The Federal Power Grab and the Set Up
No one should be fooled by the Violence Against Women Act anymore than they should be fooled by anything that comes out of this administration. This debacle passed in the House of Representatives and now moves onto the Senate.
Mark Levin nailed the issue perfectly, calling this disaster for what it is.
First, it's a power grab on the part of the federal government. We have plenty of state laws that address violence against women. And if they are not sufficient, it is for the states to take up the mantle. The federal government has no business sticking its claws into this issue.
Second, the legislation embraces trends of the day to make it oh-so-cool-and-inclusive. It isn't just about violence against women. It includes transgender individuals and women from other countries escaping gender-based violence, among many other special groups. This all begs the question: Aren't all civilized people against violence perpetrated against any innocent human being? Who is in favor of violence against any of those not on the special groups list? Are we to assume that violence against men ok?
But if one of our elected officials does want to take up the issue of violence against women, why not be serious about it and quit the political posturing? As long as we're talking about violence against women, howzabout we use it as the perfect opportunity to introduce anti-Sharia legislation?
Third, and per political posturing, this was yet another (successful) move on the part of the left to trap conservatives into a seeming no-win situation. If we don't sign on, it's proof we're anti-woman (not that the left needs proof since they are a-ok making up lies and repeating them so often they become the truth in the "minds" of the mindless). If we do sign on, it's another win for Obama and his Marxist minions and we come out looking weak and unable to distinguish our message and values.
And if all this weren't enough, we had Eric Cantor intimidating conservatives in Congress to go-along-to-get-along-or-else. Really, Eric? Has the thuggish culture of this administration worn off on you a bit?
Perhaps I am naïve to be upset anymore. When the GOP redistricts in order to make it impossible for Allen West to win re-election, it's pretty much game over.