A group of North Carolina Republicans have introduced a bill to establish a state religion. This is not an April Fools joke, even though it was introduced on April 1st.
Look, I have a pretty low opinion of most Republicans as it is, but I’ve always believed that they at least were down with the Constitution of the United States and weren’t, you know, cartoon villains despite their various attempts to prove me wrong. This, though, is beyond the pale. This is literally evil. There’s no other word for it. This is the sort of stuff Lex Luthor or Mumm-Ra would be pulling.
These legislators need to not just be removed from their seats, but banned from ever holding public office again. The level of stupidity and hubris they are exhibiting is nearly unthinkable. This is the sort of thing that, should it pass (and I hope it does not), Washington should roll tanks into North Carolina and forcibly remove the state government. And quite honestly, if the people of North Carolina are too damned stupid to not vote for mustache twirling villains, perhaps a decade or two as a territory managed by the federal government might straighten them out.
Or maybe we just need to clone William Tecumseh Sherman and let him deal with it. Seriously, people, it’s 2013…we CANNOT be this stupid.