But for sheer weirdness, no anti-abortion bill can beat the one proffered by Mississippi state Rep. William "Tracy" Arnold. His bill—which died in committee—not only would have declared fetuses to be people (with the attendant criminalization of abortion) but would also make it a crime to "create or attempt to create a human-animal hybrid." Because that's apparently a problem down in Mississippi.
I'm running out of space and I haven't even gotten to the Montana bill that would let criminals receive corporal punishment rather than jail time; or the Tennessee bill which would give the legislature control of major party Senate nominations; or the Missouri bill which would make it a felony to introduce gun control legislation.
Which of these bills is a joke? They're all real—joke's on the rest of us.
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