If you were a member of Congress, and you were told you had to pass a bill to spend $700,000,000,000.00 on something, what would you spend it on? Would you designate someone without oversight or accountability to buy $700,000,000,000.00 worth of debts held by already
Have you ever noticed that the people who are most likely to support fear-based policies — like curfews for Junior, drug tests for your second grader, sniper lockdown drills for your kindergartener, warrantless wiretaps of grandma, massive preemptive datamining of your veterinary expenditures, biometric screening
What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families?