In the “Issues” section of the congressional campaign web site of Utah Republican Jason Buck, there’s an entire subsection devoted to “Life, Family, and Marriage”.
That should cover an awful lot of material, right? I mean, as anyone who has ever been married knows, marriage covers a whole lot of territory. The legislative area dealing with family issues is even larger, including everything from health care and real estate to education and transportation.
But life, well, life takes the cake. When congressional candidate Jason Buck tells us that he’s going to tell us where he stands on the issues of life, my golly, we ought to be ready to read through a lot of material, right? I mean, the only topic that isn’t included in life is, well, death. So, I suppose that the military would be ruled out of the discussion, but otherwise, Mr. Buck could take this opportunity to let loose and tell us what he really thinks about things.
It turns out that, with Jason Buck, the opportunity to discuss the important issues of life is an opportunity that’s wasted. All that Mr. Buck could muster in his discussion of issues related to life, family, and marriage was the following short statement:
“I am pro-life, pro-family and support preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman. I will serve Utah families in Congress as a champion for issues important to the very existence of our culture and society.”
Well. Hm. Mr. Buck isn’t exactly a man of words, is he?
I’m left wondering, after reading Jason Buck’s brief wisdom on the issues of life, just what he would include in the category of “issues important to the very existence of our culture and society”. Would that cover…
– The timely availability of Glee reruns on Netflix?
– Protection from giant asteroids from outer space?
– The diversification of political action committees beyond just PACs and Super PACs, into a wide range of new campaign finance possibilities, including Super Duper PACs, Fabulous PACs, Very Special PACs, Modestly OK PACs, and Disreputable PACs?
– A ban on “cheez products”?
What else would you like to see Jason Buck address, within the category of life?