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  •  why are you surprised? A couple of years ago (5+ / 0-)

    a constitutional amendment was added to the state's constitution guaranteeing a right to hunt.  Part of this is due to changing populations make some forms of hunting, such as "road hunting (using dogs to drive deer out of woods into the local roads where hunters sitting in the right of way then shoot them.  There have been several close calls as traffic picks up and  fewer and fewer people are "dog hunters") and the other segment was the militia types who think this will trump any federal regulations governing guns.

    OTOH this is not quite as bad as previous attempts to return SC to the gold standard or to outlaw federal money and have the state issue its own script.  Sometimes, SC makes GA and FL look positively sane  

    •  Competency tests for all legislators, (5+ / 0-)

      state and federal. That's what this nation needs. In some states, the need is a little greater than in others.

      We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

      by SoCalSal on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:22:10 AM PDT

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      •  MMSE for all legislators? wonder how many (1+ / 0-)
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        SoCalSal

        would fail?  My guess is that it would be in excess of the general population

        •  Sure. Test cognitive function first, (2+ / 0-)
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          and whoever passes moves on to a comprehensive civics test that covers social issues and economics.

          I can dream, can't I? ;)

          We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

          by SoCalSal on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:20:18 AM PDT

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