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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2019 08:00 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/18/2019 08:00 AM
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Congressman McClintock on Opposition to H.R. 5

Washington, DC... Rep. McClintock delivered the following statement on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 5: Ms. Speaker: There are some fundamental principles we should all be able to agree on. Don’t hurt other people; respect the right of doctors to do no harm; respect the right of parents to protect their children. The bill before us today could have affirmed the right of every adult to declare their own gender consistent with these principles. Unfortunately, it violates these principles in the most fundamental ways.





This isn’t speculation. Many states have already adopted similar laws, and we’re now seeing firsthand the result of them.

This bill harms people in so many ways, destroying safe spaces for women, undermining women-owned businesses, intimidating the free exercise of conscience, but let me focus on just one aspect: destroying women’s sports. Wherever these laws are imposed, biological males have begun to dominate women’s competitions.

Listen to 16-year old Selina Soule of Connecticut. She tells the story of qualifying for the prestigious Middletown Invite. “Eight of us lined up at the starting line … but when six of us were only about three quarters into the race, two girls were already across the finish line…What just happened? Two boys identifying as girls happened. Fair is no longer the norm. The chance to advance, the chance to win has been all over for us … I missed the chance to compete in the New England championship this past season because of this.” She goes on to say, “The CAAC won’t listen to my voice, but I hope Congress will…HR 5…will endanger women and girls of all ages, by opening up every sports team in the country to any male who self-identifies as female. This policy will take away our medals, records, scholarships and dreams.”

We know this will happen because it already has. And we know it’s the intent of the bill because Congressman Steube offered an amendment that “Nothing in this act may be construed to require a biological female to face competition from a biological male in any sporting event.” The Democrats voted it down on a party-line vote. Sorry Selina. If you’re looking for fairness from this majority, you’ve come to the wrong place.

This bill could have protected the professional judgment of doctors, but it doesn’t. At our hearing on May 1, the bill’s author said, “What HR 5 does is to ensure that transgender people, including young people, are not denied care because of their gender identity.” What is care for gender identity? Cross sex hormones, puberty blockers and surgery. Refuse to provide it – on the self-diagnosis of a child – and you’ve broken the law.

Indeed, Johns Hopkins University, that pioneered sex re-assignment surgery, stopped the practice because they saw the long-term harm it did to their patients.

And we know that’s the intent of the bill, because I offered an amendment that “Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require health care providers to affirm the self-professed gender identity of a minor” and the Democrats voted it down on a straight party-line vote.

Listen to one anguished parent, Elaine, tell her story: “Let me explain to you how this works. If you take your child to a clinic to seek help, affirmative care means the … professionals must accept a child’s professed gender identity…Under “conversion therapy” bans, questioning a child’s professed gender identity is now illegal. So, if a little boy is 5 years old and believes he is the opposite sex, affirmative care means going along with his beliefs. Parents are encouraged to refer to him as their “daughter” and let him choose a feminine name. Teachers are told to let him use the girls’ bathroom at school. Therapists will reassure parents that social transition is harmless and reversible. Is it really harmless to tell a child who still believes in the tooth fairy that he is the opposite sex? … If a 10-year-old girl is uncomfortable with her developing body and suddenly insists she is a boy, affirmative care means blocking this girl’s puberty with powerful drugs.”

We know this will happen because it already has. And we know this is the intent of the bill because Congressman Mike Johnson offered an amendment that “Nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act may be construed to deny a parent’s right to be involved in their minor child’s medical care.” The Democrats voted it down on a party-line vote.

Elaine goes on to say: “I am speaking out because I love my daughter. And it is because of her that I know what I have told you is true. She has been a victim of “gender affirming” medical procedures, and I was powerless to stop doctors from harming her.” Sorry, Elaine. The House majority doesn’t care and isn’t listening.

This is the brave new world that House Democrats propose under the name “equality.”

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-05-18 09:15:00   By: Anonymous
 
We cannot ensure that even good parents will accept and support their minor child’s personal identity regarding gender. They will most likely try to dissuade and be angry—all natural and understandable reactions. However, I do think a child should not be treated with drugs. Perhaps the law should state that you must first be 18, and have the right to make the decision for yourself, not by your parents, and with a more developed brain to comprehend what you are doing.

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    Re: Veritas
    Posted on: 2019-05-18 11:48:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Following extensive study, Johns Hopkins University has affirmed that persons harboring gender identity confusion are mentally ill and should be treated as such.
    A society that accepts mentally ill delusions as normal is a society headed for disaster.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-05-18 09:28:00   By: Anonymous
 
Tom, thanks for standing up for decency, this just affirms the attempts by the LEFT to destroy our society from within, most of these topics that they push regarding gender need to go away, we did w/o all this bull *bleep* since time began, leave it alone, stay out of my business and I will stay out of your's, PERIOD! The government needs to focus their time on important matters and this particular matter isn't one of them, thank you!

