Michigan State Senator Rick Jones is a tool. I have no words to describe him. Here’s what he did.
For the last several years, Michigan legislators have been trying to pass an important package of bills referred to as Logan's Law, designed to keep pets out of the hands of animal abusers, according to The Detroit Free Press. Among the bills in the Logan's Law package — named for a Siberian husky who died tragically after acid was intentionally poured on him — is Senate Bill 219, by GOP Sen. Rick Jones. In addition to barring convicted animal abusers from owning pets for five years, SB 219 would update language in the state's ban on bestiality and sodomy as follows:
SB 219 passed the Senate Thursday, with the above language intact, and is expected to be considered by the House as early as next week.
So, right now we have a bill which says that having oral or anal sex is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Seems to me that all one would have to do would be to remove the words “either with mankind or” and leave the words “with any animal” and you’d be golden.
But no. That’s not how State Senator Rick Jones (Tool) sees it. According to him, the whole entire law would fall apart, and that it would be best to have a law “repealing all unconstitutional laws” passed separately.
"The minute I cross that line and I start talking about the other stuff, I won’t even get another hearing. It’ll be done," Jones said. "Nobody wants to touch it. I would rather not even bring up the topic, because I know what would happen. You’d get both sides screaming and you end up with a big fight that’s not needed because it’s unconstitutional."
"But if you focus on it, people just go ballistic," he said. "If we could put a bill in that said anything that’s unconstitutional be removed from the legal books of Michigan, that’s probably something I could vote for, but am I going to mess up this dog bill that everybody wants? No."
So State Senator Rick Jones (Tool), this is for you:
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