Remember the Washington State proposal to give Sheriffs the right to search gun owners’ homes once a year? The author of that bill said that he didn’t know the bill he sponsored included that provision. Those darn staffers wrote it without telling him. It was accidental, not deliberate fascism, so it was okay. “I made a mistake,” state Senator Adam Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”
The only thing is, he was lying through his teeth. It wasn’t dumb ass, accidental fascism. It was evil, deliberate fascism. How do we know? He sponsored bills with the identical language in 2005 and 2009. Different staffers, same language.
Frankly, I am not that impressed with the argument by a lawmaker that accidentally proposed fascism should be shrugged off. That said, this wasn’t accidental at all. It was quite deliberate.
This begs the question, why would a lawmaker lie about his intent regarding a bill he has been sponsoring again and again? If he is proud of what he is doing, should he be promoting his work rather than lying about it? Of course, unless…. If he is working against the desires of his constituency and the purposes for which they elected him, he would have to lie, wouldn’t he?