Forty million Americans without healthcare. Our troops battling insurgencies in two Middle Eastern countries. Illegal wire-tapping, illegal CIA prisons, rampant corruption in the government, the poverty rate rising for the third year in a row, hurricaine season is here again and FEMA is a shambles, and countless other real, important issues that affect the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans, and what is our esteemed congress working on?
A Constitutional Amendment to protect the American Flag from ‘desecration’.
A Constitutional Amendment to protect the sanctity of Marriage.
Tougher rules about indecency on television and radio broadcasts.
Jesus Jumping Rope, I hate election years. This is so effen stupid I am tempted to arrange a few days of vacation time, go to D.C. and get myself arrested for screaming at the top of my lungs. But I think I’ll settle for writing a slew of angry letters to congresspeople and newspapers.
To answer my own question, I have NEVER, with my own eyes, in person, seen anyone in this country burn the American flag. And my marriage of nineteen years can’t be damaged in anyway by gays getting married, and I seriously doubt civilization is going to crumble if children accidently hear the word ‘fuck’ on the radio or see Janet Jackson’s tit.
I urge you to write or call your congress representatives and tell them you aren’t going to be distracted by this junk and that they need to get back to work on real issues.