Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Briley v. Men

The Tennessean does a LOUSY job this morning of reporting on State Rep. Rob Briley's (D-Nashville) "Ophelia" moment last week during his completely out of line questioning of Rep. Stacey Campfield's (R-Knoxville) personal views on human behavior that had nothing to do with the bill before the committee. Frankly, it came off very much like Briley is still working through his own issues*. Instead of proffering legitimate reasons that defrauded men should be required to continue to pay child support for children that are not their own Briley stands in his glass house and demands Campfield's opinion regarding pre-martial and adulterous relations.

For some reason the Democrat 'statesmen' at the legislature have decided that Campfield is fair game for their petty antics and Briley took full advantage of this culture by threatening to hold the entire committee hostage until Campfield answered Briley's completely inappropriate questions. The legislature doesn't need to know how Campfield feels about adult relations. It needs to understand that this an injustice that needs to be corrected.

How Campfield managed to remain calm and professional during this latest personal attack, and the others, is beyond me.

And for the feminists out there that think this is some sort of assault on women---it's not. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You want the freedom to have relations with anyone---you need to be 'man' enough to suck up the consequences. Are we dependent upon men or not? We don't have a right to demand indentured servitude of anyone. We don't have the right to lie for cash. We don't have the right to lie to our children about where they came from.

I can't even imagine how stunned and shocked men caught in this situation feel right now. Rep. Briley owes Campfield, and the people of Tennessee another apology for yet another over-the-top abuse of his position as a 'public servant'.

*Links to an adult site


Anonymous said...

Well said.

Donna Locke said...

Very well-said, Kay. We need some anti-bullying laws that would apply to the legislature. Wow, that conjures up all sorts of possibilities.