Sen. Jason Rapert is the gift that keeps on giving, if you fancy wild comments by a demagogue.
Check this from Huffington Post. They have him on tape.
Rapert sounds almost like he’s endorsing Saudi Arabia-style governance for the U.S.
The subject, again, is that evil Judge Chris Piazza who said the Constitution means what it says — equal protection and due process under the law even for gay people. The Rapert quote:
When judges assert the will of the people wholly in this country, they are pulling the rug out from underneath representative democracy. By the way, Saudi Arabia, they don’t live under the same kind of law that we do. They live under the law that they see fit to live under there. We have that right here, too. And that’s why there’s such an injustice here.
Is Rapert really saying Sharia law is right for the U.S.? (Except of course that it be Rapert-branded Christianity instead?) He might dispute the interpretation, but the minute he insists on a plebsicite for religious prejudices to override the Constitution, the difference isn’t evident.
The article notes Rapert has encouraged changing the law to allow recall of judges who do things Rapert doesn’t like. The article notes, too, Rapert’s remarks to teabaggers that they should not allow “minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in.” Rapert swears he didn’t mean black people in that remark, much as he dislikes President Obama. But it seems pretty clear he puts gay folk in that number.
This is pretty clear. His demagoguery is sufficient to command national attention. Knowing him, I’d say it’s a good day for Br’er Rapert. He can command many a love offering from his flock after being tossed in the Huffington Post briar patch.