President cannot cut school funding
I wasn’t able to attend the June 14 Charles County Board of Education meeting but was able to watch the public forum portion online the next day. I was aware of the implementation of the new bathroom rules allowing gender confused students to use the bathroom for their perceived gender. What I didn’t realize was that the so-called accommodation in place for students who weren’t comfortable with that arrangement applies, not to the gender confused, but to the rest of the student population! Can you imagine girls and boys lining up to use the restroom in the nurse’s office or the faculty lounge because they don’t feel comfortable sharing the student restrooms with someone of the opposite sex? The logic behind this plan is totally absurd.
If, as I suspect, this has come about as a result of President Obama’s edict that schools not in compliance with the laws mandating the allowing gender confused students to use the bathroom of the opposite sex or lose federal funding, we need to remind him, and the justice department, that they do not have the power to cut funding to anyone. Anyone who understands the Separation of Powers as listed in the Constitution knows that only Congress (namely the House of Representatives) can appropriate or cut off funds to any entity. I can’t believe no one mentioned this at Tuesday’s meeting. I do appreciate Pastor Ogne’s assertion that the board needs to show courage and stand up to the bullies in the government.
To those who have children or grandchildren in the school system, I urge you to take a stand for truth and common sense and help stop this insanity that has been thrust upon our students without even consulting the parents first. Just go to www.ccboe.com for contact information.
Cheryl Allison, Waldorf