If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”
In all the horror of this quote, I do not even see any logic (except blatant misogyny).
Oh, and in case you wondered where he goes on about the gays, he thinks that they are committing “a perverted and depraved crime against humanity.” And because the American progressives do not see it that way, they are, in his view, assisting the AIDS epidemic.
Bonus fun fact: According to the article, Lockman at one point during the 1990s
appeared dressed as a vampire [!] outside the Federal Building in Bangor to protest the “vampire-nature” of the IRS and its “police-state” method of collecting taxes.
Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) Wants Heroin Users To Die
How can heroin addicts be helped, according to Maine Governor Paul LePage (R)? By cutting funding for medication that can reverse fatal overdoses. As the Huffington Post reports, fatal heroin overdoses in his state have quadrupled between 2011 and 2012. But LePage, who wants to be seen as tough on drugs, has taken the approach of
cut[ting] funds for substance abuse treatment, limit[ing] the amount of time Mainers can spend on heroin replacement therapies [. . .] , and requested money to add 14 agents to the state Drug Enforcement Agency.
Such replacement drug programs, claims LePage, would not help addicts and give them a “feeling of invincibility.”
Darn you, facts, I am the Governor!
Never mind that public health experts have the following to say, according to the article:
LePage’s assertions are not supported by current medical research.
So instead of relying on research-based medical experts’ suggestions for useful treatments, LePage rather wants to punish drug addicts.