Potty crisis in a teapot…

Dear Sandpoint,

Sometimes our deepest feelings can be stirred in ways that can leave us all but blind. Thanks to Scarlette for settling the dust so we may see a little more clearly.

As the father of two beautiful daughters, I take seriously Ted Cruz’s challenge of bathroom safety. Bamboo splints driven under the fingernails seriously. I am easily upset when it comes to the safety of mine.

But will any law really add any kind of safety? Will not basic laws against exposure and assault cover transgressions? Better law will make better behavior?

I don’t really think it is safe for men in women’s clothing to use the men’s restroom. I thank God I do not have the peculiar struggles of Bruce/Katelynn Jenner. I wish her no harm. She needs to be able to go where she will feel safe. Regardless of the pronoun, Matthew Shephard was unable to do that simple task.

One thing of value Dick Cheney taught me is that we all have something odd somewhere in the closet. I just can’t figure out how creating exclusionary classes for these people can ever make us a stronger nation.

My child would be fortunate to have an English teacher of Oscar Wilde quality. In time of war, a commander with a record of decisive victories like Alexander the Great is the one I want for my child. Getting the best for our children may require us to overlook our differences.

Girls or boys, I watch my kids. Everybody needs to behave themselves in our necessary little rooms. Behave so the good Lord can answer my oft repeated prayer that I never be required to use deadly force of arms.

If I catch you, as a clear and present danger, God have mercy on your soul. I rest secure in the belief it will be impossible to find 12 willing to convict me of anything in that context.

Whoever the LGBT are remains beyond me. I have it from psychologists that the LGBT are not the ones seeking to prey upon our children or anyone. What made Ted Bundy so successfully deadly was his engagingly helpful normalcy good looks. The only time I have seen Donald Trump being presidential was when he said it was best to “leave it the way it is,” and that, “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”

With all those successful buildings, do you think Donald knows something about peacefully secure plumbing?

If I catch you, as a clear and present danger, God have mercy on your soul. I rest secure in the belief it will be impossible to find 12 willing to convict me of anything in that context.

Michael Poe
Sandpoint

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