Monday, August 15, 2011

Is He Kidding Or Serious?

Comedy is serious work.  Most of us are not naturally funny, at least not terribly so.  But then again, Rick Perry is not like most of us.  So, who knows what to make of his ridiculous positions?

He believes the following are all unconstitutional: Social Security, Medicare, banking regulation, minimum wage laws, evironmental protection laws, and, of course, any form of gun regulation.  This list is likely not exhaustive, he also may have doubts about the constitutionality of pistachio ice cream.

He thinks the 17th Amendment was ill considered, and that we should not have the direct election of senators.  I'll go him one better, I think we shouldn't have senators at all; there should be a unicameral legislature comprised of much smaller districts, and many more representatives.  That way, the Congress would be more truly reflective of the people, and almost always majority Democratic.

He has recently asserted a belief  that  Texas has the right to secede from the union.  And that it might be better off if it did.  I admit, I wouldn't miss it, at least not at lot, certainly not right away.  But he is running for president of the United States.

If he's not kidding, how can we take him seriously?

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