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MAY 1, 2016

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
 
Hour 1 WE THE PEOPLE RADIO "Sex Change Regret"
        with Walt Heyer
Hour 2 WE THE PEOPLE RADIO "1st Amendment Victory"
        with Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund
"Sex Change Regret" with Walt Heyer
The man who's had TWO sex changes: Incredible story of Walt, who became Laura, then REVERSED the operation because he believes surgeons in US and Europe are too quick to operate
  • Walt Heyer had sex change to become a woman when he was 42 years old
  • After eight years living as Laura Jensen, he reverted back to being a man
  • He believes the desire to change gender stems from psychological trauma
  • Heyer controversially disputes that Gender Dysphoria is a genetic disorder
  • Now 74, he shares his experience with those considering a sex change surgery
  • Psychological vetting of patients before operation is inadequate, he claims
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2921528/The-man-s-TWO-sex-changes-Incredible-story-Walt-Laura-REVERSED-operation-believes-surgeons-quick-operate.html#ixzz47QWqWFzZ 
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I Used to Be Transgender.
Here’s My Take on Kids Who
Think They Are Transgender.

Walt Heyer /  
COMMENTARY BY
Walt Heyer

Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.

 
When a 9-year-old boy who identifies as Stormi, a transgender girl, started selling Girl Scout cookies, one neighbor was not amused, according to Buzzfeed.
 
The neighbor rebuffed him, reportedly saying, “Nobody wants to buy Girl Scout cookies from a boy in a dress.”
 
The neighbor is being called transphobic—but perhaps the neighbor thought he was being pranked by a boy and reacted accordingly. Not everyone assumes that a boy in a dress selling Girl Scout cookies is transgender.
 
People Can Be Genderphobic
 
Stormi looked like a boy to the neighbor because he really is a boy. Transgender people may deceive themselves, but they do not deceive others.
 
Life in society is not some fantasy world where a boy should pretend he has magically transformed himself into a girl simply by uttering the words “I am a girl” and changing how he presents himself.
 
The people who strongly object to the honest reaction from a man saying, “Nobody wants to buy Girl Scout cookies from a boy in a dress” are perhaps gender-phobic, rejecting and ridiculing the reality of male and female genders.The people who encourage very young kids to act out, switch genders, and live a life of pretend need to understand that Stormi could be suffering from a dissociative disorder, just as happened with me. My feelings of not wanting to be a boy started in early childhood as result of cross-dressing at the hands of my grandma.
 
Stormi could be in need of psychotherapy, not a dress.
 
Caregivers all too often collaborate with a mental disorder instead of treating it. Telling a psychologically troubled boy he has changed genders is not compassion, but can become reckless parenting. By withholding psychotherapy, parents could be abusing the kid.
 
My Transgender Story
 
Living in a self-made gender fantasy world void of reality is not psychologically or emotionally healthy.

I know that to be true. I was transgender kid at the age of 4. For decades, as I tried to live in my male birth gender, the feelings of being a woman only grew stronger.

I sought help from a renowned gender specialist who told me that mine was a clear-cut case of gender dysphoria—strong, persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and discomfort with one’s own assigned sex. He said the only way to get relief was to surgically change genders.

I underwent gender reassignment surgery at 42 years of age after cross-dressing for most of my life.

I lived as a transgender, Laura Jensen, female, for eight years. While studying psychology in a university program, I discovered that trans kids most often are suffering from a variety of disorders, starting with depression—the result of personal loss, broken families, sexual abuse, and unstable homes. Deep depression leads kids to want to be someone other than who they are.

That information sure resonated with me.

Finally, I had discovered the madness of the transgender life. It is a fabrication born of mental disorders.

I only wish that when I went to the gender counselor for help he would have told me I couldn’t really change genders, that it is biologically impossible. Instead, he approved me for gender reassignment surgery, a surgery that, if I had been provided proper psychotherapy, would never have been necessary or appropriate.

The Role Trauma and Psychological Disorders Can Play

The transgender life is often the direct result of early childhood difficulty or trauma. Assisting a young child into the fabricated ideology of a transgender life is not helping the child sort out what is real and what is fiction.
 

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The likelihood that the child known as Stormi is suffering from separation anxiety or some other psychological disorder cannot be ignored. Stormi is living in a foster home. While it may be safe and necessary, foster care is intended to separate the child from the birth parent. This can lead to psychological disorders like separation anxiety disorder.

Separation anxiety occurs as the result of loss or separation from the birth parent. Disruption in a child’s home environment can lead to stress, depression, and anxiety. Living in a foster home even under the best conditions can be stressful to a young person.

Separation anxiety disorder and other psychological disorders can masquerade as gender dysphoria, leading caregivers and medical practitioners to misdiagnose and not provide proper or effective psychotherapies.

Stormi’s life will evolve as maturity unfolds. Most likely in 15 or 20 years, reality will set in that he really never changed genders. This is often a turning point where the trans life is not looking as good as it once did.

Thankfully, like me, many transgender persons return to the gender they once shed. Slowly they restore the life that was lost.

The three men who came up with the idea of changing boys into girls and making transgenders, Alfred Kinsey, Harry Benjamin, and John Money, were pedophilia advocates. (For more of the history, see “Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know.)

The neighbor man was correct about one thing: The Girl Scout at his door was really a boy in a dress—just like I was as a young boy who thought I was a girl.
 
