If you believe in freedom and liberty, the red, white, and blue, support for the common man and woman and have a natural revulsion to tyranny then you have to support transgender rights.
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Because transgender rights are as American as apple pie. As ingrained in the spirit that is written in the founding documents of the United States of America. This country declared its independence from the British Empire with a clarion call for the “pursuit of happiness.”
People living their best lives is the ultimate expression of the pursuit of happiness, so if you honestly believe in the values America so often says it stands for, you have to support transgender rights.
America has fought multiple wars against tyranny, from the original American Revolution to the war against the Axis of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Our men and women took up arms against oppressive regimes that sought to use the power of the government to crush the hopes and dreams of ordinary people, to exterminate them on a mass scale. The ideals of America are to fight back against oppression.
If you believe in America over oppression, you must support transgender rights and you have to oppose tyrannical efforts to take away the God-given liberty that transgender people deserve.
Efforts to attack transgender rights, through policies like genital inspections of young children, spying on drag shows and outlawing drag performances — ideas backed by the Republican Party and the conservative movement — are utterly un-American and unpatriotic. They are tyranny. Tyranny against Americans cannot be allowed to stand. Tyranny must be opposed it must be crushed and it cannot be allowed to advance a single inch.
This is America, where liberty must reign. And for liberty to reign, transgender rights and equality must be supported.
So let’s stop equivocating. Let us stop advocating half measures and mealy mouthed opposition to oppression.
Let us be real Americans. Real Americans in the tradition of revolutionaries, of our successful war against oppressive fascism, of our triumphant fight against the tyrannical anti-American bigotry of Jim Crow.
Embrace real, red-blooded Americanism and stand on the side of the Statute of Liberty, the Red, White and Blue, and the noble American eagle.
Support transgender equality. And be a REAL American.
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I was just journaling this morning about how we could turn trans rights into patriotic messaging. Problematic American history and current realities aside this is good messaging and important imo, thanks for publishing it. Trans people exist, have always, and will always, and if they are to be safe and free anywhere that's a talking point easily picked up.
Christofacism has no room for empathy decency or " others". They have a narrow view of Liberty. They don't care about anyone's happiness. They care about ruling EVERYONE! They are destroying decades or progress for women. How do we turn the tide back to AMERICAN IDEALS???!