Working from the bottom up, folks learn how to address problems within the context of their own community’s traditions and values. Think Edmund Burke here. And as the problems they confront grow larger they can draw on their own experience of what actually works in the real world to address these larger problems. But always knowing there are tradeoffs.
The need for this law was brought to light because the daughter (can we still use that term?) of a California Assemblyman stopped at the entrance of the boys aisle and said she was not allowed entry. Now, you might think this would have been a good opportunity for a teaching moment, but no, it is much easier to create a new law. This new regulation puts a further burden on stores still working to recover from a year of COVID. This law will require people to monitor and control compliance.
Gavin Newsom has been an across-the-board disaster for California. Disgusted residents in the state are attempting to remove him from office through a recall election. Newsom has made such a mess of California’s public education system that a former Democratic majority leader in the state senate has just released a blockbuster endorsement of his No. 1 opponent, conservative talk radio host, Larry Elder.
Men being required to use the men’s room, and the banning of a six-foot-six-inch student with an Adam’s apple and a five o’clock shadow from competing against your daughter in volleyball is more than California can take. “We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country,” said Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General. We are indeed seeing unprecedented actions taking place, Mr. Bonta. At least you’ve got that right.