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11/03/2004

Who Needs More Republican Values?

Meet Sam Brownback - just re-elected to the Senate from Liberal hotbed...Kansas.

Brownback wrote this entire really great article about how the world will end if we allow same-sex-marriage. Here is a sample:

"Social science on this matter is conclusive: Children need both a mom and a dad. Study after study has shown that children do best in a home with a married, biological mother and father. And the government has a special responsibility to safeguard the needs of children; the social costs of not doing so are tremendous"

"Social science tells us that child poverty, child abuse, and child developmental problems increase with the decline of marriage. It also tells us that the children of intact, traditional marriages are much healthier in body, spirit, and mind, more successful in school and life, and much less likely to use illegal drugs, abuse alcohol, or engage in crime than are children from homes without a mother and a father. This is not to say that good children cannot be raised in other family settings"

OK, I'm convinced! In fact, why stop at banning same-sex-marriage? Lets outlaw divorce too. And, how about this? If one of the parents dies lets remove the kids from the surviving parent and place them in a home with BOTH a mother and father lest they fall into poverty and illegal drug use.

The main thing we need to keep in mind is that it needs to be as easy as possible to for people to get guns.

Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)


Well, I mean all those "traditional" families need be able to protect themselves don't they? And the best way to do that is obviously to allow...anyone...even the criminals who would do them harm...to buy guns at gun shows...without a background check? Yeah, that makes sense.

And finally, as any good Conservative will tell you, we should always consult God before we do anything. 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."
In case you can't make sense of that, let Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution party break it down for you,
"This means, that the federal judiciary would be prohibited from interfering with any expression of religious faith by any elected local, state, or federal official. In other words, federal judges could not prevent the Ten Commandments from being displayed in public buildings or Nativity Scenes from appearing on court house lawns or 'under God' from being recited in the Pledge of Allegiance or prayers being spoken in public schools, etc. This bill would limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts in these matters."
Wonder how Sam would feel the first time a teacher started having 2nd graders face mecca every morning instead of reciting the Lords Prayer? I'm sure not all religions are created equal, but it doesn't seem to say anything about that in the legislation.

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