Here’s Rep Steve King talking about why he’s not real into outlawing dog fighting.
What I’ve said is that we need to respect humans more than we do animals. Whenever we start elevating animals up to, to above that of humans, we’ve crossed a moral line. For example, if there’s a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13 year old girl and it happens in America more times than you and I like to think that sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at the middle school and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set, and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.
That’s a pretty interesting defense of laws that protect animals and an even more interesting idea of what exactly one can do with a 13 year old girl without facing any legal repercussions. Just to review, that would be: Raping a girl, impregnating her, kidnapping her and crossing state lines, forcing her to get an abortion and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.
Man, seeing as how he is a legislator, I would suggest getting to work drafting a bill outlawing those things. I’m no optimist, but I think even this Congress could pass The Raping Children Is Now Illegal Act. Obviously, this is all intellectually dishonest pablum. King is really upset that abortion isn’t illegal even in the case of a raped girl so he won’t support any laws protecting lowly animals, at least not until the fetus enjoys the same rights of, say, a corporation.
PS – King also thinks the birth announcement for Obama in Hawaii’s newspaper was telegrammed in from Kenya. Amazing what you can get away with in this country. Too clever by half, Kenyans!