The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Militant Moderate

April 29, 2010

The good, bad and ugly



The bad people have contributed to this situation.  Bad people feel no imperative to take actions to remedy the crisis circumstances.  Do something!  Do something!  So shout we all. 


The ugly in our state legislature are not difficult to recognize.  They make us painfully aware of them in the news all too often.  They shame us nationally, because they supposedly represent Oklahoma.  We have made the national news when some legislators expressed the notion that we should sponsor our own state militia to resist the federal government about health care requirements. 


One legislator became negatively notorious around the country years ago because of his weird conspiracy theories about federal officials plotting the Oklahoma City bombing of their own facility.  He’s back.  Somehow he managed to get elected again to join others of his ilk at the Capitol.  He wants to declare Oklahoma sovereignty.  Then he and others want to demonstrate this by having guns assembled in shops or garages in the state and selling those and ammunition within the state free of federal safety checking laws.  This would not be interstate commerce, he says. 


In the ugly class would be all of those who cater to the gun-toters, and who want legal gun-toting privileges on college campuses and in pick-ups on tech school grounds.  They have some utterly foolish beliefs that guns make us safe.  Have they not heard that even Wyatt Earp made the cowboys of Dodge City check their guns.  How nutty can they get? 


Further, we must include among the ugly all those hypocritical legislators to rant and rave about government regulation of business, but who simultaneously enact government intrusion into the personal lives of families, and of women in particular.  One bill after another intruding on the freedom of women’s medical decisions comes from these ugly legislators.  This year they have gone further by demanding doctors report names to the Capitol and dictating what doctors must do and say to their patients.  Then these same ugly people show up at tea parties with ugly signs against government and labeling somebody else a Nazi or a Muslim.   

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