My concern with both what Perry did and GA is doing is that it is all over the world media. This, along with past similar stories and things like Gitmo, has lead to the US government being thought of global in ways that most in the US feel about places like Libya under Gaddafi, Iraq under Saddam and Cuba.
The support of Israel's blatantly illegal gaffes (not saying all activities are wrong, but they've committed several stunning blunders), invasion of Iraqi under false pretenses, the history of slavery and relatively recent lifting of restrictions based on gender and race, etc. have caused the US to be viewed globally as not fit to be a leader in human rights, integrity or ethics. We have seen the effects of this global perception: Countries refused to approve the Iraqi invasion, the EU does not automatically assume the US is right in financial matters, the world is voting against the US position on Palestine, China openly criticizing US fiscal performance and many others.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
Frolicking..... Why the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks do we give a Rat's rear end what anyone else thinks of us? Their citizenry is STILL flocking here in droves, and we don't see a huge number of Americans begging to get permanent residence and citizenship in Greece, Germany, China, Australia, the UK, etc.... If they don't like the way we do things they don't need to do business with us. It's that simple.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
There is no perfect system of justice; inevitably innocent people are put to death.
"If you could kick the person in the pants most responsible for your troubles you wouldn't sit for a month"