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Election Day

Unsurprisingly, the "I hate gays" amendment passed overwhelmingly here in Red Neck Texas. If something is already illegal, why bother with amending the state constitution? Is it just a way to say, "no, really - we hate gays?" Of course, the way the Texas constitution is written, an insane number of things require amendments rather than laws - we're up to 437 amendments, I believe.

California - what the hell is wrong with you people? You rejected every proposition, even the reasonable ones, just because Arnold liked them all? And, um...San Francisco banned all gun ownership? Damn, even the SFPD thought that was stupid. I realize that nobody needs a gun to go hunting on Fisherman's Wharf, but that doesn't mean the Second Amendment is irrelevant. What part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear?

If people don't like a particular part of our legal framework, they're perfectly welcome to attempt changing it. Just don't circumvent it, eh? BTW, this applies equally to people finding legal loopholes to allow torture and indiscriminate imprisonment as it does to people who hate gays or guns. Some days, it's hard to think of people as a group having anything like brains (Kansas, I'm looking at you!).

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alparrott
Nov. 10th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Remember what K said in "Men in Black?" "People are stupid, panicky..."
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