John Kerry wants everyone to know that the United States stands in “solidarity” with the transgender community around the world.
The Washington Examiner reports – Secretary of State John Kerry honored the memory of transgender individuals who lost their lives to “senseless acts of violence” on Sunday and said the U.S. stands in “solidarity” with the community around the world.
“Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry,” Kerry said in a statement recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance. “This is a global challenge and we all must do more to protect transgender persons on the basis of equality and dignity.”
He said that in the U.S., the Constitution “enshrines freedoms of peaceful assembly, speech and association, and it affirms that everyone has equal protection under the law.”
“Around the world,” he added, “human rights and fundamental freedoms are recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that every person is born free and equal in dignity and rights. Every person includes transgender women, transgender men, and other individuals who face marginalization on account of their gender expression or gender identity.”
- But, they feel no solidarity with parents of children who do not wish to have them share bathrooms/locker rooms with members of the opposite sex??
- They feel no solidarity with Americans who are fearful of they myriad of threats posed by undocumented, hastily screened illegals and/or refugees??
To say that this administration is out of touch with the pulse of everyday America is an understatement. This is not to say that we should tolerate violence, hatred or bigotry. But, it could be argued that the push for ‘human rights’ for transgenders (as for illegals or for refugees) has degraded human rights for the majority of the population.
The definition of solidarity is “unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.” Perhaps John Kerry should pay a little more attention to the definition of the word. Because, in recent times, the best example of true solidarity was the solidarity displayed by average Americans, when we acted as ‘individuals with a common interest’ to deny the continuation of these insufferable (even unconstitutional) policies and opinions.