It would be easy for Republicans and conservatives from all corners of the nation to feel defeated and rather hopeless after suffering the losses of the 2020 election cycle. However, we must remember that America is not doomed just because our party has lost or because someone with less than selfless or patriotic ideals takes control.
While newly-elected President Joe Biden has assumed control and made it apparent in his first days in office that he will intentionally strive to tear down everything Donald Trump worked so hard to achieve, just because Biden says he wants it doesn’t mean he gets it.
Thanks to our founding fathers, in their seemingly infinite wisdom, our nation was built on a rather complex system of checks and balances. At its core, it is a federal system that gives individual states a hell of a lot of power, and if that means fighting against the executive branch and executive orders, then so be it.
And that’s precisely what several states have chosen to do as of late.
As you well know, Biden recently signed an executive order making it legal for transgender individuals, particularly men who identify as women, to enter previously female-only spaces, such as bathrooms, shelters, and even women’s sports. He also made it illegal to ban what he and others of the woke left call “gender identity discrimination.”
But states like Montana aren’t about to let this stand.
Therefore, the state’s House Judiciary Committee has approved and sent forward a bill that fights against the recent executive order.
According to Christian News, the “Save Women’s Sports Act” or House Bill 122 notes that there are inherent and biological differences between males and females that make the segregation of the sexes vital to fair competition.
The bill reads, “The Legislature finds that there are ‘inherent differences between men and women,’ and that these differences ‘remain cause for celebration but not for denigration of the members of either sex or for artificial contracts on an individual’s opportunity.’”
It notes that differences, such as men’s typically “denser, stronger bones, tendons, and ligaments… larger hearts, greater lung volume per body mass, higher blood cell count,” etc., make the two sexes very, very different. And by allowing a biological male, no matter what they have done to physically alter their appearance or anatomy, to compete against women as a woman promotes inequality and unfairness.
The bill is currently awaiting a vote in Montana’s House of Representatives.
Texas is taking a similar stance, but not the same executive order.
Instead, the Lone Star State is fighting against Biden’s order that puts a 100-day freeze on deportations.
On Friday, the state issued a lawsuit against the Biden Administration, claiming that the deportation freeze is “unconstitutional, illegal, and bad for Texas and the nation,” according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Paxton said in a news release, “Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel.”
Furthermore, he noted that DHS had agreed with him on just how dangerous this freeze or any similar action could be for America and her people.
“DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a freeze on deportation will cause concrete injuries to Texas. I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand. The rule of law and security of our citizens must prevail.”
According to KDFW-TV, as of Tuesday, a US district judge agreed with Paxton. Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order on Biden, essentially banning the US federal government from enforcing his anti-deportation order.
And if recent polls about America’s view of Biden are correct, time will only increase the number against our new president and his unlawful orders.
In his first week in office, he has managed to cut nearly 11,000 American jobs, anger the Mexican government, severely strain relations between the US and Canada, and break numerous promises to the American people, all in the name of his party’s agenda.
But we must never forget that we still have a voice, and we as individuals, through our state’s legislatures, have the power to fight against anything that isn’t in our best interest. Let’s not take that right for granted or lose hope.
America will prevail, if only for the sake of her people.