Monday, April 07, 2008

States Wrongs

Whenever people talk too long about ur-federalism and returning key powers to state governments, I remember that state legislatures are, if possible, packed with a worse set of fools and blowhards than Congress.

Like this:

Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) interrupted atheist activist Rob Sherman during his testimony Wednesday afternoon before the House State Government Administration Committee in Springfield and told him, "What you have to spew and spread is extremely dangerous ... it's dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!

"This is the Land of Lincoln where people believe in God," Davis said. "Get out of that seat .... You have no right to be here! We believe in something. You believe in destroying! You believe in destroying what this state was built upon."

Of course, the more power returned to the states, the more attentive people would be about who they elect to state legislatures. But until that change happened, we'd have this.

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