Mandatory Gender-Neutral Toys? – Reclaiming America

Mandatory Gender-Neutral Toys?

( – Recently, Rasmussen Reports, which conducts polls daily and is considered one of the more conservative polling organizations in the United States, performed a national telephone and online survey of Americans during which they asked, “When you think about our nation in the context of history, are America’s best days in the future or in the past?”

Perhaps, given the current political climate, the survey results showing that only 33% of Americans believe the country’s best days are in the future shouldn’t come as a surprise. Still, what was striking about that result was that it was only last November when almost half of Americans – fully 47% – said that the best days were on the horizon in the future. So, in just one year, Americans have become far more pessimistic about the future for themselves and their children.

Could it be that a significant number of Americans believe that with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and ultra-liberal governors like Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) in charge, social policy is changing too quickly and is headed in the wrong direction?

Perhaps we need to look no further than what just happened in California to find a clue.

According to the Los Angeles Times, on Saturday, Governor Newsom placed his signature on a first in the nation law that forces major retailers to provide “gender-neutral toy sections.” If a store covered by the law doesn’t comply, it will be fined $250 for a first violation and $500 for every offense thereafter.

Interestingly, when you talk to almost every parent, they will tell you that young boys and girls naturally gravitate to toys traditionally marketed to boys and girls. So, perhaps, government-mandated, gender-neutral toy aisles are just one more reminder to Americans that the government is inserting itself into social policy opposed by a majority of the country.

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