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Too Close to Home
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What do you do when the crackpot policies you’re whooping up hit too close to home? If you’re the head of the Georgia ACLU, you resign.

Maya Dillard Smith was already uneasy when she met with hostility from fellow ACLU members whenever she raised any questions about the brave new bathroom world the group wishes to force on the entire country, including precincts where no one wants it. Any suggestion that this kind of forced togetherness is not the One True Way is met by accusations of homophobia in advanced circles. Smith, a political liberal, is in favor of compromise and a middle way. But the True Believers to her left will have none of this.

Smith’s problems with the policy and with the ACLU came to a head when her young daughters were obliged to share a ladies’ room in Oakland with three tall persons with deep voices who apparently identified as women, though everything about them said otherwise. The girls did not find the experience edifying. In fact they found it downright frightening. And Smith, as mother rather than ACLU official, could not find the words to explain to her children why grownups were forcing this insanity on everyone.

“My kids were visibly frightened,” Smith told the Atlanta Journal Constitution Journal. “I was scared. And I was ill-prepared to answer their questions. I’ve been asking those same questions, and now I want to raise an honest conversation about them.”

But the leftist hot house that the ACLU (the American Crazy Leftist Union) is and always has been is no place for an honest conversation about anything. So Smith resigned. The ACLU declined to comment on her departure, there being nothing reasonable they could say about it. It’s not hard to conclude though that they are just as happy that a counter-revolutionary like Smith jumped before having to be pushed.

Smith is trying to start that honest conversation on a website she has established: Findingmiddleground.org.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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