Required Reading – September 5 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Margolis: Mass. Rep. Uses LGBT Lobby’s Insanity Against Them, Thwarts Third-Gender Driver’s License Bill

“Many states are also sanctioning the notion that there are more than two genders by allowing state-issued IDs to have more than two gender options for those very special people who can’t seem to make up their mind. How we got here, I have no idea, but as it seems this collective psychosis is spreading rapidly, all efforts, no matter how small, to thwart this radical ideology are worth celebrating. And believe it or not, there’s a small victory to celebrate in my home state of Massachusetts. Yes, that dark blue state. Legislation to add a “Gender X” options for driver’s licenses was expected to fly through the legislature and be signed into law. But, one state legislator, a hero for sanity, managed to thwart the bill by using the LGBT lobby’s own insanity against them. By using Facebook’s established 73 genders as the baseline, Republican Representative Jim Lyons insisted that only adding a third gender was discriminatory to all those other genders, and insisted each deserved their own option, and thus their own amendment, debate, and vote.”

Read more at PJ Media.

Allahpundit: John Kerry: “We paid a price” when Obama refused to enforce the red line against Assad’s WMD

“Kerry’s been running away from Obama’s Syria policy for years, telling diplomats in the fall of 2016 that he argued for using force against Assad three years earlier. Presumably that’s true, but even if it isn’t, what else would you expect him to say? So harrowing has the apocalypse in Syria been, and so long has it dragged on, that anyone who works in foreign affairs must look at it today and think ‘We should have done something differently’ even if it’s not clear what good that something might have done.”

Read more at Hot Air.

Baumann: 160 Democrats Pen Letter to Betsy DeVos Urging Her NOT To Allocate Funds For…

“More than 160 Democrats came together to present Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a letter demanding she prevents schools from using federal funding to purchase firearms or provide firearms training for teachers and school faculty.”

Read more at Town Hall.

Wulfsohn: Bill Clinton Stood Next To A Rabid Anti-Semite At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral, But Nobody Called Him A White Supremacist

“If George W. Bush stood alongside a KKK official at a funeral, the media would ask the former president if he disavows the bigot. Not with Bill Clinton and Louis Farrakhan. […]  Farrakhan has long been associated with prominent Democrats, most notably Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Democratic National Committee deputy chair and a candidate for attorney general in Minnesota. For political expediency, Ellison denounced Farrakhan when he was first elected to Congress, but recent revelations suggest he was dishonest about his ties to the minister. It was only recently that long-lost photograph of Farrakhan posing with Sen. Barack Obama finally emerged, something the journalist who had it admitted he kept secret in order to aid Obama’s 2008 candidacy.”

Read More at The Federalist.

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