I got off my sickbed to note that Bill Ketron is hurt, deeply hurt, that his un-American bullshit anti-Muslim legislation, which was written by a guy who thinks it’s a shame black people and women can vote, is upsetting people.
I still contend it’s not clear if Ketron even knows what’s in the bill, so his word about what it does really doesn’t count for much.
I know he has clear ideas about what he believes the bill does and doesn’t do, but, damn, I swear, I doubt he could open that bill up and point you to the passages that do the things he claims.
I know having various groups or people write bills and then get legislators across the nation to propose them is a tried and true way of getting laws passed, but I have to tell you, there have been too many instances in the past few years where it’s obvious that the legislators in our state just put a bill forward without knowing what it said (for whatever stupid reason) for me to feel like this is a good way of running a state.
I honestly believe that not many people who are in charge of passing legislation in our state even understand how our state government works, let alone how the state and federal governments work together. I mean, if the bill does what Ketron claims it does–sets up a mini-Patriot act for the state–can he even explain why we need that? Is there some reason he believes that the federal Patriot act isn’t working?
I sincerely doubt it.
And I find that scary.