If you’ll excuse me, the tone of this opinion piece is going to be very angry. Angrier than usual, if you can believe that. Because this is a topic that makes me furious.

To begin with a statement of fact – the right is currently attempting a genocide of trans people. This is indisputable.

At the beginning of this month, former POTUS Donald Trump announced his plan for trans healthcare in America. Of course, the main idea is for him to ban it outright, something we have seen an increasing amount of in recent years.

What I don’t understand is this, and to any of you out there who agree with him and may be reading this, do reach out and answer because I’m actually curious.

Why do you care so much? Why is it such a big deal that other people find their happiness? Why the hell is it so important that you deny a group of people the fundamental right as written in the Declaration? “Life, liberty, and the PURSUIT. OF. HAPPINESS.”

Trans people transitioning is absolutely vital to their continued life to them. Why do you feel the need to take that away?

And don’t even think to tell me “Because they’re mutilating/grooming/whatever to children.” Because here’s the magical thing. Your representatives are responsible for way more child abuse than trans people. Drag Queen story hour does not groom kids. If you genuinely think that, please feel free to institutionalize yourself because you are a lost cause.

The ‘Pro-life’ party you claim to be is nothing but a facade and a joke. You are the party of doing nothing to stop kids from being shot. The party of doing nothing, or actively participating in, child marriages. You. Are the party of pedophiles. Not democrats, not leftists. The right.

Quit reading from the same three Tucker Carlson bullshit echochambers and read some real fucking news. Doesn’t have to be CNN or whatever “jewish media” you’re so afraid of. Read The New York Times, or the Washington Post, or the Associated Press. Stop assuming everything that disagrees with you is lies or false news. You claim to be the party that triggers the left but you guys seem pretty triggered over the existence of trans people

Get the fuck over yourself. It’s embarrassing. Let people live their life.

Braedon Martin is a Hutchinson sophomore studying journalism. He is the Collegian’s Opinion Page Editor and Managing Editor-Design

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2 thoughts on “Let trans people live – the criminalization of the innocent

  1. Terri says:

    Please do not use foul language and God in your stories. Because God condemns those who go against His laws and what He created.

    1. Terri, there is bigger things at state here. Please get over it and focus on the harm being done to other people instead of your own beliefs.

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