Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jan Brewer Embodies The Reason That I Am Not A Republican

Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed Bill 1062, which would guarantee freedom of religion:
"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer silenced the vitriolic outcry over Senate Bill 1062 with a veto early Wednesday evening, eliciting relief from opponents who said it would lead to discrimination and hurt the state’s economy and reputation, and disappointment from supporters who maintained the bill’s intent had been distorted.

A somber Brewer announced her decision in a rare news conference in the rotunda outside her office.

“Senate Bill 1062 ... could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want,” she told the room packed with journalists from around the country. “Let’s turn the ugliness of the debate over Senate Bill 1062 into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding among all Arizonans and Americans.”
The active negation of the First Amendment is an act of moral cowardice in the face of politics. I reject Brewer as having any credentials as a conservative constitutional protector. She quickly caved in to the Leftist bullies who promised to punish Arizona for supporting the freedom of religion over catering to homosexuals. Leftist hegemony over the constitution has won, unless the legislature overturns her veto.


Robert Coble said...

Let's see if the logic of this works:

"Senate Bill 1062 ... could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want, ..."

So, she vetoes the bill because of "unimaginable divisions" that "no one would ever want." Not opposition to the bill on its merits (or demerits).

If they were truly "unimaginable divisions," how can we be sure that no one would ever want (or not want) them?

Why veto a bill on the basis of "unimaginable divisions?"

As the old Radio Shack ad for the TRS-80 said:

"You are only limited by your imagination."

Crazy Bob's 2nd principle of limited imagination:

"Most people cannot imagine how limited their imagination really is!"

Case in point.

Stan said...

The cowardly Brewer succumbed to the "Heckler's Veto". Principle is sacrificed in order to shut up the false accusations. In other words, there are no principles for the coward.

Stan said...

Brewer epitomizes a political party without principles, a party lost to Consequentialist reactions and no principled actions. Thoroughly disgusting.