Creationism, Ayn Rand and gun control: Actual laws proposed this month
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal wants Republicans to stop being the stupid party -- but apparently the memo hasn't gotten out to state legislatures around the country.
February has been a banner month for truly silly and anti-intellectual bills in state capitals across the country. Well, mostly across the south and midwest. Some of these bills are based on the idea that birth control is poison, and that students should not fail for arguing in biology class that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. Others would stop gun control efforts by making it a felony to try and enact gun control.
This is not The Onion: Here are some of the actual proposals.
1. Let corporations vote!
In Montana, State Rep. Steve Lavin introduced a bill that would allow corporations to vote in local elections, taking the idea that "corporations are people" to new heights.
Think Progress reportsthat the bill was tabled earlier this month. But under the proposal, "if a firm, partnership, company, or corporation owns real property within the municipality, the president, vice president, secretary, or other designee of the entity is eligible to vote."