It may be only a misdemeanor, but is cock-fighting really running rampant in
Utah? Is this a solution that is looking for a problem? I can't remember
the last time I saw a story in the DesNews about a cock-fighting ring being
‘Utah lawmaker opposes cockfighting bill because abortion is
legal’"In a state where we can still allow people to kill
their babies, we want to make it a felony to let chickens fight for the purpose
of which they were raised," said Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden...yet we allow people to go ahead and murder their unborn babies."============= This is so utterly over the top it's
beyond ridiculous...I suppose Sen Allen Christensen is also against eating
eggs -- since that is what Utahns are doing with unborn "chicken
Stagest reasoning ever. I appose the death penalty so i will vote against seat
belt laws. Why not it makes about as much sense.
The Senator's reasoning may sound illogical, but I think he's trying
to make a point: he's saying that the law should show at least as much
concern for unborn children as for animals. It's hard to argue with that.
This is not the first time a state or national politician has used his vote to
make a statement, especially when he knows his vote would not change the
outcome. At least he had the courage to publicly reveal his rationale for his
vote.I am curious about the other 10 who voted against the measure
that on its face appears to be reasonable.For that matter, what was
the motive for those who voted for it? Did any of them have ulterior motives for
their vote, like I don't like this bill but it wouldn't look good to
my constituents, or will this hinder or help my business if this does or does
not pass?We like to think of our representatives as pure in thought
and deed but every vote is subject to conflicting ideas and pressure.
I'm just glad this guy is not from my 'part of town'. Then again, I did have fruit loops for breakfast.