Senator Trent Lott opposes term limits. I support them. Lott is in a lot of trouble. You may wonder what those troubles have to do with term limits.
Well, a lot. When I read what the Majority Leader said at Senator Thurmond’s birthday party, about how Thurmond should have won his segregationist presidential campaign in 1948 and that the country would have been a heap sight better off, I thought Lott needed to go.
Go from the office of Majority Leader of the Senate, from his Senate seat just go. Then I realized he might have been joking. I wanted to be fair. I wanted to hear him say he was just kidding, or something.
At first, Lott said nothing much. But the media swirl increased and finally Lott was forced to speak out. He apologized for, “hurtful words.” Hey, don’t blame the words.
Was Lott making a joke that he now views as less than funny? Or was he serious in supporting Thurmond’s ’48 campaign for racial segregation? Lott says no. However, he does now say that he supports affirmative action. Didn’t before. Does now.
Well, I oppose affirmative action, also known as racial preferences. Martin Luther King wanted folks to be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Looks like right now, Trent Lott favors absolutely anything he needs to favor to remain in power.
Hey, I told you I would make the connection to term limits, didn’t I?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.