An Irrational Exclusion

     The original Constitution included a couple of things that should have been left out…but today, I have in mind a provision that should have been put in:

     Three Christian organizations will host a prayer vigil on the west steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento on Monday as a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is honored inside by elected officials.
     The California Family Council (CFC), the American Council, and the California Catholic Conference are hosting the vigil in response to Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) decision to recognize “Sister Roma,” a member of the drag performers accused of mocking Christianity and Catholicism, on the Senate floor.
     “It’s disheartening to see the California Legislature honor a group characterized by its mockery of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular,” CFC President Jonathan Keller remarked in a press release. “By promoting the profane ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,’ these elected leaders are endorsing mockery, hatred, and blasphemy. This ceremony is deeply offensive towards millions of Californians across the Golden State.”

     It was meant to offend Christians, especially Catholics. Didn’t Maximum Leader Newsom declare California a “sanctuary state” for abortions? Didn’t he invite the whole Third World to take up residence in California at citizen taxpayers’ expense? Didn’t he forbid state and local law enforcement to report illegal aliens to the federal authorities? Once you’ve taken stands like that, your intentions are beyond any possible concealment.

     But what was the missing Constitutional provision, you ask? I’ll phrase it as an Amendment:

     The Senate of the United States shall have the sole power to expel from the Union any state which, by a two-thirds concurrence of the whole body of Senators, is found to have become irredeemably evil, or to have gone barking mad, or both.

     Don’t you think that would make a fine addition to our Supreme Law, Gentle Reader?


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    • Tracy C Coyle on June 6, 2023 at 1:42 PM

    I had a back-and-forth with someone on twitter that claimed the US was Scripturally the equivalent of Sodom/Gomorrah. I asked, “There is not even one righteous person in the entire US?”

    So, I ask, do you think the entire State should be expelled, even if there are those that seek to try and return the State from the brink living within it?

    And, I know this is just a ‘irrational’ proposition.  However, throwing out the baby with the bathwater seems to the guiding principle ‘legislatively’ right now….

    1. It’s a good question. I know you’re a Californian, Tracy. But how you manage to stand it, I’m not sure!

    • Tracy C Coyle on June 6, 2023 at 3:36 PM

    Because in a population of 30 million a hundred thousand have a very large voice and everybody thinks that those 100,000 speak for the rest of us. While the majority of people are rational to an extent,  sane to an extent, most people just want to be able to live their own lives and not worry about anything else.

    • Max Wiley on June 7, 2023 at 8:01 PM

    This would need to be applied right after the amendment that repealed the 17th Amendment so state governments can have the voice in DC they were meant to have.

    Some years ago (around 15 I think) I remember an essay by Pat Buchanan that stated that California was the bellwether of the country. I think this was about the time that the California Supreme Court overturned Proposition 8. Keep in mind it was only 7 years later to Obergfell vs. Hodges.
    Nothing I have seen since makes me think he was wrong. Formerly great cities sinking in a mire of squalor, overrun with immigrants and homeless, crime out of control, a permanent blue majority doubling down on the same policies that made things so bad to begin with. Many other states are already in that boat, and the country in general appears set to follow.
    And the productive middle class is getting out.
    Anecdotally, on several recent trips to western areas of the US on multiple interstate corridors it was hard not to notice the rental trucks with a California tagged car in tow or driving behind, or multiple vehicles with California tags loaded down with household items.
    Always headed east.
    It’s become a meme in many red areas of the country. I personally know of at least two occasions when imports were politely but firmly reminded that they moved here because their former state was no longer viable, and the policies that led to that would not be repeated here.
    (UHaul data backs up my anecdotal evidence. The Great Sort is underway and if anything it is picking up speed.)

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