On September 14th, Fox News posted an article about a unique event related to the comments section of of the new Title IX Regulations proposed by the Biden administration. The proposed regulation would change the concept of sex discrimination to gender or gender identity discrimination, opening the door for transgender males to participate in women’s sports and use women’s restrooms and locker room.
The article reports:
Biden’s Title IX proposals include changes to former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos‘ 2020 due process rules, which was the previous record holder for public comments. Her changes “weakened protections for survivors of sexual assault and diminished the promise of an education free from discrimination,” the Biden White House charged.
The Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies recently released a study highlighting what they called the “Dirty Dozen Defects” of the draft. The “defects” the group said has fired parents up most are those that would require schools and colleges to allow biological males to compete in girls’ sports and use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their “gender identity.”
Monday was the last day for public comment on the change. Comments on the proposal totaled 350,000 last Tuesday in the Federal Register. However, things had changed by Friday.
The article reports:
By Friday, however, the total was reduced to 184,009, Politico first reported. Officials told reporters that a “clerical error” at the Department of Education had accidentally “boosted” the number of comments to the original 350,000.
The disappearance of comments on the government website did not come without warning. The government explicitly reserved the right to not make a given comment available to the public, stating, “Please note that while everyone can comment, not every comment is made publicly available to read. Agencies have the option of whether or not to post comments to [the government site].”
Somehow I don’t believe the story about the “clerical error.” What I do believe is that most Americans oppose this change even if they did not take the time to post a comment. We are reaching a point where our country is being governed by a few people who really don’t care what the rest of us think. Unfortunately, no one in Congress seems to have the courage to confront the Biden administration on the planned change.