Hour 2 "1st Amendment Victory"
with Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund    WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
 
http://hispanicleadershipfund.org/

Mario Lopez, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting limited government, individual liberty, and free enterprise, where he brings extensive experience in media and public relations, political campaigns, and the public policy process. Lopez has appeared in a number of English and Spanish language print, television, radio, and online outlets, and has contributed written work to several publications. Lopez is a recent guest lecturer for the Leadership Institute’s Campaign Manager School. Prior to founding the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Lopez was tapped to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives as Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Conference—a group of between 8-16 Hispanic and non-Hispanic Members of Congress who together promoted legislation and policy that sought to foster Hispanic prosperity through free enterprise and traditional values. He implemented communication and political strategies, focused heavily on coalition building, messaging, and issue management. He worked on issues like trade with Latin America, Social Security, and immigration, as well as topics pertaining to small businesses, health care, tax reform, and education. He served as liaison to the White House, executive branch agencies, the private sector, and the public policy communities. Lopez previously served on the Hispanic Advisory Board for the Republican National Committee, and was a presidential appointee for George W. Bush. In his first post on Capitol Hill, Lopez served as Deputy Director of Coalitions and Outreach for House Republican Conference Chairman J.C. Watts. He has been involved in campaigns in California and Virginia. Born and raised in San Diego, Lopez earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy the University of San Diego. He is a graduate of The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Political Journalism, and performed graduate work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in both Political Science and the highly-regarded Master of Professional Writing programs.

Mario Lopez will be discussing crucial 1st Amendment victory for all Americans. A U.S. District Court “ruled in favor of Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s lawsuit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, ruling that her demands for the Foundation to hand over its list of members and supporters is unconstitutional.”

As Politico reports: “U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Harris' office from requiring AFP to submit the donor list.”

Mario Lopez: “This ruling is a triumph for the First Amendment rights of all Americans, regardless of political persuasion or party affiliation. Every American has a Constitutional right to support and associate with organizations free from threats or reprisals by government.”

Mario Lopez and the Hispanic Leadership Fund recently defended First Amendment freedoms in the landmark election law case, Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled against attempts by U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen to force the Federal Election Commission to unilaterally change its donor disclosure rules…The Hispanic Leadership Fund previously filed, and the court accepted, its motion to intervene as a defendant in the case.

Mario Lopez: “We are glad that the Hispanic Leadership Fund can be at the forefront of protecting the First Amendment rights of our members and all who seek to inform the American public about political candidates and their positions on issues. HLF will continue to oppose liberal attempts to force federal courts to impose rules restricting free speech.”

 
Koch-linked group scores legal victory over California AG
 
By Josh Gerstein

04/21/16 04:50 PM EDT

A federal judge in Los Angeles has again shut down California Attorney General Kamala Harris' drive to obtain the donor list for Americans for Prosperity, an influential political group funded by Charles and David Koch.

U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Harris' office from requiring AFP to submit the donor list. And AFP may not be considered deficient or delinquent in its filings because it won't turn over the form, the judge said.

In his ruling, Real said the California attorney general's claims that she needed the information for investigative purposes were dubious since officials "virtually never" looked at donor information when investigating nonprofit groups. The judge also said the Kochs and other donors faced a real threat of harm because of nearly 1,800 instances where the state inadvertently disclosed donor lists, also known as "Schedule B" filings, on a public website designed to host other registration forms filed by charities and other nonprofit organizations.

"The pervasive, recurring pattern of uncontained Schedule B disclosures — a pattern that has persisted even during this trial — is irreconcilable with the Attorney General’s assurances and contentions as to the confidentiality of Schedule Bs collected by the Registry," Real wrote. "While the Attorney General will have this Court believe that proper procedures are now in place to prevent negligent disclosures of Schedule Bs, the Court is unconvinced."

Harris' office quickly said it plans to appeal the ruling.

"We are disappointed in Judge Real's ruling and intend to appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals," said Kristen Ford, a spokeswoman for the attorney general. "The filing of the Schedule B is a long-standing requirement that has helped Attorneys General for more than a decade protect taxpayers against fraud.”

The requirement for non-profit groups to submit their donor lists to the state, just as they do to the Internal Revenue Service, has been on the books for years.

However, Real said it had not been consistently enforced. The judge also said that during a six-day bench trial held in February and March he heard extensive testimony about threats of violence against the Kochs, their families and others associated with AFP — threats the judge said would be fueled by collection and release of the donor information.

"The Court ... heard from Mark Holden, General Counsel for Koch Industries, who testified that Charles and David Koch, two of AFP’s most high-profile associates, have faced threats, attacks, and harassment, including death threats. ... Not only have these threats been made to the Koch brothers because of their ties with AFP, but death threats have also been made against their families, including their grandchildren," the judge wrote. "Although the Attorney General correctly points out that such abuses are not as violent or pervasive as those encountered in NAACP v. Alabama or other cases from that era, this Court is not prepared to wait until an AFP opponent carries out one of the numerous death threats made against its members."

Real's ruling comes about four months after a federal appeals court overturned earlier, preliminary injunctions in the case. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the judge was correct to have issued a preliminary order barring disclosure of the donor information by the state, but should not have barred the state from collecting the information in the first place. The appeals court ruling technically applied only to Real's preliminary orders, so it did not directly prohibit him from issuing the order he released Thursday.

Real said that decision and an earlier one from the 9th Circuit let stand the general policy requiring submission of donor lists, but left the door open to challenges from individual groups able to show that their donors would be intimidated or chilled by the process. The judge said AFP had done just that.

Real was nominated to the bench by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 and confirmed that year.

UPDATE (Thursday, 5:39 P.M.): This post has been updated with comment from the AG's office and more background on the California filing requirements.
 
Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/04/koch-group-scores-legal-victory-over-california-ag-222288#ixzz47MHYRG00 
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