June 17, 2014
I have an idea–Let’s put an addendum on this measure which assesses energy usage fees of, let’s say $5,000 per year per person, on any locality that bans fracking within its jurisdictional boundaries. If NIMBY’s don’t want to produce it at home, they can make up the difference to those people who do.
Ballot initiatives are stupid. Wanna know why? Because if justification for statutory or constitutional changes in our laws can’t be found in the United States Constitution or the constitution of a given state, then they’re unconstitutional, that’s why. Here’s an example: Amendment 64, the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” initiative of 2012 amended the Colorado Constitution simply to accommodate stoners. Sure, they convinced Coloradans that new tax revenue would pour into state coffers, and we would end the War on Drugs, and the sick would be healed and the blind made to see, but they amended the frigging State Constitution to conduct their little (FAILED) social experiment. So now we’re stuck with a constitutional amendment which is exceedingly stupid. This year in Colorado they’ve surpassed stupid, overtaken, scary, outrun horrifying, and have reached levels of apocalyptic. Put on your radiation suits and walk gingerly with me through Colorado’s 2014 Ballot Initiative Apocalypse. The following is a list of the most stupid and/or profane of the lot:
- The “Ban Cannabis Possession Penalties” initiative (seems redundant in the Rocky Mountain High state) issued by potheads Michelle Louise LaMay and Issac Smith. (Yes, it only takes one or two committed stoners to get an initiative like this into the Secretary of State’s office.)
- The “Right to Health Care” initiative (haven’t we already been sufficiently tortured for the last 5 years in Obamacare hell?)
- The “Labeling Genetically Modified Food” initiative (Ummm, Earth to idiots, everything you stick in your herpes encrusted pieholes has been genetically modified. Do you really think we’re eating the same corn as the Anasazis? Your dog is genetically modified. Why don’t you put a label on Fido saying, “I’m a genetically modified dog and my person is a moron.”)
- The “Appoint a Non-partisan Secretary of State” initiative (It’s interesting that this initiative is going to the fire-breathing Republican Colorado Secretary of State, Scott Gessler, who goes by the nickname “Honeybadger,” which, by the way, is the “most fearless animal in the animal kingdom.”)
- The “Financial Transparency in the Ballot Initiative Process” initiative (I have an idea, let’s get rid of this whole stupid system and follow the Constitution.)
- The “Restrictions of Pet Euthanasia” initiative (Horses, cows, pigs, goats, praying mantids, head lice, you name it, could be defined as a pet under this initiative. This initiative is creepy because its vagueness opens the door to the real possibility that you could be prohibited from humanely putting down an injured animal, a terminally ill animal, or even a dangerous animal. Can you imagine anything more cruel than the legally enforced torture and suffering that could result if this stupid monstrosity passes?)
- The “Local Control of Gas and Oil” initiative (This is a “feel-good” measure banning fracking and other forms of energy exploration and extraction according to how effective environmental hysteria messaging has been in a given locality. I have an idea–Let’s put an addendum on this measure which assesses energy usage fees of, let’s say $5,000 per year per person, on any locality that bans fracking within its jurisdictional boundaries. If NIMBY’s don’t want to produce it at home, they can make up the difference to those people who do.)
- The “Local Control of the Environment” initiative ( Have these idiots ever heart of something called “air?” It moves from place to place and sometimes carries particles of stuff with it. Even a 10 mile high wall around your stupid little towns full of stupid little people can’t give you “local control of the environment.” The thinking errors in this are staggering. I do believe we’re seeing the early effects of the “Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol” initiative that went into effect just 5 little months ago.)
- The “Prevention of Livestock Animal Cruelty” initiative (This trip to Stupidville contains such vague language that it would likely outlaw any and all operations in the livestock agriculture sector. Branding, herding, milking with cold hands, the stress produced by noisy cow dogs, dust in the hay, inadequate shelter on hot days, you name it, it’s cruel. Oh, do you know what else this stupid ballot initiative could define as cruel? Killing animals, that’s what! Killing and eating animals! Bye, bye meat. Forever. Stupid)
- Stupid, but not least stupid, The “Protection of Mothers and Unborn Children” vs “Death Penalty Clemency” initiatives ( I actually agree with the thinking behind protecting mothers and their unborn children through prosecuting criminals that perpetrate harm to a preterm baby in the commission of a crime. However, if you read the Constitution, all persons enjoy those protections; all persons created by the Creator from the time of conception to the moment of natural death. Yeah, that includes the unborn. So if America was a moral place and the courts had not been corrupted with godless doctrines such as the “right to abortion” and other deadly fabrications, this would not be an issue. But the other one, granting clemency to Death Row inmates, now that’s stupid. Those guys and gals deserve to die. Colorado has become so pussified under the control of Democrats that Death Row is starting to look like a geriatric ward. But they should die. Protections for the innocent (unborn), and death for murderers, I’m okay with those.)
The preceding list is a mere a fraction of the stupid Colorado ballot initiatives awaiting approval in the Secretary of State, Scott Gessler’s office. Perhaps I will give Honey Badger a call and tell him to dismiss the lot and simply…follow the Constitution.
by Marjorie Haun 6/17/14