Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.
I was born and raised in Arkansas. What has always turned me off of conservatives is that they consistently blow all their political capital on stupid culture wars that they invariably are going to lose at some point anyway instead of actually addressing real problems that real people face. Arkansas is consistently one of the poorest and some years the poorest state in the nation. There are parts of Arkansas, particularly the delta that looks like the third world.
However, its also easily one of the prettiest states in the country, with millions of acres of national forests, wilderness, world class rock climbing, world class mountain biking, world class fishing and has the potential of being an outdoors mecca. So you would think the focus there would be on trying to become the next Boulder or Bend and attract active and athletic people from all over to come to the state to live, work, train, and spend their money. But no, they got to do everything they can to keep a it mecca for poor, ignorant, and bigoted fundamentalists instead.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
The thought struck me that liberals / progressives / Democrats would much rather have a Big Government (1984!) replace / supplant any religious institutions, you know, as the moral (amoral?) compass for the 'little' people.
It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.
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Basically, the last gasp of a dying generation of religious bigots trying to ram through everything while they still have a slim majority in some states.
But, as they have seen from the public outrage and the responsible business community....these kinds of bills will not be tolerated.
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana