Senator Jim DeMint has an unusual view of civil rights for someone not born in 1902. He thinks that federal protections against discrimination are really best left to local school boards and states. What kind of decisions would those states make?
In addition to reiterating anti-choice talking points on abortion and backing “traditional marriage,” according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the senator went further and “said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn’t be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who’s sleeping with her boyfriend — she shouldn’t be in the classroom.”
Your new Republican Party: the Confederacy.
It occurs to me that Senator DeMint is on to something, though. I suspect that the Founding Fathers never imagined that someone as ignorant as he is could be elected to the Senate, so I wonder if someone could make a constitutional case for excluding morons and bigots from the Senate?