Saturday, May 28, 2011

A flurry of "Big Brother Bills" by the supposedly small government party

Mass. State Senator Richard Ross Republican (the small government party) introduces a bill mandating no dating or sexual conduct in the home without the expression permission of the court.    
"Section 31 of chapter 208 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts"
Florida:  An NRA sponsored bill that has passed both Republican dominated houses in Florida makes it illegal for pediatricians to ask new parents about guns, gun ownership or gun safety.  The NRA’s Tallahassee lobbyist, Marion Hammer, says that “we take our children to pediatricians for medical care — not moral judgment, not privacy intrusions.”  DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: Succintly states the problem in the Perpetual Post:  "Letting pediatricians ask whether parents have guns and, if so, how to store them so kids don’t get hurt is, apparently, a major privacy issue that requires the intervention of a state legislature to solve."

In 1999  alone 3,385 children and youths were killed by gunfire.  Of those 3,385 deaths, 73 were under the age of 5.  More children were killed by gunfire in this country in one year than casualties in all the 9/11 attacks.  (2002 national Safety Council: Injury Facts)

 Virginia Foxx (R-NC) passed a law in the house last week that limits what medical schools can teach medical doctors.  That's right Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) is banning knowledge.  Can't have our doctors too smart, or too well trained.  It's unknown if her amendment advocates the burning of medical textbooks.  
 the Foxx amendment passed 234-182.

from the Guttmacher report:
To date, legislators have introduced 916 measures related to reproductive health and rights in the 49 legislatures that have convened their regular sessions. (Louisiana’s legislature will not convene until late April.) By the end of March, seven states had enacted 15 new laws on these issues, including provisions that:
You can read the report here, mostly concerning abortion, abstinence only sex education and restricting private insurance coverage of abortions  this only the FIRST QUARTER!

The Republican Party does not want any regulations on the oil industry, wall street, coal fired power plants, media companies or just about any other business or area of government. They would love to disband the Environmental Protection Agency.   However, when it comes to people's individual lives, especially women, they want lots of regulations. The Republican party has gone amok, restricting or eliminating by law: Women's healthcare, sexual conduct, sex education, medical knowledge, STD's , birth control and pediatric care.   It won't be long before some republican legislates that all women from the age of puberty wear a wireless fetal heart monitor 24/7 whether they are pregnant or not.  Republicans have never meet a uterus they didn't want to regulate.  Oh wait, illegal immigrant uteri are not to be regulated, just deported.

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