Author's note: while remaining concerned about this issue, I did write a follow-up piece in NewsMax on this topic.
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Incredible money flooded the state to back the effort started when groups allied with the Charlotte Business Guild, led by convicted registered sexual offender Chad Sevearance after they put pressure on Governor McCrory to support the LGBT bathroom bill. This is one more example of why conservatives must get engaged in the money in politics debate. The group run by the registered sexual offender helped convince national LGBT groups, as well as performers, corporations, sports leagues and President Obama to threaten to pull money out of the state unless Governor McCrory gave into their demands that any man who SELF-IDENTIFIED as transgender use Women's restrooms and showers.
On Saturday even MSNBC commentators admitted the law could swing states to Donald Trump, trying a faint-hearted attack on McCrory by implying the law would require monitors had to stand outside restrooms to check birth certificates. Nice try. Here is the more likely scenario than MSNBC's hypothetical a bathroom monitors if they are successful in stopping women and girls from using their own public restrooms without men present:
1. Sexual predator follows the girl into a woman's restroom. 2. Luckily an adult sees the predator, and summons a police officer who gets the man out. 3. Under the law being advocated by the big money coalition, the sexual predator says, Oh, I was not going to do anything, I just SELF-IDENTIFY as a transgender woman so I went in the women's room. 4. Case closed predator likely to go after other children adding to the 2.2% of youth that have been victimized by an attempted or completed rape (Crimes Against Children Research Center).
So the ends justify any means argument made by those who want to abolish women's only restrooms is basically that in order to allow the 0.2% of Americans who are transgender (but are biologically men) to use women's room, we should create a law whose effect is actually to make the 2.2% of youth that have been targeted for a rape more vulnerable by letting a predator follow them into a Woman's room?
The end does not justify ANY means, it justifies some means such as outlawing a transgender being attacked or harassed in a men's room - not creating infinitely more potential young victims of sexual predators.
And yet Sevearances coalition behind this ends justify any means law built a big money coalition to thwart the democratic process. National LGBT groups poured money into the state, expecting the Governor to either plummet in the polls or cave into their demands like the Republican Governors in Indiana and Arkansas had done. In turn, sports leagues from the NBA to NASCAR added pressure. Then President Obama weighed in demanding all schools adopt similar policies (even though state voters opposed a similar decision by a 10% to 82% margin). Obama apparently thought an Executive Order forbidding schools from only allowing girls in girls room was more important than the Executive Order requiring government contractors to reveal the millions of dollars they are contributing before getting billions in tax dollars. The Administration went so far as to threaten to withhold federal money usually used for low-income lunches in any state that dared keep boys out of girls rooms.
Paypal proudly announced that it was pulling an expansion plan from North Carolina to take away 400 well-paying jobs because, in essence, North Carolina will not let sexual predators or any other man to go into Women's rooms as long as they say after the fact that they SELF-IDENTIFY as transgender. The Washington Times noted that Paypal did bring 500 new jobs to their operation in Malaysia, apparently not seeing a problem in expanding in a country requiring whippings and up to 20 years in prison for anyone engaging in homosexual activities.
Apple also lectured North Carolina on the law as it continued to open stores in Saudi Arabia, where the Blade reported recently that officials are advocating the death penalty for anyone stating online that they are homosexual.
Conservatives who do not believe dark money and a few huge donors dominating political decisions like these is a problem because they believe big business is on their side should look again at the policies big business are advocating.
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TBAF Board Members Respond to Rare Unanimous FEC Decision Regarding Proposed Facebook AdsMembers of the Take Back Action Fund Board of Directors responded to a unanimous decision by the Federal Elections Commission that its proposed Facebook ads potentially advocating the defeat of Democratic candidates based on hypocrisy over disclosing political contributions involving Russia and other issues.
"I've been running hard-hitting political ads that play by the rules for years," said TBAF Board Member Charles Hellwig, who first worked with TBAF President John Pudner on Ollie North's run for US Senate in 1994. "However, if the FEC had deadlocked again on a Facebook matter it would have sent a clear signal that we were free to pay to run our attacks through Facebook without ever having to say Take Back Action Fund was the one paying for the ads. We are happy we made this point, and that every group now knows they can no longer assume the FEC will deadlock and be una…
AUBURN, AL- This week the Take Back Action Fund Board, which leads a 501c4 dedicated to political reform, elected Perry O. Hooper Jr. as its newest member. He will serve a one-year term. Take Back Action Fund (TBAF) was founded 3 years ago by its President John Pudner, the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), a 501c3 organization, to advocate for policies and solutions that go beyond the scope of TBOR.
“Perry Hooper (left in photo above) has been a leading conservative figure for decades, and we are thrilled to add his wisdom and experience to our team,” said Pudner, who is in the Capitol Wednesday discussing the foreign trade ramifications of secret political contributions through massive unverified gift card programs that could be fixed by passing HR1341. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a genuine people-centric view of public service, and he has been a true reformer. His commitment to our cause, combined with the fact that he has been a part of nearly ev…
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - May 15, 2017 - The Take Back Action Fund Board met today in Birmingham and elected Randy Brooks Chair.
The Board also elected Juleanna Glover, John Pudner, Charles Hellwig and Marty Connors to one-year terms.
Two years ago Pudner, the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic (Take Back), a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization (see details on www.takeback.org), announced the formation of Take Back Our Republic Action Fund (Action Fund). He noted that some strong conservatives with deep experience in politics, campaigns, and government believed in the educational effort of Take Back, but sought to advocate policies and implement specific solutions activities which go beyond the scope of the efforts of Take Back.
The group currently advocated the passage of HR1341 and other campaign finance reform measures.
The bios of the members are as follows:
Randy Brooks, CEO of Avast Real Estate, built his real estate operation of more than 100 people with his method of per…