"There are a lot of sideshows at the General Assembly ... and all walks of life, and you just have to determine which one's you're going to go into," admitted Indiana State House Speaker Brian Bosma, unwittingly, while handing out Girl Scout cookies on the floor of the Indiana General Assembly recently.
I really couldn’t have said it better myself.
Law making on both the state and federal level; in the 50 state houses and the United States Congress, is mostly a collection of carnival like sideshows featuring legislators shamelessly vying for attention to this or that imaginary problem.
In this instance, the Speaker was responding in his own bizarre way to an imaginary “problem” posed by his Republican colleague over what to do about the national centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America -- should they recognize and celebrate it or not?
Why should state lawmakers be concerned with the national centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America? What possible relevance does it have to the people’s business in the State of Indiana?
None; there is no relevance at all. Yet here we have a bunch of clowns drawing attention to themselves and their imaginary “problem” as if it matters to anyone other than themselves.
What’s the problem?
The Girl Scouts of America "sexualizes" young girls, promotes homosexuality, homosexual lifestyles, and is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, cries Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris in a letter sent to members of the Republican Caucus in opposition to celebrating the centennial.
"As members of the Indiana House of Representatives, we must be wise before we use the credibility and respect of the 'Peoples' House' to extend legitimacy to a radicalized organization," he said, warning them not "to endorse a group that has been subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values."
This clown is lobbying his fellow clowns to oppose a nonbinding resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and he’s the only member not to sign the measure. It’s a sideshow all about nothing. The resolution is about nothing and his opposition to it is about nothing. That’s what lawmakers do most of the time in America – nothing.
Just like so many other ultra religious right wing social conservative nut cases, this clown is obsessed up to his eyeballs with prepubescent sex. After doing a "small amount" of research on the Internet, Morris said, he and his wife came to the conclusion that the Girl Scouts have become a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood and are part of an agenda that includes "sexualizing" young girls.
He pulled his own two daughters from the Girl Scouts and put them into the American Heritage Girls Little Flowers organization -- a group that "will not confuse their conservative Hoosier upbringing," says he, despite his acknowledgement that "99.9% of Girl Scout troops in this country" are run by good leaders. He’s concerned about where the money goes on the national level.
I have a daughter, and as far as I know, she was sexualized at conception. That’s when she was assigned her sex. So by the time she got involved with Brownies and Girl Scouts at six or seven years-old, she had already been sexualized all her life, and therefore sexuality was a non-existent problem for her – she already knew she was a girl and just wanted to have fun with her little friends.
Homosexuality is a non-existent imaginary problem for most people, except sanctimonious lawmakers like Rep. Morris who are obsessed with other people’s sexuality.
His pandering to the ultra religious right amounts to just another American lawmaking carnival sideshow.