ACLU continues its assault on commonsense legislation crafted to protect vulnerable women and children

In an email today, the ACLU says, “North Carolina should truly repeal its unjust HB2 law that permits discrimination against LGBT people — and we’re calling on the NCAA to refuse to allow championship games to take place in NC until that happens.”

What’s wrong with the above ACLU complaint? Let’s do a little reality check.

ACLU and the LGBTQ-Whatever Confusion

While the left’s popular euphemism for homosexuality is the acronym LGBTQ, homosexuality remains a same-sex attraction.

Here’s the fun part. Are you ready, ACLU?

Men who are afflicted with same-sex attraction have no interest in the invasion of women’s restrooms, dressing rooms, and gymnasium showers. Homosexual men prefer men. Is this too deep for you? I’ll pull back and elaborate somewhat.

Women with same-sex attraction are not interested in men. Like homosexual men, they have no interest in the invasion of men’s restrooms, dressing rooms, and gymnasium showers. Does this help?

The North Carolina HB2, like a similar bill before the Texas Legislature, was crafted to protect vulnerable women and children from sexual predators, guys who wish to walk into women’s restrooms, dressing rooms, and gymnasium showers with impunity. These heterosexual males are perverts and creeps who are generally unwelcome in the aforesaid facilities reserved for women and young children.

I know, I know. I’ve written some facts about life that challenge your baseless complaints, but you will eventually gain understanding (aka common sense) if you re-read the above several times, clicking your heels together while repeatedly saying, “I’m not in the women’s restroom. I’m not in the women’s restroom. I’m not in the women’s restroom.”

Read from the Austin Statesman: Gov. Abbott says he wants to sign a transgender bathroom bill http://tinyurl.com/n4rbuks

John King Blvd – Always Intended as a SH-205 Bypass

From the 2011 Rockwall Comprehensive Plan, and to further reinforce the purpose of John King Blvd., read extracts from the plan.

Appendix C – BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION

“John King Blvd. is a City initiated, funded and constructed roadway. Named for an exceptional City leader, statesman and former Councilman, it was conceived to provide bypass traffic relief to Texas highway 205 which penetrates downtown, and to provide access and structure for developing properties on the east side of the City.”

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City of Rocwall Comprehensive Plan 2011

Extract from Comprehensive Plan, Page 34

“John King Blvd corridor (see Appendix “C”). John King Blvd was conceived to provide by-pass traffic relief to Texas State Highway 205 and to provide access and structure for development on the east side of the City. The City should adopt design standards for this corridor similar to those in place for other key entry points to the City, particularly given the opportunity of enhancing the image of an undeveloped roadway corridor.”

Recently, new residents living along John King Blvd. discovered the intended use of that thoroughfare. They protest its use as a SH-205 bypass.

It’s human nature to resist change.  But, changes are inevitable in a city like Rockwall where growth is the new norm.

The issue is the common good. We the residents of Rockwall have endured major thoroughfare construction and improvements. I thank God Ridge Road is no longer a two-lane blacktop. I’m also thankful for the privilege to participate in the county 2008 road bond election that accelerated reconstruction of Ridge Road below Interstate 30.

No doubt residents in the southeast areas of Rockwall are thankful for improvements to SH-276 that for most of its history was a simple two-lane blacktop roadway.

Due to funding shortfalls, TxDot expects cities and counties to ‘pony up’ part of the cost of thoroughfare construction.

What to SH-205, FM-740 and SH-276 have in common? They are public thoroughfares.

Because public thoroughfares are issues bigger than one neighborhood or small city, they must be carefully coordinated to assure adequate capacity for vital transportation routes. The City of Rockwall doesn’t exist in a ‘transportation vacuum’. Our fair city is but one of many in our North Texas region where thoroughfare plans are carefully worked out years in advance to assure equitable provision for all the municipal and county entities.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is the agency that is responsible for cooperative transportation planning.

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click on the above imaqe to learn about NCTCOG

 

What is the NCTCOG?

“The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.”

Learn from the NCTCOG 2012 Update how the council of governments how John King Blvd. fits into the master thoroughfare plan for our area. The outer loop project, by the way, will dwarf all other major transportation routes. And, sometime in the future, I-30 will be widened to handle growth of east-west traffic.

Transportation is always good for everyone. The folks who object to our plans for John King Blvd. as a SH-205 bypass would not be living where they are if we had not agreed to spend roughly 85 million dollars for that roadway.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

‎Rockwall‬ ‪‎BathroomOrdinance‬: Why are we having this conversation?

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Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt says, “we have been thrust in a position of discussing this because several businesses and governmental entities have decided to create policies encouraging men unfettered access to women’s restrooms and changing rooms, and vice versa. Because of these policies, I, as mayor of Rockwall, Texas, proposed a new ordinance that would limit a person’s access to a bathroom that didn’t match his or her biological sex.”

Link to Dallas Morning News: Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt: I proposed a bathroom ordinance to protect children from sexual predators

The day following the city council meeting where none of our council members offered a second to open public discussion of the proposed ordinance, a Target store in Frisco became the scene of a man photographing a girl in a dressing room. The girl identified his face that was captured on security cameras.

More from CBS Local: Forney woman shocked to find man using Ross women’s dressing room – Ross cares only for the so-called ‘transgender’ male, she says. 

Libertarian-leaning members of the community argue the ordinance imposed too much government control of businesses. Is this the case? Let’s consider the fundamental role of all government, the principle found in the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

Yes, the fundamental role of all government is to secure the rights of the people governed, not to hold down the costs of conducting a private business.

As our third president and the author of the above-mentioned Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson stated: “A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another…”

Liberty flourishes most when we the people are free to exercise our pursuits without restraint, so long as we do no harm to others.
The proposed ordinance was intended to serve this purpose by protecting vulnerable women and children.

Other than the local Target store, another business to remember is the local Hilton hotel. The hotel manager publicly opposed the ordinance.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt – Public Invited to Meet the Mayor at NINETEEN in The Shores

18 April 2015

May 2015 city elections draw near so it’s time to count our blessings of low taxes, fiscally conservative government and outstanding leadership. Early voting will be held Monday, April 27 thru Tuesday, May 5 (excluding Sunday) at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane.

Please join us Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at NINETEEN, inside the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club, 2600 Champions Drive in The Shores neighborhood of Rockwall.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt – Public Invited to Meet at Luigi’s Cafe

18 April 2015

May 2015 city elections draw near so it’s time to count our blessings of low taxes, fiscally conservative government and outstanding leadership. Early voting will be held Monday, April 27 thru Tuesday, May 5 (excluding Sunday) at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane.

Please join us Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Luigi’s is located at 2002 South Goliad Street, here in Rockwall.

John White

My endorsement of Mayor Jim Pruitt for re-election

May 2015 city elections draw near so it’s time to count our blessings of low taxes, fiscally conservative government and outstanding leadership. Early voting will be held Monday, April 27 thru Tuesday, May 5 (excluding Sunday) at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane.

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Please join us Tuesday, April 14, 2015 aboard Sail With Scott’s “Harbor Lights”, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Harbor Lights will remain at The Harbor boat docks, 2047 Summer Lee Drive here in Rockwall.

John White