Posted on | November 11, 2012 | 10 Comments
That is due to a lack of useful division between local, state, and national politics. Thus, Washington DC finds the national dialogue distracted by concerns about a particular a pair of crotches in Bozeman, Montana. Were they both male and seek some legal status that they can label ‘marriage’? Was that a heterosexual brace of crotches, the female of which conceived a third crotch, and now wishes to dispose of it? If the third crotch is, itself, female, does disposal count as a war on women? Why or why not? Sorry if I sound crotchety. Perhaps I should crochet in silence.
Where I’m driving on the crotch rocket is the point that the macro-level concerns of a federal government are consumed with micro-level, hormonal interests. Social Conservatives aren’t helping themselves by elevating these concerns to a federal level, and, credit where due, the loyal opposition is doing a bang-up job of capitalizing on the error. We give them ammunition, and they send it right back.
A stronger differentiation between the sacred and profane, the federal and the state, would be a better direction. The challenge is convincing people to get their minds off of crotches.