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The Times of Northwest Indiana is reporting that Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told reporters in a conference call that he would support the Supreme Court overturning the 1967 “Loving v. Virginia" decision, which struck down state bans on interracial marriage. Braun specifically added he is fine with interracial couples getting married in one state, and for other states refusing to recognize that marriage, claiming these issues should be up to the states, not the Federal Government.

Gee, I’m gonna go out on a limb here, and guess Sen. Braun probably does not plan to approve Ketanji Brown Jackson’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Now, is it just me, or does it seem like more and more Republicans are intentionally saying all the “quiet parts” right out loud these days? So, Sen. Braun would tell a married couple coming from another state that they are not legally married in his state. Smart move. That way, he could then turn around and charge them with “fornication.”

Anyway, I guess that means throwing Supreme Court Justice Clarence and Ginni Thomas’ marriage right out the window? On the other hand, given Thomas’ voting record, I suspect Republicans might show some mercy and grant them one of their special “My Black Friend” exemptions. Either that, or Justice Thomas might try and legalize his marriage by getting one of those “skin pigment augmentation” procedures like Michael Jackson had. Hell, that should be all it takes to fool your average homeschooled Republican!

Sen. Braun explained his position by saying that "We're better off having states manifest their points of view, rather than homogenizing it across the country as Roe v. Wade did.” Excellent point senator, because as everyone knows, having fifty completely different sets of rules for everything - is a much less complicated way to do business. So, let’s just follow Sen. Braun’s lead and break up the Union into fifty little fiefdoms, each with their own laws, and all of them perpetually at war with one another.

Seems these so-called “states rights” Republicans appear to have forgotten the “United” part of the “United States.” But I get it. Republicans want their “freedom,” and nothing says freedom quite like your state government telling you who you can or cannot marry! I mean, if the court did overthrow “Loving v. Virginia,” just think how insane life would be for someone who is biracial. You couldn’t get married to a black person because you’re half-white, and you couldn’t marry a white person because you’re half-black.

Makes you wonder exactly how far back Republicans want to turn back the clock? Back to the dinosaur era? Hell, speaking of dinosaurs, with the way Republicans plan to run things, I can see many folks thinking we might be better off getting slammed by another meteorite. For these folks, its the 1850s or bust! What’s next for our Republican friends? Abolish the 13th Amendment and make the practice of slavery up to the states also?

As for me, the way I see it is, it’s not all that complicated. I mean, if you don't agree with interracial marriage, then don't marry someone from another race, and if you don't agree with abortion, don't get one. Otherwise, how about keeping your big mouth shut and your nose out of other people’s business - you sanctimonious pricks!

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