Thursday, January 24, 2013

Republicans... Rule, or Ruin

The evil of the Republican Party goes forward.

States with bills in the legislature to prohibit enforcement of federal gun laws and regulation- and to imprison federal agents who attempt to enforce those laws: Utah, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas (thus far).

States with bills in the legislature to change electoral vote distribution from winner-take-all to by Congressional district, with the result that in 2012 Romney would have won more electoral votes in all these states than Obama: Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania. North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and Ohio Republicans are also considering this legislation. (If you don't understand why this is an evil, low-down scheme to rig elections, Ta-Nehisi Coates has the explanation, with historical context.)

Florida, which currently has exonerated one-third as many people as they have executed since the death penalty was re-instated, has decided the solution is... to give the wrongfully convicted less time to prove it before they die.

And finally, Republicans in New Mexico have introduced a bill that would require women, if they were raped and impregnated by their rapist, to carry the embryo to term or else be prosecuted for the felony of destruction of evidence.

None of this is legitimate political disagreement. All of this is a determination that either Republicans shall control the nation/state/county/city/womb... or else there will be nothing left to control. What Republicans cannot rule or profit from, they destroy.

1 comment:

emiofbrie said...

At least the NM abortion one was rewritten so that only the RAPIST could be charged in such an incident.