Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More Of The Same?

There's a lot of talk going around of all the frustration within the Republican party, especially with elections two weeks away. I myself have reservations on where the party's headed and definitely feel there's room for vast improvement.

However, making a decision out of frustration or anger is foolish. Regardless of emotions, we will be electing public officials whose influence will last long beyond whatever grudges we hold today. It's imperative to step back and look at both sides of the coin.

Republican Representative Mike Pence gathered up a list of some of the more outrageous House Democrat bills that have been proposed over the past two years. I picked out a few of my favorites below (I was going to add commentary, but their ridiculousness needs no fluff). The rest of them can be found here. Please keep these in mind when going to the polls. Crazy shit like this could actually pass should the left gain too many seats.

  • Justice for the Unprotected against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed Act (JUSTICE) Act (Lee, D-CA)—H.R. 6083. Requires community organizations to be allowed to distribute sexual barrier protection devices (e.g. condoms) in federal prisons. Also prohibits a federal prison from taking adverse action against a prisoner who possesses or uses a sexual barrier protection device.

  • Antibullying Campaign Act (Nadler, D-NY)—H.R. 3787. Creates a new federal grant program aimed at reducing bullying in public schools “based on any distinguishing characteristic of an individual."

  • Tupac Shakur Records Release Act of 2006 (McKinney, D-GA)—H.R. 4968. Enshrines copies of government records concerning rapper Tupac Shakur in a specially created collection at the National Archives.

That last one is just too good. Here's the full bill. Makes me almost wish McKinney didn't get booted from the primary.

So, as that really old dude at the end of The Last Crusade tells Indiana.... "Choose wisely."

Hat tip: Mom.

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