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Spluttering with fury

I'd already heard about the Texas anti-gay measure from several sources, including Terrance (the story link is courtesy of his blog), but, well, apparently the first part made me angry enough that I didn't read the whole thing.

Tonight on CNN, I heard that not only will they be preventing gay and bisexuals from serving as foster parents, they are planning to remove children that have already been placed. They won't be grandfathered in. They'll be torn from environments to which they've already become acclimated.

I am simply too outraged to write about this coherently. Talk about innocent victims. These kids aren't even old enough to vote against what's happening to them.

These people really just don't care who they hurt, do they? I'd be very surprised indeed if any of the politicians who voted for the measure had actually worked with foster children. Nope, it's all about the political capital they'll have to spend come election time, regardless of the emotional trauma and damage they inflict upon the powerless. And they have the sheer arrogance to call themselves "pro-family!"

How does it make any sense whatsoever to reduce the pool of quality foster care providers? How can they rationalize that straight couples are the only ones who can provide adequate caregiving when the recent case from Florida is a clarion call to the contrary? Oh, wait, the right wing of Texas gives anything coming out of Florida a free pass 'cause it's Brother Jeb's turf, dontcha know.

More and more, I think the ACLU may be some of the best donation money one can spend, given the war they're trying to fight on multiple fronts these days.

Maybe we could get Texas to secede. Granted, there's some decent wine country there, but I'd be willing to let that go as long as the irrational segment of their population went with it.

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freakyferret
Apr. 22nd, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
Let's see. 1998, so nearly 8 years now I've been telling people about the coming theocracy which will replace our government. Sadly, this isn't even the first step, and it's far from the last.
pointedview
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Right there with you. I wrote a piece on 9/11 for WG that, when I look back at it, was eerily accurate, and dang, how I wish it wasn't. Unfortunately, warning people early on doesn't get us much more than the ability to say "we told you so." :/
freakyferret
Apr. 27th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
ooo. you got a link?
pointedview
Apr. 28th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
Linkie.

The bits I consider on-target are the parts where I talk about the loss of personal freedoms, and the fact that the invasion of privacy has done nothing to improve our "security," especially if we are to believe the recent reports that the administration has tried to cover up evidence that terrorist activity has actually increased instead of decreased.

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