This is a great teachable moment.
The federal government has no constitutional role in the funding of education.
None. Zero. Nada.
When Obama's goons threaten the state of North Carolina that its federal education dollars will be withheld if the state does not allow boys and girls to shower and dress and potty together, then it is well past time to tell him to take the money and stuff it.
We ought not, after all, be receiving the money in the first place.
Of course, Obama's bureaucrats engaged in considerable creative interpretation when they decided that federal law includes protections on the basis of gender identity. That category is simply not present in federal law. They made it up, as is their tendency. Ed Whelan had a great six-part series at Bench Memos that completely and utterly disposes of the arguments they are making (links to the first five parts contained therein). Elliot Engstrom analyzed the issue at Civitas. And George Leef has more.
The Obama Administration is now being sued because of the stance it has taken on this issue.
But in the psychedelic world of Godless democratic socialism, the truth does not matter. Their judges are hacks and activists, and are present in critical numbers on the federal bench.
McCrory, Berger and Moore need to step up and defend the state of North Carolina. They need to speak the truth that God writes on every human heart-- to North Carolina citizens, to the media and to the president's goons. They need to be prepared to tell the federal government we will do without its education money rather than succumb to Obama's lawless extortion.
McCrory, Berger and Moore can tell the media/left complex that, if they truly believe more dollars are critical for education, then Obama and his goons are inevitably hurting The Children.
Why do Obama and his LGBT compatriots want to hurt The Children?
In the meantime, our state's leaders need to teach the citizens of North Carolina that Obama has no legitimate constitutional role in North Carolina's public schools. And they need to be prepared to explain precisely why.