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11/08/2004

Brownback in 2008?

Last week we outlined the crazy, religious rantings of Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) on this site. The highlight is probably this,

"Brownback was a co-sponsor of "
Senate bill 2082, designed to allow federal, state, and local government officials to overrule all other laws by appealing to the "higher source" of all law ("God") and to forbid the Supreme Court from doing anything about it.

Unbelievable? Here's S. 2082's proposed addition to Sec. 1260 of Title 28, Chapter 81 of the U.S. Code: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an element of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official personal capacity), by reason of that element's or officer's acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government."

Seems that Bush's re-election by the Evangelicals and the realization that people are more concerned about two gay people marrying than about Osama bin-Laden have apparently emboldened this crazy man to consider a run for
President in 2008. In the past a candidacy like this would have just been laughed at, but today it scares the shit out of me. He may not radical enough for the Evangelicals however, as it seems he doesn't really want to stop abortion so much as make it less painful. Brownback hopes to pass something called the "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act" requiring some women seeking abortions to be offered anesthesia for their fetuses. Wait until John Thune hears about this!


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