I just don’t know what the right-wing is thinking. Or, if they are thinking at all. We have seen the right-wing go completely off the rails. This isn’t really anything new, the right-wing goes off the rails quite a lot. But, things seem to be getting worse rather than better.
The other day at CPAC Gov. Scott Walker said he is ready to take on ISIS as President because he “took on 100,000 union protesters” in Wisconsin. He also said that Ronald Reagan firing the air traffic controllers who went on strike in the 1980s was “the greatest foreign policy decision in my lifetime.”
I am sure that all workers out there who belong to the dwindling unions are very happy to hear how they are the same as ISIS or that fighting them has something to do with foreign policy. How could we have ever let unions form in this country since, as Gov. Walker seems to think, they are foreigners trying to damage America?
We also heard all of the so-called “front-runners” for the Republican nomination compare themselves to St. Ronald Reagan. However, if Ronald Reagan gave a speech at CPAC today, he would be booed out of the place. All of these wackos seem to forget that Ronald Reagan was not interested in a balanced budget. He ran very high deficits.
They all seem to forget that Ronald Reagan did not fight against abortion as these radicals have. Yes, he professed his belief in god, but he was willing to let the Roe v. Wade decision stand. In many ways, Ronald Reagan was a lot more of a “social liberal” than they seem to remember. Even some of his past policy advisors agree Ronald Reagan would not stand a chance at CPAC.
Everyone at CPAC railed against ISIS and Sharia Law. The all espoused how ISIS must be eliminated, and they all seem to think it will be easy, and outlaw Sharia Law everywhere. Hell, last November, Georgia even had an anti-Sharia law initiative on the ballot.
Yes, the right-wing has gone off the rails again. The Tea Party and their allies in the Conservative Christian Cult are trying to start another “crusades” against Islam throughout the world. All the while they are quietly trying to set up their own version of a “theocracy” right here in America. According to their “agenda” if you are not Christian, you should not have any rights.
In California, this has been taken to one of the most extreme measures you can think of. See, in 1911, California changed their constitution to allow ballot initiatives. All you need to do is pay $200 to file your initiative, then get signatures from 5% of the total votes in the last gubernatorial election.
Well, one lawyer in California ponied up his $200 and submitted a really dangerous initiative. He calls it “The Sodomite Suppression Act.” Yes, it is exactly what you think it is. He wants to outlaw all forms of same-sex sex. But, outlawing it is not enough for this wacko. His bill says “that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”
It also says:
No person shall distribute, perform, or transmit sodomistic propaganda directly or indirectly by any means to any person under the age of majority. Sodomistic propaganda is defined as anything aimed at creating an interest in or an acceptance of human sexual relations other than between a man and a woman. Every offender shall be fined $1 million per occurrence, and/or imprisoned up to 10 years, and/or expelled from the boundaries of the state of California for up to life.
His “law” makes it illegal for a “sodomite” to hold public office or even work for a government agency. There is a lot of other stupid stuff in it, but one that really stands out, if you aren’t sick enough already, says:
The state has an affirmative duty to defend and enforce this law as written, and every member of the public has standing to seek its enforcement and obtain reimbursement for all costs and attorney’s fees in so doing, and further, should the state persist in inaction over 1 year after due notice, the general public is empowered and deputized to execute all the provisions hereunder extra-judicially, immune from any charge and indemnified by the state against any and all liability.
And why does he think this is so important? Because he believes that if this law is not passed, we are all doomed to follow in the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. His justification for this idiocy says:
Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath against us for the folly of tolerating-wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God…..
He even stipulates that this law must be posted in “all public schools.”
ISIS is a barbaric and cruel group of wackos trying to establish their personal beliefs on a region of the world. We all know that. They are dangerous and most people think something needs to be done about them. The debate is over what and how this “something” should be.
Okay, even if I agree with that, can someone please explain to me how this “initiative” is any different from ISIS and their policies? Can someone please explain to me how “executing” gays in this country is any different from ISIS killing non-Muslims in Iraq? The simple answer is you cannot explain the differences because there are none. Both groups are “terrorists,” as far as I am concerned.
This initiative is just another step in the “theocracy” that the Conservative Christian Cult wants to unleash on America. The only difference it this goofball isn’t trying to sugar-coat it. If this type of hate continues, the word “sodomite” will be replaced with “Muslim” or “non-White” or “non-Christian.
I wonder which speaker at CPAC will be the first to say anything against this “initiative.” I am rather wondering which one will be the first to endorse it.