Wednesday, April 23, 2008

All Work and No Playboy

Rep. Paul Broun (R- GA) has sponsored a bill to prevent soldiers serving overseas from buying magazines of a "sexual nature" like Playboy and Penthouse. The Military Honor and Decency Act (H. R. 5821) would ensure "taxpayers will not be footing the costs of distributing pornography on military bases."

When informed that the service was paid for out-of-pocket by the soldiers, Rep. Broun pointed out that tax payer money is "used to pay military salaries, so taxpayer money is, in effect, being used to buy these materials."

So Rep. Broun believes he can dictate the purchases of government employees.

Rep. Broun, whose salary is paid by taxpayers, gives an excellent sense of his priorities on the front page of his website. There, you'll find the Broun 4 point test for when he'll take action:

1- Is [the issue] right/ moral?

2- Is it Constitutional?

3- Is it necessary?

4- Is it affordable?


So let's take a look at the Military Honor and Decency Act as Rep. Broun must have:

1- Is this issue right? Well, Rep. Broun obviously thinks so! And that's good enough for me...

2- Is it Constitutional? Clearly! What kind of constitution would let people to buy dirty magazines?

3- Is it necessary? Absolutely.

4- Is it affordable? It'll come at the cost of damage done by stressed out, horn'd up guys with guns... but you bet!

Thanks, Paul Broun, for stopping those who serve our country from buying periodicals that "give prominence to nudity or sexual or excretory activities."

So, as Gawker.com warns, "Cancel that subscription of Deuce Aficionado, Lieutenant."

2 comments:

Betty said...

According to their website, the Christian Coalition of America commends Congressman Paul Broun, Republican from Georgia, and a Marine veteran, for introducing the "Military Honor and Decency Act."

I, however, think it is absolutely the most idiotic, ridiculous bill ever.

I would like to point out that once the government pays someone's salary, the money is not the taxpayer's any more. It's the government employee's. Its something called ownership.

Is Broun kidding?

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