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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Judges Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Need Plumbing Lessons

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Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert took a break from denying single mothers welfare checks to give some advice to federal judges ruling on same sex-marriage cases: get some “basic plumbing lessons.”

The day after a federal judge declared Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, Louie Gohmert spoke at a “Conversations With Stubborn Five-Year-Olds Conservatives” event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. Gohmert, a very vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, used his Q&A period to criticize the legal justification behind recent rulings in favor of gay marriage.

Gohmert pointed out that some of these gay-friendly courts had found that there was no biological evidence that marriage should be limited to a man and a woman – but obviously they haven’t taken Plumbing 101.

They need some basic plumbing lessons,” he said. “For one omnipotent, omniscious, ubiquitous federal judge who is wise beyond his education to say — to make such a declaration about the law, I think, requires revisiting by each state and compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Then Michele Bachmann chimed in with a few Obama insults, claiming that refusing to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the grounds that it was unconstitutional was an “example of the lawlessness of this president.” Oh, and then she compared Obama to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, because why not?

Hmm. Sounds like Michele Bachmann also needs a basic plumbing lesson. Her head is clearly up her ass.

Via: Huffington Post

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Rep. Louie Gohmert Joined Congress to Prevent Single Moms from Receiving Welfare Checks

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Some people become politicians for noble causes: to help the less fortunate, to give their constituents a voice, to eliminate corruption. But not Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. He became a congressman to stop single mothers from getting welfare checks.

The Texas Republican revealed last Thursday that he went into politics because he was so outraged that single women were having as many as 15 babies and getting welfare checks.

“If it weren’t for the policies in this War on Poverty declared 50 years ago, it may well be that I would not have ever run for Congress,” Gohmert said during a speech on the House floor. “Because what got me thinking about it first as a state district judge back in Texas was seeing more and more young women, single women coming before me — single moms — charged with welfare fraud.”

Apparently women in Texas discovered that “the government will send you a check for every baby you have out of wedlock” and decided to start popping them out Irish Catholic style.

“One women had had 15 kids, didn’t even know where they all were, that was the most that I ever dealt with,” Gohmert explained. “It began to really eat away with me that in the 60s the federal government, desiring to help poor moms who were dealing with deadbeat dads, decided, ‘We’ll help, we’ll give a check for every child you can have out of wedlock.’”

Because single mothers are a bigger threat to America than terrorist babies, Louie Gohmert is a big supporter of implementing a nationwide policy called a “family cap” which aims to cut off additional support to children born out of wedlock and currently on welfare.

Since Gohmert is such a fan of limiting the number of children single mothers can get welfare checks from, he must be a huge proponent of effective sex education, accessible contraception and abortion, right? WRONG. Instead, single mothers should practice Gohmert-approved abstinence only behaviour. And if they don’t, who cares? It’s their children that will suffer the punishment.

Via: Raw Story 

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