Friday, October 19, 2007

In All Fairness...

Just to be clear, I think the earmarks Republicans try to insert into bills are usually much more evil and egregious than the Democrats, though neither side should indulge in this odious practice. For instance, Republican Senator and fan of prostitutes David Vitter tried to earmark a hundred grand for a group to push creationism in the schools. No, really.

He withdrew it while still arguing that it was constitutional (hint: it wasn't... that's why the Founders made it the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights), but it's really reprehensible that he put it in there in the first place. Trying to use tax money to lie to schoolchildren and indoctrinate them into your own religion is in a whole other class than trying to use tax money to tell the truth (as much as can be done, given the amount of drugs done at the concert) about a historical event called Woodstock. One violates the constitution. One doesn't. (Hint: The one that is illegal has less to do with Jimi Hendrix than one that is legal).


At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Cal_Kyle said...

Well, you know how I feel about creationism and I won't get into a theological discussion. However, I do not believe that anything related to religion should ever be pushed into law. So in this regard I have to agree with you. What really makes this even worse is that many of the Republican Religious prefer to shove their beliefs down other peoples throats. With regard to the Neocons, fascist by the very definition.


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