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Thursday, April 28, 2011

You Are Not Imagining This

  Some people say and do so many inexplicable things that one wonders if he or she is a creation of The Onion or Funny or Die, but I assure you that what you are about to read here is real.

  Sally Kern is a State Rep. from Oklahoma who has some of the most absolutely bizarre views on record, even with today's Tea Party tinhats. Since , Ms. Kern has introduced a bill that would put a ban on the evil practice of Sharia, that we know is so present in rural Oklahoma's barnyards. She's also introduced a bill that would force teachers to question evolution. In 2008, she released this speech about gays being a bigger threat than radicalized Islam and called us paedophiles.

Obviously, all of these ridiculous things Rep. Kern has done are reprehensible. They involve sinister thoughts and coarse words and are very difficult to comprehend. However, Ms. Kern crossed the line so markedly this week that it bears repeating.

In a debate over whether or not Affirmative Action should be constitutionally repealed, many people offered their opinions. The proposed amendment, which passed last night, is packaged as an antidiscrimination bill, but will remove any possibility of Affirmative Action continuing in a state not overly known for tolerance. Sally Kern, who obviously has an issue with equal employment policies, issued this statement as part of her speech to the Oklahoma House about why ethnic minorities earn less than white people:

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

Regarding women, she also stated that they deserve to earn less than white men, noting that “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”( if you can stomach it, listen here)

There are few people who are so disgusting that I struggle for words to describe them, and Sally Kern is one of those. How is it that in our day and age, someone this outright hateful is permitted to hold public office in any state? Sally Kern has taken it upon herself to destroy any sense of racial unity and equality in the state of Oklahoma and has no desire to stop. Think also that this woman was an educator for over 20 years. Who knows what kind of insipid filth she has subjected innocent minds to. It's not like her bigoted thoughts magically appeared as soon as she put the chalk on the shelf; what amazes me most is that the hard-working people of Oklahoma City decided she was fit to represent them.

Sally Kern is a stain on public office, and she's not the only one. Racebaiting scumbags exist in every corner of the Continent, but the difference now is that people actually listen to the rantings of disturbed individuals who would be arrested elsewhere. When evil thoughts become hate speech, discrimination is allowed to flourish until it becomes law. While you may not yet be the target of the legislation of today- have no fear, if it isn't stopped, you'll be next. History will repeat itself if people do not unify to expel politicians who hate their own constituents.

 Use your right to protest and remember to vote, while you still have the freedom to do so.

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