Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Free Staters Love Small Gummint....Except When They Don't
(Just a meme - not O'Flaherty.)
Our friends from the Free State Project claim to worship at the altar of small gummint. They claim to believe that gummint shouldn't be involved in our personal lives.
It's completely consistent that Free State legislators Tim O'Flaherty and Carol McGuire sponsored a bill to repeal the crime of adultery: HB 1125 . It's an old, outdated crime that's still on the NH books.
The bill comes out of the Children and Family Law Committee with a 15-0 recommendation that the entire house should pass the bill.
Quickly we veer off into the land of inconsistent, with HB 1218. Rep. O'Flaherty is the only sponsor of this bill - one that redefines the "acts" that constitute the crime of adultery.
From the bill:
645:3 Adultery. A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if, being a married person, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another not his or her spouse or, being unmarried, engages in sexual intercourse with another known by him or her to be married. In this section, “sexual intercourse” shall include anal penetration.
This bill doesn't seem to fall into the "gummint should stay out of our personal lives" belief system that our Free Stater brethren claim to adhere to.
I'm guessing that this is a BIG IRONY move on the part of O'Flaherty. He's gonna teach us statists a lesson by making a mockery of the system. Former (one-term) Representative Seth Cohn made an amendment to a bill to repeal marriage equality that would have banned left handed people from getting married. Cohn's move was aimed at getting national attention for himself. O'Flaherty (coached by Cohn) wants to make a mockery of the system that he hates being part of.
Rather than do any actual work to get support for the repeal bill, O'Flaherty filed two bills - the better to waste the taxpayer's dollars, and the time of his colleagues.
O'Flaherty admits it "turns his stomach" to be a part of the legislature. If he had even an iota of integrity, he'd resign at once.
Prediction: Seth Cohn will comment within an hour of this blog going online.
Related: Rep. Against Big Gummint Until She Is For It
Rep. O'Flaherty's expanded adultery bill was soundly voted down. Curious that he didn't mention oral sex, isn't it? Free Staters are so male-centric it wouldn't occur to them to think about/include women.
Rep. O'Flaherty's bill repealing NH's antique adultery statute did pass.
Someone must have duct taped Seth Cohn to a chair.