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Another School Program Killed by Ideologues

In Education, Front Page, Mental Health by Allen West2 Comments

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If there’s one thing you can count on the left to do it is overreach. They can truly take a monumental success, or achievement, and due to their insidious ideological agenda, ruin any and everything.

I have two daughters, and we encouraged them to get engaged in sports. We knew that was a means to develop strength, confidence, and overcome fear of competition. This was the purpose of the federal legislation known as Title IX, the creation of competitive college sports programs for women. Title IX was established in 1972, and states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” This was a great thing! I was just eleven years old when Title IX was established, but saw its results when I hit the University of Tennessee in its women’s basketball and track programs.

As written in a September 2016 article by Megan Olmstead entitled “Title IX and the Rise of Female Athletes in America “Before Title IX, one in 27 girls played sports. Today that number is two in five.”

Thanks to the stupidity of the progressive socialist left, is Title IX now at risk?

As reported by Breitbart:

“Two transgender athletes crushed a slate of biological girls at a Connecticut girl’s track championship last week. 

Terry Miller of Bulkeley, Connecticut, a transgender student, set a “record” for the girl’s competition in the 100 and 200-meter runs, according to the Daily Wire. The second place finisher was also a transgender student, Andraya Yearwood of Cromwell.  Also raising eyebrows over the big win, only months ago during the winter indoor season, Bulkeley was competing on the boys’ team, according to reports. An official for the New England championships defended the move to allow stronger, faster, bigger boys to compete as girls. While noting that she feels bad for all the girls knocked out of the finals to allow the two transgenders to compete, CIAC executive director Karissa Niehoff said, “We do feel for them. Fully agree it doesn’t feel good. The optic isn’t good. But we really do have to look at the bigger issues that speak to civil rights and the fact this is high school sports.” For his part, Hillhouse coach Gary Moore has criticized the policy. Moore insisted that allowing biological boys to compete as girls “wasn’t fair to the girls.”

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When it comes to the ideological agenda of the left, fairness towards girls must take a backseat. First of all, the real designation here is “gender dysphoria,” as stated by the American Psychiatric Association; a mental condition.

Secondly, how can a biological male be allowed to compete as a female, with biological girls, in a sports competition? This is not about what you want to “identify” as, but what is happening is a complete and total undermining of Title IX. If you notice the video in the Breitbart article, the girls did not go and congratulate “Terry.” One of the things we are taught in sports competition is good sportsmanship. But, what lesson did those girls get when they find themselves competing, and losing, to a biological male?

The comments of CIAC Executive Director Karissa Niehoff is a window into the absurd mindset of the left. She states that “we really do have to look at the bigger issues that speak to civil rights, and the fact this is high school sports.” Ms. Niehoff, you are denying an opportunity for young girls to take full advantage of Title IX and receive a sports scholarship due to this warped, and delusional, articulation of civil rights. Ms. Niehoff admits that “this doesn’t feel good,” and that “the optic isn’t good,” so why is this being done?

Just like the stupid adults who came up with the nonsensical participation trophy to try to create self-esteem for kids that were not good enough to play, we now have chucklehead adults like Ms. Niehoff who is defending the indefensible. Ms. Niehoff is part of the real war on women, starting with young girls. Shall we now have gender dysphoric males playing on the female hockey team in high school? Yes, here comes 6’2″ 190 lb Brad down the ice, s/he shoots and scores, and what happens when Brad crosschecks your little girl?

Just like the stupid adults who came up with participation trophies for kids not good enough to play, we now have chuckleheads defending the indefensible. Click To Tweet

When will someone, anyone, stop this insanity? This is so blatant, it is unconscionable. One of the things dads should do is stand up for their daughters. I can honestly say that if it were my girls on that track, I would have been in that video. I would have raised complete and total heck about what is being allowed. If Terry wants to run in a special category of gender dyshoric athletes, so be it, but his DNA is that of a male.

There should be no idiocy that would allow this biological male to compete against those young girls. Without a doubt, those girls who have trained hard must feel betrayed, and by a woman like Ms. Niehoff, whose ideological agenda is more important than developing athletic, and competitive, abilities in young women. Ms. Niehoff is taking Title IX and spitting on it, and young girls all over the country. How many of those girls cried, and asked themselves why? Did they keep it to themselves, or did they share it with their parents? Perhaps parents who share Ms. Niehoff’s sick philosophy.

We talk about closing gaps for women in America, and here is the progressive socialist left creating one. With their nuttiness thriving in many of our school systems, the left is indoctrinating future generations to embrace being anything they want . . . all to the detriment of our young boys and girls who just want to live their lives and embrace who they are: the beauty of what God made them to be.

So, what’s next: Terry gets a scholarship to college, and runs on the girls track team? I remember, once upon a time, when we were apoplectic about the Soviet Union, and the East Germans, and their doping of women, making their competition with women an unfair playing field. What is the difference here? What happens when a gender dysphoric male joins the girls wrestling team, or boxing club, and seriously harms a young girl? If that were to happen, folks like Ms. Karissa Niehoff should be held responsible, and accountable.

This is highly disturbing for me. It is not just the harm that it does to these young girls. It’s also the reward it gives, and the precedent established, for Terry Miller, and others. I suppose we have now taken Shania Twain’s song “I Feel Like a Woman” to a new level.

It is a level that harms women, and I for one shall not stand for this . . . will you? Folks, this is FUBAR.

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Old School Patriots Allen B. West

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.