Governor, Jan Brewer, Smacked Down Both Houses of the Arizona Legislature & the Right Wing of the GOP!
September 25, 2013, after choosing the name for my blog, and the formalized version of the title giving rise to my intent in writing the blog: The Law Is The Law, Is The Law . . . Know Your Rights, I noticed that there was already a bad ass chick, Governor Jan Brewer, listed right under my blog, having already obtained that nickname from some other source, maybe for shutting down Obamacare in her state, having exercised that option, as permitted under her state's constitution, which clearly states, that Arizona will take care of the health care needs of Arizona Citizens.
However, after rethinking the situation, the state and costs of the health care needs of her state and citizens, with places like Sun City, in Phoenix, one of the top retirement places in the country, that is huge, with a ton of senior citizens, she decided that might not be a bad idea. I can dig open minded people, who may exercise their rights, but upon further, evidence, proof, the realities of providing health care to an increasing aged population, she was able to, without a ton of ego, involved, relieve some of the tax burdens in her own state. One fact, can change the entire ruling on a case, and so can further exploration, watching states, that are successfully pulling off this new law.
When dealing with the struggle between both the gay community and the religious community, she did what all smart governors, judges, cops, attorneys, city councils, and country commissioners do . . . they follow the law, the rule book, the terms of engagement, the document of agreement, in this case the U.S. Constitution, in particularly, the 14th amendment--you have to provide due process, both substantive and procedural, due process, equal protection of the law, meaning uniform operation, without discrimination! GOOD FOR YOU FELLOW BAD ASS CHICK!
Members of the Flathead Republican Pachyderm Meeting, When I Brought Up the Veto, Said, Yeah, She Made the Wrong Decision--NO SHE DID NOT!
Governor Brewer, was very precise in her explanation of her position on the veto: (1) there was not evidence that vetoing the bill would, in any way, deny business owners from practicing their religion; and (2) had she not vetoed the bill, the law would have created more problems, than it would solve! Not to mention, that it is completely, unconstitutional, and basically, un-Christian, for that matter, to deny service to gay members of the community.
Let's carry this out to the absurd measures, some alleged Christian communities want to go--so I have my gay friend, come to stay with me in Arizona, and to go to a family owned restaurant, are you going to card my friend; how are you going to know if they are gay or not, some divine inspiration is going to let you know, that this person, who may or may not be gay, is going to be subject to your judgement--have you ever heard the scripture, Judge not that ye, be not judged?
I actually think, Gov. Brewer, is kind of forcing you religious bigots, to actually live your religion for the first time in your lives, possibly! Come on, now, Utah wants to discriminate against gays in the housing market, based on religious basis also . . . what? Someone said, that if Christ, himself, came back today, we wouldn't let him live anywhere, or serve him dinner at our family owned restaurant, because he said, Suffer the little Children to come unto me . . . he loves children, he must be GAY!
And Your So Called Christian Solution to Gay Member of Our Country? Maybe They Can Also Seek Asylum in Russia, Along with Edward Snowden! Good God?
At least when I talked to these men and women, and reminded them, that the 14th amendment, doesn't allow for discrimination, they got it! I had one asinine friend, that actually suggested that there be 3 in 1 countries, within, America--one section that was just for gays; another for people who could tolerate the gay population; and a third, for those people who just couldn't stand gays! That was actually, the last time, I ever talked to that asshole again.
Can you actually imagine, the right wing of the Republican Party, liking anyone? I can't . . . amazing, the bigotry, the audacity, the down right dumb ass, mentality, all under the guise of RELIGION! I think this lot, was originally, in the 1/3 of the hosts of Heaven, that rejected God's plan, joined Satan, trying to take away every one's free agency, and force them to be good, their brand of good, that is, and they would have cast Jesus Christ, himself out of Heaven, for his tolerance of people, due to love!
Do you remember the woman caught in adultery--apply it to yourselves, "If any of you are without, sin, let him/her cast the first stone." What fucking church do you go to? I want your Pastor fired! Religion is to be practiced, 24/7, not just while the rest of the parishioners are watching you, until you ditch into your car after church, go home and beat your wife, and molest your kids, under the cloak of being a faithful Christian! What the hell? Okay, I have vented . . . now onto the next subject.
Your country, doesn't need to adopt, either the western belief system, or the Russian, you need to be the country, you want to be. You can be a hybrid--taking the best of both countries, not pitting one against the other. There was once an Indian Tribe, called or nicknamed the Dream Catchers . . . who watched all tribes, and took the best of them all, and adopted it, into their culture.
To many times, we think because A is true, then B must be false, or if B is true, A must be false; the beauty of history, forethought, and hindsight, you can take some of A and some of B, or reject them all together and take C. Innovation, creativity, tenacity, all can come into play. One size, does not fit all. I love America, because I was raised, American, with those ideals, values, and western thought.
Some of your people, are standing true to Russia, because that is their former country, their culture, their past--you need to incorporate that into your decisions with this new Prime Minister--sorry, I can't pronounce your names, let alone spell them. But you are on the right track, determine your own future, considering all the factors, options, and conditions--make a more perfect union, than you have now! Good luck!
The Civil War in Syria, After The Poisoning of 1400 Plus People By Their Own Government, is Hideous--There are People Starving Who Need Services and Food, About the Size or Number of the People in New Jersey, On a Daily Basis!
If I remember right from last night's news, the people of Libya, who have their own problems, are taking in these Syrians by the 600,000s, and housing and feeding these refugees--talk about true Christians! Holy Cow! That is AWESOME--and they are not a rich country! Our civil war was the bloodiest on record, and killed more people than all the other wars, put together, turned father against son, and brother against brother--sometimes, you have to go to war, to get to peace!
Sometimes we don't understand the cultural issues, the make up of a country, but we can understand suffering--WE CAN HELP! We may not have the solutions, but we can be part of the resolution and alleviate some of the pain of this process, most countries will go through at one time or another.
Just like the Ukrainians said--we are where America was, in the civil rights movement, or in the fight for independence from Britain, in the Revolutionary War, or our own civil war--only history will tell if we have made the right decisions! GOOD LUCK!