According to Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, until we can have a law that makes everyone go to church, we should allow guns in public buildings. When questioned, she took it further, wishing that everyone lived in the 1950s.
It’s three of my favorite things rolled into one: gun fetishism, Caliphate-envy, and enough ahistoricism to full up several Harry Turtledove novels.
As you can guess from Allen’s beliefs, she’s a Tea Party favorite. During a legislative meeting at the State Capitol this week, in the middle of a debate regarding gun laws, Allen brought up religion.
I would make a snarky joke about this being something sane adults just do, but the gun law they were debating would allow concealed guns in public buildings, so they long ago left the realm of sanity.
Now, Arizona, as a state, is not totally devoid of common sense. There were some who opposed this bill — a symptom of the creeping reactionary outlook that’s going to wipe out this country — and, being a tool to impose that creeping reactionary outlook, Allen took offense to it.
In the middle of the debate, she stood up and told the Senate that, “Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth,” adding “that would never be allowed.”
She insinuated that guns in public places are necessary until that “moral rebirth.” She added that “I believe what’s happening to our country is that there’s a moral erosion of the soul of America.”
She would later tell the Arizona Capital Times that she wished everyone lived in the 1950s, saying, “People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed. The biggest thing is religion was kicked out of our public places, out of our schools.”
If human beings are dangerous and utterly depraved, why do you want them armed? We can’t trust Iran, so let’s just give them the nuclear bomb. That’s the logic.
I know, trying to get logical consistency from a Tea Bagger is like trying to get tears from a stone. Their memes, their stories, their beliefs; they don’t appeal to logic. They’re designed to appeal to emotion, and do they that very well.
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[h/t AZ Central]