Some time ago, I emailed my state representatives asking for their positions on interstate wine sales. I received a letter from State Senator Douglas Henry in response. I wasn’t expecting much, since the Senator receives substantial contributions from the liquor wholesalers cabal. As anticipated, with his donations, the Senator also apparently received the industry’s standard talking points, which are easily dismissed.
That, however, was not the disturbing part of the letter.
The last line of the letter reads:
The presumption, of course, is that no one would advocate legislation unless he or she has a direct, personal stake in it. My letter to the senator identified me only as an economist and a voter. I also have opinions about the death penalty, our inaction in Sudan, and policy governing media mergers, but expect none of them to impact me directly.
I am curious how the last sentence of Senator Henry’s position letter on gay marriage would read.