Jul 05 2013

Wingnut Rep. John Fleming Quotes Mikey Weinstein on House Floor AGAIN (VIDEO)

Next Tuesday, Congressmen John Fleming (R-LA) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), joined by the FRC’s Jerry Boykin, CARL’s Ron Crews, and some other assorted wingnuts, will be holding a big press conference to urge the passage of Fleming’s and Huelskamp’s so-called “religious freedom” amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. I’ve written about both of these amendments, albeit satirically, so if you’re not familiar with them, you can catch up by reading my previous posts on the Fleming amendment and the Huelskamp amendment.

Both Fleming and Huelskamp, while not being able to name an individual by name in their actual amendments, have made it no secret that they think their amendments are necessary to stop one big boogeyman — the one and only spawn of Satan himself, Mikey Weinstein. Here’s Congressman Fleming displaying how scared the wingnuts are of Mikey on the House floor on June 28:


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    This is a small nit to pick, but Mr Weinstein needs to use the more formal Micheal as his first name.
    Demonizing a Micky sounds ridiculous. But saying Micheal ‘Spawn of Satan’ Weinstein, is real scary

    On the other hand making the wingnuts say ‘Micky is evil’ is worth the laughs.

    Either way, I’m good.

    Last, and on topic, is there any estimate of the amount of paperwork that will be involved every time a base commander talks to a civilian preacher? Who’s going to read those reports?

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    Given the language, wouldn’t this amendment prevent any individual member of the military meeting with MRFF to seek help; at least without the requisite 72 hour notice? Indeed, perhaps that is as much the intent as it is to prevent the Pentagon from meeting with MIckey.

    Oh, and I’m guessing it’s also unconstitutional.

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    Mike Morrison

    Unconstitutional, it most certainly is! The military is answerable to the civilian population. That is why the President is considered a civilian, as well as the Commander in Chief. The military is not an independent body, and MUST answer to public grievances, and the public most certainly has an “inalienable right” to address both the government, and by that extension, the military.

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