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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter: Legislators off by more than a little

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  • To the editor:
    Holy moly, the out of control local religious right legislator clown car is out on the road again. As usual, they are looking to run over anyone in their path who doesn’t fit into their mold as being righteous. Worse yet, these clowns appear to be sloppy drunk with the power of their office.
    Sadly, these clown legislators are looking to mow down and hurt anyone with Mainstream Street values and a sense of fairness. With a “whoop, whoop, whoop” and a “nuck, nuck, nuck” these power drunk clowns figure they own the road because they believe they have God and the constitution on their side.  
    They think the power of their office gives them a license to coerce all of us with Mainstream Street values to either fall in line with their religious beliefs or get run over with their self righteous legislation.
    So, readers, you might ask, who are the occupants of this out of control legislator clown car? Well, folks, it appears that our most pompous, narcissistic, blowhard senator Steve Fitzgerald is at the wheel. Next to him, riding sawed off shotgun is Fitzgerald’s always paranoid and vindictive pal, “Giggles the Enforcer” John Bradford. Taking up the backseat is the gifted (sarcasm) Connie O’Brien. Finally, the fourth occupant is a mysterious female wearing an empty suit and hiding behind a cowardly lion mask outfitted with a special mouth that allows her to speak out of both sides.
    You are going to have to help me out, folks. Anyone care to guess who this legislator would be?
    So, readers, it is time to shift gears on putting a spotlight on our out of control religious right legislative clown car. Without a doubt, this power drunk crew is making our local and state roadways a dangerous place for pedestrians with Mainstream Street values. Let me give you just a few examples of the carnage that these legislative clowns are causing in their mission to crush anyone that doesn’t fit their definition as righteous.
    They don’t care if someone subscribes to values like, “I’ll mind my business and you mind yours,” or “live and let live.” Here is an example of what I am talking about. If these clowns see gay and lesbians out on Main Street, they purposely steer their legislative clown car in the direction of voting to allow our government and like minded so-called righteous citizens to discriminate against them. Of course, these clowns figure that discrimination is a religious right.
    My next example centers around women seeking a divorce in a bad marriage. Guess what? Divorce would not be righteous in these clowns minds. So what do they do? Yep, you guessed it. They steer the clown car into legislation that makes it next to impossible for a woman to get a divorce by setting up road blocks like severely restricting spousal maintenance, eliminating no fault divorce, and forcing a jury trial to prove that the marriage needs to end. This legislation would wreck a woman’s finances as well as cause emotional harm to her and her children.
    Page 2 of 2 - Thus, she would just have to give up. Problem solved. My final example of the carnage that this out of control legislative clown car can cause to pedestrians out here on Mainstream Street is on the subject of a woman’s right to choose. You see, in the minds of these self righteous legislator clowns, a woman’s right to choose on abortion and in some cases birth control, doesn’t exist. At every turn these legislative power drunk clowns think that their religious beliefs trump any pedestrians rights. If you get in their way, they will find an avenue to turn your rights into road kill.
    Well, readers, my letter is heading into its final lap because I am over the limit on word count. Rules are rules. I’m sorry to report that my letter only covers just a fraction of the antics of our clown car legislators, as they participate in the circus under the big tent or dome, if you will, in our state capitol.
    If you have been paying attention, you will know that our clown car legislators aren’t acting alone in Topeka. They take their cues from the ring master, "P.T. Barnum" Sam Brownback. Readers, I would be remiss not to warn you to be wary when you hear a collective "all is well in Topeka" from our power drunk legislative clowns.
    Study the Barnum quote well: “A sucker is born every minute.” Voters out here on Mainstream Street shouldn’t be treated like suckers. We are smart enough to realize that “actions speak louder than words,” and we will vote accordingly.
    Bruce Wiley
    Leavenworth

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