Often, America witnesses the Conservative party lost in a draining tug-of-war with itself.
On one side of the rope, there's government interjection. When it comes to gun control and health care, Republicans argue that the government should stay out.
Businesses have the right to build themselves up from nothing, without regulations from the federal government. If said business is denying health coverage costs to its employees, that's its own business.
On paper, this idea looks great. That is, if the paper shows the government saving billions of dollars while leaving off the repercussion of hardworking Americans losing mortgages over an unavoidable trip to the hospital.
And on the opposite end of the rope, there's, well, government interjection.
The government should leave big businesses alone, but, often citing religious reasons, Congress should step in when it involves the personal lives of women.
The most recent expenditure on the ever-present energy devoted to limiting reproductive rights comes from Kentucky, where the "informed consent" bill was just passed with 92 votes.
This bill requires women to engage in "medical counseling" within 24 hours of her scheduled abortion.
What exactly is medical counseling? The description is fuzzy. Basically, a woman will only be granted an abortion if her "physician or a licensed nurse, physician assistant, or social worker to whom the responsibility has been delegated by the physician has a face-to-face meeting with the patient."
I guess it's up to sheer luck whether or not the physician is pro-choice or pro-life.
But, if Christian family values is the card Kentucky lawmakers want to pull in a religiously-free America, State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D) is rising to the occasion to speak in a language they understand.
Marizan has introduced House Bill 396, which would require men seeking prescriptions for erectile dysfunction to swear fidelity upon a Bible.
After all, the Bible does claim infidelity is sin. That's something we can all agree on, right?
But what if these hardworking American men don't have health insurance?
What if they can't afford to cut a shift from their hourly wage and meet with the "Bible keeper" for a public swearing? What if they're single dads who can't get a babysitter to make the appointment?
Unfortunately, all of this was not considered in Marizan's bill.
Another factor that gets Republican wheels turning, perhaps on the same of level of importance as the Bible, comes the topic of automatic weapons.
Marizan's bill follows in the footsteps of Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman (D), who proposed that gun-buying should require a 72-hour waiting period that mimics that of the state's abortion law. Both laws also require that the act in question be orchestrated 120 miles from the person's home.
Gee, these lady law makers are clever. It's almost as if they can make their own decisions or something.