Five minutes after I finished the previous post on Arizona's rapid descent into insanity, I learned that there is more evidence of this state's unraveling:
Members of the , including Arizona's de facto governor, Senate President Russell Pearce, have introduced a bill that essentially would have Arizona secede from the union without having to do so officially. It's called SB1433, (See it here.) It creates a 12-member committee within the legislature that could "vote by simple majority to nullify in its entirety a specific or regulation that is outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government…" Committee members themselves would decide this, then pass along their recommendation to the full Legislature. If, in turn, a majority of state go along with the committee then, according to the bill, "this state and its citizens shall not recognize or be obligated to live under the statute, mandate or executive order."
Fringe secessionists exist in many states but in Arizona they are powerful enough to have the Senate President on their side.
On the one hand, in view of recent news coming out of Arizona, I'm sure there will be many people who will not be all that sorry to see this embarrassment of a state go away for good. On the other hand, what about the decent people of Arizona who are obviously a minority but who don't deserve being abandoned to the mercy of the crazed majority?
I was going to read my blogroll some more, but now I'm afraid to get even more sad news out of Arizona tonight. At this stage, there is literally nothing I'd say Arizona is incapable of doing.