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The House of Representatives has gone mad, and like COVID, the stupidity has gone viral in Washington DC. Some Senators seem to be suffering from the lack of oxygen necessary to make coherent decisions, as well coherent arguments. Viral stupidity is spreading beyond elected officials to include the media, faculty lounges, state governments, federal appointees, and former elected officials.
Knife fights are now a rite of passage for angry teens, all carbon dioxide must be eliminated, and we must obey the ayatollahs of social media. Every argument, counter-argument, proposal, and counter-proposal must be accompanied by shouts of racism. Political commissars in the corporate, military, and civil world root out individual thought, and ensure collective guilt must be the standard observed in every decision.
There is a difference between governing, and ruling. Oregon is what I call a city-state. Half the state lives in three counties, and then two more counties along Interstate 5 vote with the big three counties. Rural Oregon is underrepresented and at the mercy of the Wokeinistas. All is not lost because Republican reps can flee to Idaho to kill any legislation and end a legislative session.
Republican Senators in Washington DC have the same option. No quorum, no legislation. I know that this can become a double-edged sword, but one should remember that no one’s life, liberty, or property is safe when the legislature is in session. From DC statehood to allowing the dead to vote, a walk-out is far less expensive than secession, unless you believe the road to Hell is not paved with good intentions.Published in