March 09, 2018
Both parties are still pouring over what happened in Texas on Tuesday, but the biggest story may be the one nobody's talking about. The liberal media likes to say that the bathroom debate is much ado about nothing. Fake news! Not In reality, voters are in more agreement on bathroom privacy than a lot of other issues.
In our election round-up, I mentioned that Texans finally had the ability to voice their opinion in the gender-free lunacy some liberals are pushing. And the intensity of their feelings might surprise you. In case you're unfamiliar with the process, Texans vote on a series of precinct convention resolutions that help shape the parties' priorities. This week, they had a chance to speak up on a number of issues, including privacy. In proposition #6, they were asked to agree or disagree with this statement: "Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings." Ninety percent said yes. That's an incredible level of consensus on any topic, let alone one like that.
To understand just how significant that number is, consider this. Texans were also asked to weigh in with their opinion on health care. When they cast ballots on proposition #9 -- "Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare" -- 86 percent said yes. That's four points lower than proposition #6. That means more people agree with privacy protections than even overturning Obamacare! More voters are concerned about men in girls' restrooms, changing rooms, and showers than one of the biggest and most expensive legislative failures of the century! Republicans across the country would be wise to stop and consider what this means for debates in places like North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Regardless of what Big Business threatens or how celebrities mock and malign, protecting privacy in the face of the gender lunacy that is being forced on Americans isn't just a priority issue for conservatives -- it's a winning one.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.