The people of Mississippi are fairly conservative.
I believe that most Mississippians are in favor of traditional
marriage and better education through school choice. I believe
that most Mississippians are against abortion and illegal immigration.
I believe that most Mississippians do not believe that voting
fraud is good for Mississippi. I believe that most Mississippians
believe in the values embodied in Judeo-Christian morality.
The Mississippi Senate is controlled by Republicans
and represents the beliefs of most Mississippians as outlined
above. The Mississippi House is controlled by Democrats and does
not represent the values of most Mississippians. Why then do Mississippians
keep voting these House Democrats into office? In my opinion,
these Democrats keep getting elected by hiding their core values
from their constituents.
There are several ways that a Representative
can promote one set of values by his votes while appearing to
his constituents to embrace exactly the opposite values. The recent
abortion vote in the legislature is a prime example of this sort
of duplicity. The Republican Senate voted to ban all abortions
in Mississippi except in cases of rape, incest, or when necessary
to save the life of the mother. This was done in order to force
the abortionists to petition a court for a declaration that the
law is unconstitutional, thereby opening an appeal route to the
U.S. Supreme Court and giving that court a chance to overturn
Roe v. Wade.
The Democrat controlled House passed the Bill,
but with an amendment. The final legislation bans abortions only
if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe. This allows
the Democrat legislators to tell their constituents that they
voted to ban abortions when they did no such thing. If all fifty
states passed the same “antiabortion” legislation,
abortion could never be outlawed because no state would ever have
a law that had to be attacked in court by the abortionists. There
would be no way to get the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court.
When a Democrat legislator tells you he is against abortion, ask
him if he voted for the amendment to the Senate Bill. If he did,
he is not against abortion. He is just trying to hide his pro-abortion
values from his constituents.
Another way to appear conservative to one’s
constituents while supporting radical values is to avoid votes
on controversial issues. Senate Bill 2123 would have required
people applying for state benefits to prove that they were lawful
residents of the state. I believe that most Mississippians would
be in favor of that requirement. The House Democrats were not
in favor of it. How could they prevent this matter from becoming
law without going on record as opposing it? Simple. Send it to
a committee whose Democrat majority members would not act on it.
It simply died from inattention at the end of the legislative
session. The Democrats successfully killed the measure without
having to go on record as voting against it.
The same fate befell the Voter ID Bill. This
Bill was designed to prevent voter fraud. Who could be against
preventing voter fraud? Why would anyone be against preventing
voter fraud? The House Democrats were apparently against preventing
voter fraud; I will leave it to the reader to try to figure out
why they would be against it. The Bill was sent to the unfriendly
Apportionment and Elections Committee, where it died a slow and
painful death by neglect. Can anyone give a good reason why a
picture ID should not be required to cast a vote? You can’t
buy a pack of cigarettes or a can of beer without showing a picture
ID. Is voting less important than buying beer and cigarettes?
You might also be interested in two 2006 session Senate
Bills killed by locking them away in Democrat controlled committees:
2427 would have allowed teachers to discuss Intelligent Design
in the classroom. Apparently someone thinks that your children
must be protected from the notion that the universe did not create
itself by accident. 2716 would have required that abstinence, education and
fetal awareness and education be taught in high school sex education classes.
Apparently, the Democrat House Leadership did not want your teenage
daughter’s mind to be harmed by the thought of abstaining
from sexual activity, and did not want her to know that a fetus
is a tiny human. These acts represent the values of the Democrats
you have sent to Jackson. Are they your values? I suspect not.
The Democrats’ control of the House is
thwarting the will of the electorate by bottling up needed legislation
in committees and by amending legislation so that it appears to
be something that it is not. The only solution to this problem
is the election of more Republicans to the House.
When a Democrat tells you that he believes in
traditional values and does not support the extreme liberal views
of his national party, do not be taken in. A vote for a Mississippi
Democrat is a vote for the radical left wing of the Democrat party.
If you do not believe that, ask the Democrats who have been denied
a place on their party’s primary ballot because they did
not support liberal Democrats in the last election.