1. Iowa’s thinking of a law that would give all of our electoral college votes to whoever wins the nationwide popular vote? Um, WHAT? Why go vote, then?
2. Iowa’s thinking of making me and nearly every parent into a criminal. For leaving kids in the car. Last night, after rehearsal, I drove home with Genna and had to make a deposit at the bank – their night deposit is inside their lobby. I parked the car and ran the 10 steps to the door, went in, threw it in the box, and ran back to the car. Because it was frigid and windy, and I was only going 10 steps – hardly far enough to warrant the time and energy to get her out. If this law passes, I could have been arrested for that. Nice.
And plus, Obama taking more direct control over the census, which is a little frightening, and now there’s talk of a national bank, which we already essentially have.
PS, I’ve recently been reading/learning more about how very unconstitutional our current monetary system is. I always vaguely, generally knew that moving away from the Gold Standard was Bad in some way, but never really was that interested in it until recently. It’s pretty much expressly against the Constitution to have paper money, particularly paper money not actually backed by gold.
For a while, I was thinking of buying gold. Actual gold, lock it up in my basement gold. Then I decided I was crazy. Now I don’t think I”m crazy any more, but the money we inherited from my mom was in the form of stocks that are kind of hard to unload right now. (I mean we could unload them, but they lost SO MUCH value after she died and before we took actual control over them, it seems like selling now is like locking the barn after the horses have already left, or whatever that phrase is.) But I’m starting to think that’s a good idea.