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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

South Dakota Republican Legislator Joins In Showcasing Core Party Ideology

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As we move away from Paul Ryan's revealing comments about "inner city men" (code for African-American men), The GOP has provided another example of why the GOP is not representative of our diverse nation.  South Dakota State Sen. Phil Jensen (R) believes business owners (members of the Ku Klux Klan) should have the right to deny service to black people. Jensens honest remarks are shared by those who openly espouse "State's Rights" and certain GOP politicians who would be president.

It is important to keep-in mind Rand Paul's stumbling, mumbling and incoherent on-camera appearance with Rachel Maddow of May 19th, 2010.  Linked here (shorten segment of a longer video). The current front-runner for the GOP nomination for a 2016 presidential run, believes property owners should have the right to deny service (no problem). And, he seemed indifferent that such a right could 'cut' along racial lines problem).

Jensen is a state representative. He doesn't hold a seat in the US House of Representatives or  the US Senate. However, US politics starts at the local level, has deep fissures at the local level and bed rock legislation resides at the state level. In reality have you ever heard the often stated GOP mantra and Libertarian core value of "State's Rights?"  If State's Rights is a core value of the GOP and conservative America, how do you divest Jensen's commitment to racist based in property ownership? Secondarily, yet ever more important, the Koch brothers funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) focuses its extensive development of "model legislation" efforts on state legislators and state law.  It should be stated, I am not connecting Jensen's support for "property based racism" and the Koch brothers. Of course, I would be remiss if I failed to remind of reports the Koch brothers have supported school segregation (issue) in at least one North Carolina school district. That battle centered around public and private schools. It seems the nation's uber wealthy Libertarians do no care for public schools. 

Remember, the TPI credo, "isms come in bundles!"

Now, let's move to The Raw Story and the South Dakota Legislator who is OK with racial and LGBT discrimination.

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South Dakota GOP lawmaker: KKK business owners deserve right to ban blacks and gays (via Raw Story )
South Dakota state Sen. Phil Jensen (R) believes that a recently-killed bill that would have let companies discriminate against LGBT people should have also let businesses owners in the Ku Klux Klan refuse service to African-Americans. Last week, the…

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