February 24, 2012
The hypocrisy of “freedom loving” “conservatives” is all-too-evident in Virginia these days. And in Virginia, Martin Luther King Day is officially known as “Lee, Jackson, King Day”! I kid you not.
“The Daily Show” host [Jon Stewart] discussed that aspect of the legislation before the General Assembly — complete with an image of the ultrasound probe — then ran audio, video and newspaper clips of ultrasound bill supporters speaking out against other forms of perceived government intrusion.
Full-body pat-downs at airports?
“I think that’s probably over the line with regard to peoples’ concerns about privacy and their civil liberties,” said Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), who in recent days has backed off his unconditional support of the ultrasound bill.
Requiring school-age girls to get immunized against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer?
“Government intrusion into health care,” said Del. Kathy J. Byron (R-Lynchburg).
Federal healthcare legislation?
“Forcible economic rape,” said Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William).