Republicans are always discovering new and more exciting ideas to fix stuff that isn’t broken. Meet Indiana Republican Jim Lucas, be forewarned that thinking is not his strong suit.
Republicans have never shown much affinity for their oaths of office. They don’t much care to preserve, protect and defend the constitution when they don’t like a part of it. For instance, the Constitution doesn’t say anything about abortion but Republicans will do anything and everything they can to impose their religious beliefs on the entire country despite the right being ruled legal by the supreme court.
Republicans never seem to care much about that right which is legally speaking, the same as any in the bill of rights. What makes Jim here an exceptional buffoon in a field of professional Republican logic leapers, is his contempt for the first amendment.
Mr. Lucas is an Indiana lawmaker who has drafted a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by state police. That seems like a good idea if you’re really into fascism.
To truly appreciate the sheer idiocy of Mr. Lucas, you must first know that he is an NRA member who just loves the 2nd amendment but doesn’t have much use for the First. Mr. Lucas hasn’t enjoyed the coverage Mr. Trump has been getting by the so-called “fake news” media, of late, which gave him an idea that shall live in infamy.
“Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!” he tweeted Wednesday.
If you’re suffering from fascism-creep, just know that Jim also thinks if women carried guns, they wouldn’t get raped. Jim has been upset of late at all those damn dirty liberals who passed a law which makes people who want to carry a concealed weapon get a license. He has been trying to repeal this law because… reasons and freedom gobbledygook. That when history will record that Jim Lucas etched his name in stone on the spurious Mt. Stupid for all time with this gem.
“If you’re okay licensing my second amendment right, what’s wrong with licensing your first amendment right?”
The thing is Jim, our founding fathers put the first amendment there first because it was the most important and your understanding of the second does not translate into everyone shall have unfettered access to weapons of mass death. Lucas represents Seymour and does have much use for that “well-regulated” part of the second amendment but instead believes in a new interpretation he calls, ‘constitutional carry.’ He said, “Why wouldn’t I push for it? If one constitutional right is OK to license, then they all are.”
The trouble is that having the police decide who can and cannot practice journalism is fascism, Jim.
This is the result of electing morons to run our government. If you want a better country, shun idiots and stop putting them in elective office.
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