People who make erratic decisions consistently are bound as they carom from thought to thought and position to position to land, however temporarily, on good decisions that rational people arrive at on a regular basis. Two such examples of this chaos theory happened this week, in Arizona and Wisconsin.
Deciding that penis descriptions are a step too far, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona vetoed the bill passed by Arizona’s legislature requiring candidates for the presidency of the United States to submit their birth certificate in order to be listed on the state’s ballot. The key here isn’t that she objected to the merits of the bill itself, a transparent move by Republican legislators to bandy about the myth of the President’s birth certificate immediately prior to the next election. She simply decried the proof of a lack of foreskin being codified into law. Either way, that ridiculous farce of a bill failed, where she has signed other, more damaging racially charged and discriminatory legislation, and has afforded the Tea Party flag status similar to the United States flag. Good job, *cough* Governor.
Fox News contributor Sarah Palin spoke recently at a Tea Party rally in Wisconsin. As she spoke, she said, “this is the front line in the battle for the future of our country.” Like Governor Brewer, Ms. Palin said something correct, though I’m uncertain giving her penchant for contradicting herself from uttering to uttering whether it was purposeful. Well said, *gulp* Mrs. Palin.
The battle lines are the competing visions laid out by John Boehner and Scott Walker, government run by a powerful few for a powerful few at the expense of the many, or; the vision laid out by the President in his most recent speech and policies of government whose role in the daily life of citizenry serves to “promote the general welfare” for the least among us in a way that “secures the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
Neither of these women did or said the right thing for the right reasons. Both were skating from bad idea to wrong action to misinformation.
But, hey, a broken clock tells the right time twice a day.
- Brewer Vetoes Birth Certificate Bill In Arizona (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Sarah Palin Defends Donald Trump, Talks 2012 – Fox News (news.google.com)