Unfortunately, Tuesday’s primaries across the nation yielded some deeply disturbing results. I want to take a look at two, in particular – Lauren Boebert and Mary Miller.
Lauren Boebert has been a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives for a year-and-a-half now and has been nothing but trouble since day #1. I had sincerely hoped that the Republicans in Colorado’s District 3 would see the horror they had voted for in 2020 and oust her this time ‘round, but apparently they’ve been drinking their fair share of Kool-Aid at Boebert’s Shooters Restaurant and weren’t able to see clearly when they went to the polls on Tuesday. We all know of Boebert’s gun fetish. During the pandemic, she sat in on a congressional Zoom meeting with a wall of many guns as her background, and she has caused trouble more than a few times demanding that she be allowed to carry a loaded pistol into places in the Capitol where guns are forbidden.
But it is her latest little tirade that has left me growling …
“The reason we had so many overreaching regulations in our nation is because the church complied. The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it. And I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter and it means nothing like what they say it does.”
GOOD GRIEF!!! She took an oath swearing to uphold the Constitution, and she hasn’t even read the damned thing! The concept of separation of church and state comes from the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment … which quite obviously Ms. Boebert either never read, or didn’t understand. And just WHICH religion does she think should be ‘directing’ the government? There are roughly 4,200 religions, churches, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, etc. worldwide today! Would she advocate for … say … Islam to be the official religion of the nation? Or Judaism? And if she answered ‘Christianity’, then which sect or cult, for there are three main branches of Christianity: Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox. Among those three branches are more than 200 separate denominations in the United States alone, more than 45,000 worldwide! So, pick a religion, and no matter which one you pick, you’re going to be excluding the vast majority of the people in the nation! And this doesn’t even bring into account folk like me who are non-religious! We pay taxes and have rights, too, y’know Lauren!
Representative Adam Kinzinger refers to Boebert’s ideology as the “Christian Taliban” and I cannot help but agree with him! A woman this stupid has absolutely ZERO business sitting in the United States Congress … or any lawmaking body, for that matter … and can only be considered a laughingstock, albeit a very dangerous laughingstock. I would like to be able to say I’m hopeful that the Democratic candidate for the 3rd District in Colorado can wipe the pavement with her on election day in November, but sadly … it’s doubtful because of the 184,794 votes cast for both parties in yesterday’s primary, Boebert scored 83,217 of the votes and her Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch, only received 24,961 votes. Republicans scored 68% of the total votes, so it looks like the 3rd District in Colorado is populated by people who care more about their guns than their future.
And then there’s Mary Miller, another newbie in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Illinois’ 15th District who also won her primary yesterday. I had not heard of Ms. Miller until she flew onto my radar last week with this comment after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade decision …
“President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.”
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR … 🤬
First of all, there is NO “president trump” and second of all … a victory for ‘white’ life??? What a (cover your ears, Keith!) ignorant, ugly, racist pig she is!!! She later claimed that she meant to say “the right to life”, but I don’t believe that for a minute, for she would have caught and corrected herself immediately had that been the case, not waited until she was confronted about her comment.
Miller has done a number of troublesome things in her 18-month tenure in Congress, from quoting Hitler to introducing anti-trans legislation to passing along anti-Semitic and white supremacist propaganda, but the “white life” comment is the first time she floated onto my radar and frankly I wish she had stayed off!
So, my friends, it looks like certain parts of this nation are seeking some serious change … change that, if they are successful, is likely to drive us directly from a democratic republic into a fascist dictatorship, a nation where only white males have any value and the rest of us will be dominated by them. Surely we’re not going to sit still for this? Margie Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and now Mary Miller … where does it end? Is this to be our future, or are these just momentary blips on the radar?