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    Mental Disease
    Posted on: 2019-05-18 11:19:56   By: Anonymous
     
    McClintock consistently exhibits mental disease which comes from fundamentalism and Conservatism.

    I pity those who have this disease. It is caused by forcing ones brain synapses to be damaged by brain washing from those who choose ignorance and hate over scientific proven facts, and reality. Conservatism to an extreme degree such as McClintock exhibits clearly shows this mental disorder.

    A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex. The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness—a psychology term that describes a personality trait which involves dimensions like curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness.

    https://www.alternet.org/2019/01/scientists-have-established-link-between-brain-damage-and-religious-fundamentalism/

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      Re: Mental Disease
      Posted on: 2019-05-18 11:22:00   By: Anonymous
       
      Racism and Hate are taught, are learned behavior.


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        Re: Mental Disease
        Posted on: 2019-05-18 11:51:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Gender identity issues have nothing to do with race.
        People of any race can be afflicted by mental illness.

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      Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?
      Posted on: 2019-05-18 12:28:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah right! Yada, Yada, Yada! Your A__ is talking cause your mouth knows better! Just another ploy by these ignorant Dumbocrats who really don't want to know the truth-a bunch of ANARCHISTS! Lock 'em all up!

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        Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake
        Posted on: 2019-05-18 12:33:15   By: Anonymous
         
        And if I had a bakery, I ain't baking no cake for no *&%$#@ts! And if they want to throw me in jail-so be it! With these new P.C.laws, I'll just spend one night there (or maybe not even a whole night)! So Demorats like Rebecca and Huckleberry: go crawl back in your hole! Lets MAGA!

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          Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake
          Posted on: 2019-05-18 12:34:11   By: Anonymous
           
          PS Lucifer is out on the prowl! Be on the lookout for Him-be watchful!

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            Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake
            Posted on: 2019-05-18 14:28:18   By: Anonymous
             
            The truth is we do not support trumps bull *bleep* and lying.

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              Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake
              Posted on: 2019-05-18 16:35:24   By: Anonymous
               
              All this is sickening to say the least. Boys are boys and girls are girls. Now what I saw here is one point a girl didn't like a boy/male in a sport meet because they didn't have a chance to compete but on the other hand it's ok to be a fire-women even though they don't stand a chance at handling say a ladder as a man/male could,. go back to the reality of nature and quit a the laws that serves only a few but ruins it for a lot F**K

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              Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake/\/\ Trump
              Posted on: 2019-05-18 19:23:01   By: Anonymous
               
              Like I said-be watchful of comments like the aforementioned comment-Lucifer is on the loose!

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                Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake/\/\ Trump
                Posted on: 2019-05-18 21:54:01   By: Anonymous
                 
                WAKE UP, TRUMP IS LUCIFER!!!!

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                  Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?/\/\ baking a cake/\/\ Trump
                  Posted on: 2019-05-19 07:21:48   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Steven r smith is really a woman inside an anarchist woodshed made of witchcraft and sin. Cleanse your soul stevie, for lucifer is waiting a top his watch tower as god has already seen your soul and it is putrid, rotten and tainted. I'll pray for you, I'll pray that you may find the righteous path to being a true christian, a true follower of faith of christs words for the fellow man, woman, child..love thy neighbor. I forgive you, but will you forgive yourself in the end? A courage for change has failed you in a big way. Very sad...

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        Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?
        Posted on: 2019-05-19 07:26:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Steven r smith just go screw yourself in the caboose. And s.t.f.u! Yaddas and a yaddas you bastard fuk!

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          Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?
          Posted on: 2019-05-19 08:27:37   By: Anonymous
           
          Someone please take SRS to the fair. He likes cotton candy.

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            Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?
            Posted on: 2019-05-20 07:35:44   By: Anonymous
             
            Hahaha! And he misses his mommy and daddy. No wonder this fried screw ball is still single. No one wants someone with mommy and daddy issues then add only a fraction of brain cells from years of drug abuse. Or should I say "drub abuse" lol! HUH? WHAT UP WITH THAT SOMTHING SMELLS FISH ROUND HER!

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              Re: Mental Disease /\/\ Tom McClintock-mental disease?
              Posted on: 2019-05-20 07:37:11   By: Anonymous
               
              And let's MAGA audit.

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