This christianist turd – who has never been harmed in any way by the existence and/or government recognition of any same-sex relationship – has helped to hijack the machinations of the taxpayer-funded, secular government of Minnesota in order to force the voters of that state to deal with a ballot measure in 2012 which would put a same-sex marriage ban into the state’s constitution:
“I do not believe it is up to judges or even this body, but it should be up to Minnesotans,” said Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, sponsor of the bill. But he said his beliefs are not paramount: “It is not about what I think. It is about what we think as Minnesotans.”
Fine – then it should be up to the voters of Minnesota – and every state, state by state - whether anyone within a state’s borders should be able to make obscene amounts of money by shuffling paper and manipulating the economy.
If ‘the people’ get to set marital parameters at the polls, then they should get to set economic ones as well – starting with a maximum wage for those who do nothing useful for society and who, if the world was just, would have been set off on a ‘B’ Ark upon first indication of wanting to get a business degree.
Lets give all of the miners up on the Iron Range and all of the people in the poor neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul the opportunity to cast a fair, up-or-down vote on whether all of the bankers and arbitrages who fund Minnesota’s Republicans should be able to earn more than a Wal-Mart janitor.
We can’t have that, you say?
It just wouldn’t be fair, you say?
Well – it sounds a lot fairer than allowing anyone in U.S. – or Minnesota specifically – to go without healthcare or food while countless worthless assholes make 7-figure salaries by conning the populace into believing that banks and insurance companies actually have “products.”
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop thinking that America needs a couple of good Robespierres.