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  •  The interview makes more sense than one would (0+ / 0-)

    first think. Despite this statement...

    I’m not here to protect the big churches or the little churches...
    ...she continues...
    I’m saying we can’t erode what’s currently out there.
    What's currently out there if I understand correctly is a set of religious exemptions that is extraordinarily robust.

    What's pretty evident is that she doesn't trust the courts.

    We don’t want to scratch at the religious protections at all, because if we don’t create a measure that’s bulletproof, or as close to bulletproof as possible, then the measure will go to the courts. And they will interpret it however that may be. A judge will make assumptions and make a ruling, and that will become the law of the land. So you really want us to create the legislation.
    It may be, since others have pointed it out, that she would prefer to have a legislative determination made on marriage equality because judicial rulings will provide few if any religious exemptions. Her biggest error is in assuming that the passage of a law with religious exemptions that go beyond what would pass Constitutional (and therefore judicial) muster is one guaranteed way of seeing to it that those exemptions are challenged in court.

    I don't see this as a case where someone has a substance abuse problem. She simply does not understand her job and is in way over her head, which makes it so much easier for her to be co-opted by people with an agenda. If it's true that the mass of anti-equality witnesses and the demonstrations outside of the legislature are what swayed her, then it's really difficult to reconcile that with this:

    I’ve won an election, and sworn to uphold the constitution of the state as well as the United States.
    Rather than do her job she let herself be swayed by a mob having a well-choreographed tantrum.
    •  You make some good points (1+ / 0-)
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      "I don't see this as a case where someone has a substance abuse problem. She simply does not understand her job and is in way over her head, which makes it so much easier for her to be co-opted by people with an agenda. If it's true that the mass of anti-equality witnesses and the demonstrations outside of the legislature are what swayed her, then it's really difficult to reconcile that with this"

      It is definitely clear that she is in over her head. I am not sure if it is due to her lack of a higher education, her lack of experience or that she was chosen simply chosen to be a puppet - with or without her knowledge, or a combination of all three.

      Our whole country is under assault and the nation's entire legislative agenda has been stymied because of similarly weak-minded and ignorant individuals who are manipulated into running for office by outside influences seeking to control the levers of power from the shadows.

      Regardless of the reason, ignorant people like her in such important leadership positions are dangerous. They must be identified and voted out of office as soon as possible.

      As Socrates said: "There is only one good, Knowledge. and one evil, ignorance."

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