In a barn-burning speech to social conservatives here, Michele Bachmann called Monday for abolishing the entire tax code
So how does she intend to pay the people she'll want to have monitering every pregnancy, or how to pay the military, and you can bet your ass she'll makes sure there are enough taxes to pay her salary.
the Department of Education
Is our children's learning?
labeled Planned Parenthood the "LensCrafters of big abortion"
And did so in the face of cold hard facts that only 3% of PP's services are abortion related.
and slammed same-sex marriage advocates for going against what she called 5,000 years of human history.
The woman has shown time and again that her knowledge of US history is defficient at best, and now you expect people with good sense to think she has any insight into the entirety of human history? Gimme a fucking break.
Comfortably quoting from scripture
Does she think she's running for preacher?
the Minnesota congresswoman said it was her faith that drove her to push for a ballot measure to criminalize same-sex marriage in the state
I was unaware that there was an epidemic of underground gay weddings in Minnesota. Why "criminalize" it? Are the going to go around arresting gay couple who were married elsewhere who dare to set foot in Minnesota?
"In 5,000 years of recorded human history... neither in the east or in the west... has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women
No, It's almost always between a man and many women. But, homosexual relationship were recognized, and in the case of ancient greece glorified, for thousands of years.
"Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women."
So? History is not the arbiter of perfection.
Bachmann delivered a scathing critique against the Department of Education, "along with a few other agencies, by the way, that I think we can live without."
God forbid we has educational standards as america slips further and further behind in terms of education and the grasp of important subjects like science.
Those include the Department of Energy
And who does she expect to maintain and shore up the nations power grid? How about setting safety standards for power plants? Oh wait, I know... Privitize the first and the other can fuck off. Then theres the matter that the energy department contols and maintains the US nuclear weapon stockpile
the Department of Commerce
Of course, why would people need things like goverment guranteed small business loans or a regulated code of interstate commerce?
She said Planned Parenthood should lose its tax-exempt status it's a nonprofit
So only non-profits that the right wing approves of should be allowed the tax exempt status guranteed to all non profits that meet the 501c(3) criteria?1
and that Congress should use its power to limit the subjects that district courts can rule on.
In other words she wants to effectively abolish the judiciary branch. The ability to regulate what any portion of the judiciary is allowed to rule on is the act of tyrants and would without any doubt be grossly and thoroughly abused the very second any one party held the presidentcy and both houses of congress, or the congress with a veto proof majority, every law that they passed would contain that caveat.
Further more such a power would be flagrantly unconstitutional, violating both the seperation of powers and a citizens right to petition government for redress of grievances, and challenge the imposition of unjust laws.
That's because judges are "black-robed masters," she said, echoing a line she used during another recent trip to Iowa to lambaste the state Supreme Court justices whose ruling effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the state.
Funny how judges are activist, anti-american and partisan when they rule against conserative intrests and principled, impartial, and patriotic when they rule in favour if them.
"That's what you had here in Iowa: black-robed masters," Bachmann said. "They are not our masters. They are not our morality. They are not put there to make the decisions."
Yes, they are, it's part of their jod description. They are there to decide matters of constitutionality of laws in accordance with state and federal constitutions.