What an interesting world Mike Braun would have us live in. He’s all in favor of states deciding whether interracial marriage should be legal. So if you got married in State A where marrying a person of a different race was legal and then you wanted to move to State B where it wasn’t, what to do? Not Mike Braun’s problem. NEI Times:

He acknowledged leaving such a question to states is likely to lead to situations where a marriage may be recognized in one state and not in another, but he shrugged it off as “the beauty of the system.”

“This should be something where the expression of individual states are able to weigh-in on these issues through their own legislation, through their own court systems. Quit trying to put the federal government in charge,” Braun said.

And that just got Braun rolling.

Speaking Tuesday on a conference call with Indiana reporters, the Hoosier senator unambiguously declared his belief that many of the high court’s key civil rights decisions of the past 70 years were wrongly decided and an improper usurpation of state’s rights.

Braun initially limited his claim to the national right to abortion established by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision he hopes the current, more conservative, Supreme Court will overturn in coming months when it rules in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

But, when asked by The Times, Braun admitted there are many Supreme Court decisions he believes improperly established federal rights that would be better handled on a state-by-state basis, including Loving v. Virginia that legalized interracial marriage, and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) establishing a right to privacy concerning contraceptive use.

“You can list a whole host of issues,” Braun said. “When it comes down to whatever they are, I’m going to say they’re not going to all make you happy within a given state. But we’re better off having states manifest their points of view, rather than homogenizing it across the country as Roe v. Wade did.”

This doesn’t sound like “the United States” to me. This sounds like Red State Blue State, we do what we want, screw you state.

And it’s a little tacky to say this this particular week when Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination is being considered and she happens to be married to a white man.

Still, it makes a great deal of sense that an Indiana senator would come up with this. There is a great fear of the melting pot. Cities are synonymous with melting pot, meaning dangerous, rural areas are synonymous with safe — and you can put together your own version of what “safe” means, but limited in scope to the point of being impractical seems to be the direction that Braun is going with his ideas on how things ought to be.

Never forget, a lot of Republicans miss segregations. Jeff Sessions described it as “idyllic.”

That tells you everything you need to know about Jeff Sessions, that he would describe growing up in the 50’s in Alabama as idyllic.

But Braun isn’t all that far away. States rights, structural racism, six of one, half dozen of the other.

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  1. I will give this weasel with an ant’s brain my address & he can try & run that stupidity by my black significant other of the last 16 years. Warning!!!! She’s a black lady from the wrong side of the tracks from Tuskegee, Alabama. She will beat the brakes off that asshole. Take my word for it. She has a low tolerance for white racists. Very low. Good news for him is her three brothers, former gang members, have all died too young. The bad news for Mikey is She won’t need them.

  2. For years (it may still be the case) Oregon charged out of state campers fees for using their camp grounds which Oregonians used for free. So, Nevada provided free camp grounds for all, except for Oregonians, who paid what out of state campers paid in Oregon to use their camp grounds. Now, image the resulting laws from this sort of manure.

  3. Mixed race? Now, if memory serves, his erstwhile capo, Don John claims to be ‘Murrican’ is of German and Scots descent who married a Czech and later a Slovenian.

    Although I would agree that marriages should only be between members of the human race (no marrying dogs, cats, apes, etc)

  4. Nobody but the couple is affected by interracial.or same sex marriage. I will.never understand why Rs are so interested in what others do in their bedrooms. Unless they are being forced to.watch or approve, they hablar no srguments.No church can be forced to preside over a gay or interracial.wedding. If you disapprove, don’t attend.


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