Tuesday, September 21, 2010

There Ought to Be a Law!

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Laws can fix anything, right?  Just ask the prohibitionists if you don't believe me - one little Constitutional Amendment and they were able to end the consumption of alcohol in America...forever!  Well, for a year or two anyway, and that hiatus from legal alcohol helped to foist the concept of organized crime on America.  Al Capone loved prohibition.  It made Big Al a very rich man!

Every so often our country has to flex its moral muscle and try to tell people how to behave in private.   Sadly, we seem to be in one of those times now.

Nut Job Christine O'Donnell, the Republican Senate candidate in Delaware who is so opposed to masturbation, tells us not to worry because morality can be legislated!  She's wrong, of course, but it looks as though we are in for a long slog while all of the sexually frustrated folks in America try to pass laws telling the rest of the country what they can and can't do in the privacy of their homes and bedrooms.  Some of these people have been seething since the Lewinski affair more than a decade ago.  Yes, blow jobs happen - and there is absolutely no law, no matter how cleverly crafted, that will change that fact of life.

The Republican Party of Montana adopted an official party platform in June outlining its beliefs and goals.  One goal of that auspicious group is to outlaw homosexuality.  Not only do they not want to move into the twenty-first century and be accepting of our nation's gay and lesbian citizens, offering them basic dignities like the right to marry and to serve openly and proudly in America's armed forces, these goobers want to criminalize the entire lifestyle!

(And the hypocrisy is staggering.  Almost every time there is some "gay sex scandal" revealed in the press, a prominent Republican or Bible thumper is caught with his zipper down.  Remember Mark Foley chasing the young male pages around the Capitol, Senator Larry Craig looking for action in the men's room of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, or Reverend (sic) Ted Haggard bottoming for a male prostitute who also supplied the frisky minister with meth?  What a bunch of hypocrites!)

Maybe stuff like that doesn't happen in Montana, but if it doesn't, are the cows safe?

America is moving beyond stupidity.  The fact that the Republican Party remains mired in the Dark Ages speaks volumes to their ability to regain and keep political control of the country.  Republicans, and especially the teabagger Republicans, have made themselves into an irrelevant laughing stock.  Some of them have the ability to see where their party is headed, but they are the minority of a minority.  America, by and large, has moved on, while Republicans remain focused on fighting social battles of the last century.

There ought to be a law - one that would tell people to mind their own damned business!

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