Bypassing the people, and the states, and the courts, President Obama is once again exercising executive authority to enforce his will and a leftist vision on America. Not under threat of law, but threat of cut funding. The New York Times reports tonight that the President will issue a “decree” ordering all public schools in the country to allow “transgender students” to use the bathroom and locker room of their choice.
The letter to school districts that will go out Friday describing what they should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against, signed by officials of the Justice Department and Department of Education, does not have the force of law. But it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
That’s right, the threat is that the President will put at risk the quality of education for students in school districts that do not comply with his whims. The Times predicts that “Republicans” may object that “the federal government is wading into local matters and imposing its own values on communities across the country.” Gee, ya think?