Quiz – Guess the Partyby Tip O'Neill on Feb. 01, 2012, under Arizona, Bigotry, Christian, Nativism, Republican, santorum
Quite often now we hear someone explaining that the problem with our political process is “parties”.
If only we had open primaries, if only we didn’t print candidate’s parties on ballots, if only we had “non-partisan” elections …..
This is total nonsense – there is no better way to judge how a candidate will vote than to see the party affiliation next to their name.
These efforts are actually efforts to PREVENT voters from having the information they need to make informed decisions.
Not only can one tell how a candidate will vote based upon their party – you can tell what party they belong to based upon their vote.
Here are a few bills introduced in our state legislature in the last few weeks – I dare anyone NOT to know the party of the lawmakers who introduced them:
- Teach the Bible in public school
- Allow guns on campus
- Prohibit legal medical marijuana users in student housing.
- Define “human life” as starting at “conception” and lecturing pregnant women seeking abortions.
- Require hospitals to report suspected non-documented patients to immigration.
If you can’t guess the party, you aren’t informed enough to vote.