More Crazy Views From Nevada’s Tea Party Candidate
We’ve already highlighted how Sharron Angle, Harry Reid’s opponent in the November Nevada Senate race, doesn’t like that liquor is legal. She has also spoken out against fluoride in the water supply. Angle never fully explained why she opposes flouride, exactly, even though it is established that it is good for dental health. She was at variance with members of the assembly on this as she has been on other issues.
While another member of the Assembly suggested opponents of the measure were worried about the financial implications of fluoridation, the Review-Journal reported: “Angle said she simply does not like fluoride.” Angle added she believed most fluoride used in water supplies could contain “lead, arsenic, [or] mercury.”
More of her views are emerging.
…a 1999 Associated Press piece that noted Angle’s proposal of a bill that “would have required doctors to inform women seeking abortions about a controversial theory linking an increased risk of breast cancer with abortion.” Angle is devoutly pro-life. But the abortion-causes-breast cancer theory is myth (spread, in part, to discourage abortions).
[Another] nugget provides another window into Angle’s traditional-values mindset. Back on October 2009, the Tea Party favorite expressed her support for federal legislation that would define marriage as between a man and a woman. All of which is conservative mainstream ideology. But in making her case, Angle suggested pretty clearly that it is unacceptable and wrong for both parents to actually hold jobs simultaneously.
“Right now, we say in a traditional home one parent stays home with the children and the other provides the financial support for that family,” she said. “That is the acceptable and right thing to do. If we begin to expand that, not only do we dilute the resources that are available, we begin to dilute things like health care, retirement, all the things offered to families that help them be a family.”Click here for reuse options!
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