bathroom of his/her/zis/zir choice, or risk federal civil-rights lawsuits and the withholding of federal funds for (among other things) school lunch programs.  Defending his decision in an interview with BuzzFeed News, President Obama declared, of course, that he was doing it for the children: “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.”

Fairness, love, protection, and the affirmation of dignity are all apparently more important than a full stomach, even though the American people have been told for years that federally funded school lunch (and breakfast, and sometimes now even dinner) programs are the only thing keeping a significant number of poor children from starvation.

Consistency, of course, is the hallmark of the ideologue, who consistently ignores the real problems of real people when they clash with the ideals burning in his mind.

Having been reared in a small town with excellent public schools, I have never been opposed to such schools in principle.  And even though...

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