Every time I read the news, I find myself completely baffled by Republicans. Sometimes, I wonder if just being exposed to the winding logic is making us lose our grasp on reality, because I am absolutely lost on how anyone can make sense of these conclusions.
Republicans are supposedly concerned with little girls being violated in bathrooms, trans books, and any teaching of history that involves members of the Black and brown communities. The solution for Republicans boils down to legal bans. Legal bans are the solution. This has left me completely lost.
Let me see if I understand.
Banning trans people from bathrooms will prevent sexual crime.
Banning books from libraries that reflect critical race theory, LGBTQ characters, or complex issues that impact the Black and brown communities will solve the problem of having to admit to children that people exist in many intersections and that marginalized people have been treated badly for a long time. But I guarantee you those books are still sold on Amazon and everywhere else. In fact, banning them probably makes young people more interested in reading them.
Banning trans youth from competing in athletes solves a problem for Republicans, completely addressing the issue.
Banning abortion means that there will be no abortions, and that ends the issue.
Banning companies from having their own internal policies around masks or safety in the name of freedom succeeds in limiting the scope of government—truly a backward asserion.
Bans have become the major solution for Republicans, I get that. Every day I read more and more about the next new ban in a new red state.
If banning something can stop critical race theory, if banning abortion can stop abortion, if banning mask policies stops mask policies, and if banning people from bathrooms is a solution for them, proving that bans work—
THEN WHY THE HELL ARE THEY SO OPPOSED TO STRONGER GUN LAWS AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS IF THESE BANS WORK SO DAMN WELL? WHAT LOGIC IS THIS??
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