Thursday, April 7, 2016
State Legislators Make Congress Look Good
We don't pay much attention to state politics during a presidential election campaign. The state legislature in Tennessee has attracted some attention by naming the Bible as the official state book. Some view this as a bad idea since the Constitution has a silly provision about the separation of Church from the state. What they don't understand that is state legislatures spend a lot of time doing other silly things such as naming the state gun or the state XXXXX. Maybe that is a good thing. They do real damage when they attack more serious problems. It gets even worse when the most ambitious legislators graduate, after serving their time at the state level, and get elected to Congress.