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Bachmann goes all in for the cultural conservatives. - Elf M. Sternberg
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Bachmann goes all in for the cultural conservatives.
Michelle Bachmann has signed The Marriage Vow, a statement of her values and what she would do as president of the United States.

Among the charming details are these statements: "Homosexuality is a choice and ... a public health risk." Also, "sex is better after marriage."

Bachmann pledges to "ban all pornography," "outlaw homosexuality," and "oppose any modification to marriage, whether by the courts, bureaucracy, or statute, that recognizes unions that are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, or same-sex." It then, without blinking an eye, "bans Sharia law."

Only by imposing it.

One has to wonder about this tidbit, though:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born in to slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African- American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President.


So... what? "Freedom, not as good for blacks as slavery. Especially not since we elected one of them to the Presidency"?

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shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: July 8th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
By saying she'll ban porn (never mind that pesky first amendment) she's lost the vote of almost all the males across every facet of the country.

Bye Bye Bachman...
blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: July 8th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
The marriage vow distinguishes polygamy and polyandry? Is that because the authors confuse polygamy with polygyny? And what is "sex-sex" marriage?
elfs From: elfs Date: July 8th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
A typo. "Same-sex." Fixed.
solarbird From: solarbird Date: July 8th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I honestly don't see "outlaw homosexuality" in the document. But the PDF isn't searchable. What'm I missing?

Also, check out this clause more carefully:Support for the enactment of safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S.Military and national Guard personnel, especially our combat troops, from inappropriate same-gender or opposite gender sexual harassment, adultery or intrusively intimate commingling among attracteds (restrooms, showers, barracks, tents, etc.); plus prompt termination of military policymakers who would expose American wives and daughters to rape or sexual harassment, torture, enslavement or sexual leveraging by the enemy in forward combat roles.

Cutting to key elements: ... Support for the enactment of safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S.Military and national Guard personnel ... from inappropriate same-gender ... intimate commingling among attracteds (restrooms, showers, barracks, tents, etc.)

FAGS IN THE SHOWERS! FAGS IN THE RESTROOMS! THEY WILL RAPE YOU!

Yes, I took out a lot of bits, but I don't think I missed the point: I think this is also a quiet pledge to ban GBLT people from the military, because under the literal terms of this pledge, you functionally can't have GBLT people in the armed forces. Segregating lesbian and gay soldiers from heterosexual soldiers wouldn't even be enough.

And I'm pretty sure that "sexual leveraging by the enemy in forward combat roles" is similarly a strike against women in the armed forces. The whole Committee on Military Preparedness crowd have always really been pretty much entirely about getting women out of the armed forces.
elfs From: elfs Date: July 8th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't "outlaw homosexuality" outright. But this group is part of a larger push that's been going on this week by the Usual Suspects to remind America that homosexuals are "filthy, diseased-ridden, and untrustworthy" people whose activities ought to be outlawed for the common good. The terminology is the same.

On the other hand, the endnotes note that "... the violent persecution of homosexuals ... under Sharia law..." is not acceptable. Well, goody.
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: July 8th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lots of us Minnesotans not in her district wish she'd shut up and go away.
srmalloy From: srmalloy Date: July 9th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
And she's come out and said flat-out in her first presidential campaign commercial, that she "...Will. Not. Vote. To increase the debt ceiling." Which isn't really relevant to being President, since the President doesn't get to vote on raising the debt ceiling; Congress does. But making a statement that, in essence, says "I want to gut the economy by making the US default on its debts" seems to me to be a really stupid way to lead off your campaign for President.
_candide_ From: _candide_ Date: July 15th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's hope that Wall St. was paying attention when she said this.
caraig From: caraig Date: July 9th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
It's almost a pity. I wish she'd have done this when it was closer to the elections proper. Oh, well. Bye, Bachman, don't let the polls hit you on the way out!
shunra From: shunra Date: July 9th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Isn't all sex a public health risk?

Exchanging bodily fluids is dangerous!
icebluenothing From: icebluenothing Date: July 9th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, "sex is better after marriage."

It's true, though! That's why I only fuck married chicks.
amythis From: amythis Date: July 12th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, "sex is better after marriage."

Well, that's true. My (PIV) sex life improved after my marriage, about four years after my divorce. (No offense to my ex-husband or the transitional people, I was just too young and scared.)
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