This is where the Commonwealth is so lucky to have a legislature that isn’t in session for more than one month a year. An attack on the anti-police brutality movement of Black Lives Matter was heard on day one of the 2016 session.
To start things off right, silly Suffolk Delegate Richard Morris, thought it would be a great idea to ramble on incoherently about something that is truly none of his business: Whether a person decides to have a child or not. Why is this anyone’s business other than the man and the woman involved in the pregnancy Morris didn’t answer. He instead flew into a seven minute rant on Blacks, slavery, evil, and abortion that was confusing and incoherent. Why his focus was on black people only is anyone’s guess. But the words “evil” and the “evil of our times” were repeated by Morris again and again.
Let’s hope Morris can get up and ramble about how many children live in poverty, sex education in schools and over incarceration in America because it’s guys like him who love voting for policy that cut education funding and drive up incarceration numbers and felonies for everything imaginable.
Morris seemed to want to make the point that there were a lot of Republicans against slavery. OK, but someone remind him that was the Republican party of over 150 years ago. These nutty rants seemingly connected to no current policy issues before the legislature by Virginia lawmakers have become part of the tradition of a new session of every legislature. if there was an Oscar for nutty speech award to start a session Morris would win.