Thanks for your comments, Ruby Falls. Another quote from Sen. Campfield's allegedly favorite book:
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
On the other hand, maybe these poor benighted legislators are "less" than the poor they so love to oppress, and deserve our pity and charity...
Such Christians! As the One they expect to be their Savior said,
"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble." Luke 17:2
Maybe it's time to break out the millstones? Would the Cumberland be deep enough? Let's see if He comes through for them!
Tennessee needs its own Stephen Colbert. We could keep him busy full time!
But seriously, I have a friend who died because Tenncare doesn't cover dental work. His rotten teeth infected his heart, which was already weak. Then they spent tens, maybe hundreds of thousands trying unsuccessfully to save him, when a much smaller expenditure pulling his rotten teeth and giving him dentures would have prevented the whole mess and prolonged his life.
This gets down to one of the core ideas behind the Republican carnival--"shrinking government" by allowing only the privileged few to take part in it. On the other hand, after this year's embarrassing Democrat primary debacle, I'm surprised it didn't get some bipartisan support.
Is this what Republicans mean by strict Constitutionalism? Returning to the way our country functioned in the early 19th Century?
What's next, Sen. Nicely? Restricting the franchise to white, male property owners? Or calling for repeal of the 13th amendment? I eagerly await the next chapter of this ongoing fantasy novel!
Brilliant logic, Speaker MKKormiK! "We don't think it's right for the Federal government to tell us what to do, so it's right for us to tell the cities what to do, since the city folks think it's right for the Feds to tell us what to do." And then add in, "You can't have it both ways." (But TNGOP can.) If this guy wasn't so rich and powerful, he would be a strong candidate for "certified insane." If these fools weren't running our state government, I'd think I'd walked into a Monty Python skit.
So, what's next, Senator Campfield? Mandatory pink triangle badges for gay people? Authorizing CCA to open "re-education" camps for gays? How about mandatory crescent moon badges for Muslims? And all Jews must wear Star-of-David badges...wait a minute, a lot of us Jews are voting Republican these days, and evangelists are falling all over themselves to be friends of Israel. Hmm.....
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