If the midterms fail to bounce these political right wing authoritarians from office, we're in big trouble.
At the forefront of this authoritarian movement, is the state of Michigan, and Republican Governor Snyder's breathtaking replacement of locally elected officials with "Emergency Managers."
Now comes word that the "state" has a right to "regulate sexual relationships between men and women." I know, you didn't think they'd be this stridently arrogant with their majority power:
Addicting Info: On September 9, 2013 Attorneys for the state of Michigan filed paperwork in District Court asserting the state’s right to “regulate sexual relationships.” The court filing is in response to a civil action filed earlier this by Plaintiff Deboer. Deboer filed a suit against the state’s unconstitutional same sex marriage ban, which denies same sex couples the right to marry or to adopt children. In the state’s response, filed on behalf of Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan attorney general claims:And if we know Republicans, and we do, this will be copied nationwide:
“One of the paramount purposes of marriage in Michigan — and at least 37 other states that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman — is, and has always been, to regulate sexual relationships between men and women so that the unique procreative capacity of such relationships benefits rather than harms society.”Far from being a casual statement made off the cuff, this is a statement that has been carefully crafted by the state’s attorneys, and undoubtedly reflects the position held by Snyder administration.
Could the state also move to ban sex for any reason other than procreation?Virginia GOP candidate and AG Ken Cuccinelli still backs the new and unconstitutional anti-sodomy law, which basically makes oral sex illegal, for anyone single or married.