I’d like you all to welcome Tony Tinderholt to the national stage. He’s a republican in the Texas state Congress who has an introduced a bill to criminalize abortions because as he states in his own words women need to be “more personally responsible.”
If you think I’m making this up, just google the name.
Now, I read on a couple of articles that said he and his family are already receiving death threats. I do NOT condone this. But below is the misogynist’s contact information. I suggest you send him mail asking him what his responsibility is if he got a woman pregnant, why he believes pregnant rape victims should be jailed, how he would support pregnant mothers who can’t afford a new child or would he just call them lazy, and does he believe orphanages should receive funding or is this just a cheap source of future labor.
So it happened. The minions of the jackass said that they didn’t state the truth on something, they called it an “alternative facts.”
I still watch old episodes of Babylon 5. For those of you who don’t know it’s a sci-fi show where part of the plot is Earth goes to totalitarianism. In one episode a political officer goes on to the station to “help” the Captain. When he asks her about unemployment, homelessness, the poor, and crime on Earth she states that none of these things exist. The Captain asks her when did that happen and she sternly replies “when we changed the dictionary,”
My point is that words and phrases have power. So take this phrase: “alternative fact” and define it for all. Make sure everyone you meet understands this phrase means you’re outright lying to them.
I’m not going to say his name. I’m not saying the damn jackass’s name. I’m still hoping the republican controlled Congress is going to make a statement like “How did you people allow us to go so far?”
In his speech he called for loyalty. Loyalty to him? A man who was happy to announce he liked to sexually assault women? A man who mock a disabled man and then doubles down and calls everyone else a liar who criticized him?
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.” Do not be forced to bend the knee and cower proclaiming loyalty to a disgusting small minded person. Declare as a patriot you are disloyal to the man. Declare you love your country enough to be disloyal.