There’s a guy named Paul Scott who’s running for Secretary of State in Michigan. You know, that state that gets TB when the rest of the country has a cough.
I haven’t been flabbergasted for some time, but this hatefulness blew me away. In his opening bid to become Secretary of State, he lists four things he aims to do:
There are also policies that I will work to change:
- I will stand strong against illegal immigration by verifying a valid social security number before issuing anyone a driver’s license, an issue Representative Dave Agema has been pushing for 3 years.
- I will actively push to encrypt the traceable RFID chip in the enhanced driver’s license.
- I will make it a priority to ensure transgender individuals will not be allowed to change the sex on their driver’s license in any circumstance.
- I will work tirelessly to repeal the over $100 million dollar tax increase on drivers in the form of driver responsibility fees.
The third one, which I’ve put in bold, completely surprised me. I thought for a minute I was reading a parody & checked the page to make sure it wasn’t The Onion. On the one hand, I’m kind of blown away that the need for gender marker changes on ID is even being recognized as something transgender people need to do. On the other: really? Is blocking a transgender person’s right to change their gender marker a key issue?
Wow. Maybe his tag line should be “Vote for Paul Scott: He’ll Waste Everyone’s Time with Big Brother Bullshit.”
(h/t to Adrien and Paula, via FB)