Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently weighed in on what he thinks ought to happen to parents and doctors who approve or conduct sex change operations on minors who think they are transgender and what he had to say is causing some major heat, as is usually the case whenever the billionaire shares his thoughts and opinions on a hot button issue of the day.
Musk’s comments on the issue came about as a response to a popular media personality known as “The Redheaded Libertarian” who mercilessly mocked MSNBC for putting out an article that claimed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, was “destroying the entire state.”
“As alluded to by The Redheaded Libertarian, the Left seems to take most issue with the state’s Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine rule which effectively equates to ‘you can’t sex change for your child in Florida.’ That board, with support from DeSantis, recently crafted a new rule that prohibits minors in Florida from receiving puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender-related surgeries,” the Daily Wire said.
“Any parent or doctor who sterilizes a child before they are a consenting adult should go to prison for life,” Musk went on to say in response.
Any parent or doctor who sterilizes a child before they are a consenting adult should go to prison for life
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2023
So the question is, did Musk go too far with his statement or not far enough?
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz replied to Musk’s suggestion saying, “Why is this a controversial statement?”
Why is this a controversial statement? 🤔 https://t.co/oWahydNcja
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 14, 2023
Kurt Schlichter, a columnist for Townhall who is no stranger himself to making controversial statements, responded with, “This is the compromise position.”
This is the compromise position https://t.co/p1lEPvSeHc
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 14, 2023
Robby Starbuck, a conservative activist, tweeted, “It’s so bizarre that this is a courageous statement today. There was a time where this would have sounded silly because everyone would have agreed with it and wondered why he felt the need to say it. That time feels like a different universe now.”
It’s so bizarre that this is a courageous statement today. There was a time where this would have sounded silly because everyone would have agreed with it and wondered why he felt the need to say it. That time feels like a different universe now. https://t.co/OvOurPhdFc
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 14, 2023
The Daily Wire then reported:
President Joe Biden has criticized DeSantis for his strong stance against sex-rejection surgeries and gender-denial care for those under 18. The president has said that it is “close to sinful” for states to block minors’ access to medical treatments and procedures that can have devastating permanent effects on children.
Biden made the remarks during an interview with Democrat Kal Penn on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” while talking about how Republican-led states, especially Florida, are working to protect children from the so-called “gender-affirming care.”
“It is not ‘sinful’ to prohibit the mutilation of minors,” DeSantis stated in his reply. “It is not acceptable for the federal government to mandate that procedures like sex change operations be allowed for kids.”
It should be common sense that children, who do not yet possess a fully developed brain or personality, should not be allowed to make permanent, life-altering decisions. We don’t let young children sign up for the military. We don’t allow them to vote. Nor do we allow them to drink. They aren’t mature enough to make solid decisions that impact their future.
And yet, liberals are wanting to fight for a child to be allowed to go against their parents’ wishes and lob off their breasts and genitals? Seriously?
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