Monday, February 25, 2013
There ought not to be some laws
Here is SALON'S notice that Bobby Jindal's S.O.S to his party to stop being stupid isn't working - not even close:
1. Let corporations vote! - - Montana State Rep. Steve Lavin's bill to let corporations vote in local elections via their chosen company representatives. (Corporations, as Mitt Romney once explained to us, are people , too.)
2. Criminalize gun control --Missouri St. Rep. Mike Leara' s bill would make it a crime to propose gun control.
3. Birth control is poison --A bill passing through the Oklahoma legislature would give companies the freedom to excise birth control and abortion from a company's health-care plan.
4. Read Ayn Rand or stay in high school -- A bill that its sponsor, State Sen. John Goedde, eventually withdrew from the Idaho senate that would have required students to read Atlas Shugged and pass a test to graduate. He said he was trying to make a point that Atlas Shrugged influenced his son to become a Republican.
5. Make teachers question science - Oklahoma Common Education Act (still in the legislature) that would make it illegal for biology teachers to fail students who write papers against evolution, climate change and any other theory with nearly 100 pct. approval by scientists.
All of this is merely an extension of what we've been hearing for some time. For example, last April, the Tennessee Senate approved a bill declaring that student hand-holding was "gateway sexual activity" to be banned in schools. Of course, Tennessee was also the site of the Scopes monkey trial.