Friday, February 13, 2009

More Cruel Jackassery from Our Hero, Stacey Campfield

Posted By on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:52 AM

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When last we heard from our legislative hero, the "family values" champion Stacey Campfield, he was pumping raw sewage out of one of his posh rental homes. Now he's donned the clown's shoes again, this time by filing the many utterly ridiculous and mean-spirited bills that he promotes every year to the great hilarity and/or outrage of the media.

Kudos to the bloggers Aunt B and Rachel Walden for dipping into the slime pit of Campfield's legislative agenda to file posts on a couple of his particularly misogynistic bills. (Warning: DO NOT allow your children to read any further here. As Aunt B observes, "... [W]e are about to enter a realm of such cruel jackassery that I almost cannot believe Campfield can walk around and look women in the eye.")

Not only does Campfield want to force women who have abortions to obtain death certificates, he's sponsoring another really weird and creepy law that bars the state from recognizing the fathers of stillborn children of unmarried women. The actual purpose of this latter bill--beyond hateful insult--escapes us. Maybe there is no purpose, except to promote Campfield's idea of family values.

Here's another of this year's Campfield Specials: He'd deny a birth certificate to the child of an illegal immigrant unless the father is a U.S. citizen and makes a written agreement to provide for the child until age 18.

Of course, the suspect constitutionality of any of Campfield's legislation is a matter of no concern to the sponsor. Luckily for us all, he's yet to pass a bill in his entire legislative career, and the House doesn't waste much time talking about his proposals, either. In the past, they've just about all been summarily killed in subcommittees. This year should be not much different, despite a more Republican House. Speaker Kent Williams hates Campfield and his ilk and probably will insist on killing all his bills.

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