Thursday, April 14, 2011

Arizona fraked up law

It all started with SB1070. Actually, let me step back a little, it all started with JB getting to the governor's office after JN got taken away by Obama. First thing JB did was support and sign SB1070. There was no going back after that, the right wing had taken hold of AZ.

This week, 3 laws were passed or are about to:
1) parents can decide not to send their kids to school if they thing the topic can be "harmful" for them, i.e. no right-winger child will hear about sex or evolution until s/he is old enough to find out for him/herself (or until s/he talks to his/her friends and hear all about it, in a 10y old-distorted way).

2) people are allowed to carry guns in schools; do I really have to say why this is bad? oh wait, they might make an amendment to this one: people will be allowed to carry guns in schools but not inside buildings... phew! It would be so bad to get shot inside a classroom, I like it better on the sidewalk, thanks!

3) people are allowed to carry guns inside buildings...wait just a frakking second, wouldn't this one contradict the previous one? am I the only one that sees that?
A few years ago AZ banned carrying guns inside bars and any other establishment that serves alcohol (good good thing). So, this new law will make the previous one null and we will go back to the good 'ol days were any drunk guy could shoot you if you refuse his advances. Nice!

One of my friends just said that the only good thing left in AZ is the scenery. I would like to think that he is wrong. A know a lot of very good people here, I just wish that the people in office were a little less conservative and a lot smarter to foresee the implications of the laws they are passing, probably without reading them. On second thought, the people of AZ are the ones that elected the people in office so, I'm going to have to agree with my friend, I just love the scenery.

8 comments:

  1. People who shoot folks in schools really do not care if it is legal to carry a gun or not. The right of self defense is the most basic of all human rights (in my opinion). My $.02

    :)

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  2. But think how much money those schools are going to save on not having to maintain those metal detectors! :)

    Oh, wait, I guess knives are still not permitted, right?

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  3. That's what happens, Diana, when you live in a climate ruled by fear. One or two unfortunate incidents is enough to set the whole society in a panic, shooting at shadows on the wall.

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  4. Guns in bars and schools? Ugh. Unbelievable. Lately there seems to be a dearth of common sense all over the nation. Sad. Very sad.

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  5. If Arizona is going to allow people, (and I'm assuming adults), will they have metal detectors for the schools and other buildings?

    They must believe that bringing back the wild west is going to solve their problems.

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  7. In all honesty I completely agree with the first law, and if anything would chastise it for not going far enough. If parents don't want their child to learn something in school, they should have the right to pull them out. In fact, if parents don't believe in modern, Western medicine, it should not be held as neglect for them to insist on herbal medicine, prayer, or anything else they consider right for their child in this regard, and when we insisted that this was neglect, we negated this great foundation of our entire legal system:

    "Innocent until proven guilty."

    No one is innocent until proven guilty anymore, and as a result of this the prison industrial complex devours legions of black men from the inner city in to its halls to be abused, shut out, put down, and eventually be unemployable and forced to turn to crime, all because we had to throw out what makes us America. That's what Liberalism does, it throws out, and fails to replace with anything but greedy utility. Liberals have no legitimacy, they hate legitimacy, they hate higher principles and God-given rights.

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  8. What the hell kind of world is this turning into, really??? I'm so glad I decided against having kids, and I get gladder every day. <:(
    Sorry for my recent absence. Spring's the busiest time of year for my visual arts business & I've been taking full advantage.

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