OK, by now you can smell a rat, so I’ll stop being coy.
Mark Souder takes money from the taxpayers of Indiana to make the world a better place. (I just can’t help myself. Sorry.) He goes after the Smithsonian because it fired Dr. Richard v. Sternberg for giving the OK to intelligent design. And his website gives a link to intelligent design.
OK, so because of the way things go in polarized America these days, if you are a supporter of intelligent design, you’re far more likely than not to be for all the other right wing crap. We’ve already got him down as Republican and Christian. Let's just go down the list to make sure we're not too hasty in thinking we've got his number.
In the words of American’s favorite Alaskan hottie, “You betcha.”
Abstinence education? You betcha again.
Social security? “Americans deserve the freedom to invest their Social Security taxes how they wish… It’s their money, after all.”
The list goes on and on. Hard to find a better example of consistency than ol’ Mark Souder.
And family? What do you suppose (sorry – there I go again with the sarcasm) he thinks about family issues?
One last quote and I’m done.
I believe that Congress must fight to uphold the traditional values that undergird the strength of our nation. The family plays a fundamental role in our society. Studies consistently demonstrate that it is best for a child to have a mother and father, and I am committed to preserving traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman.Let’s see. Anti-abortion, anti-evolution theory, anti- “Obamacare…social security…gun control, pro prayer-in-school, Republican, Christian, one-man/one-woman marriage, “just say no to the Obama agenda,” voted against equal employment protections, hate crimes laws, increases in HIV/AIDS funding, and same-sex couple recognition…
Have I got it all?
He just resigned this morning because he was caught diddling a part-time staffer – working out some details of the abstinence program, no doubt.
Guess that completes the list.