Missouri House District 138 Representative Sara Lampe (D-Springfield) was offended by the fact that the National Socialist Movement's Springfield Unit adopted a section of the West Bypass road in the Springfield area to police up litter. And the NSM initiative wasn't just for show, either; the NSM cadre actually go out and police up the litter on a regular basis.
But Rep. Lampe didn't try to get the contract revoked. Instead, she got this bright idea that she was going to spite them - by renaming the stretch of highway after a Jewish rabbi. So, according to the Springfield News-Leader, she asked Jewish groups to nominate a religious figure to counter the Springfield unit of the National Socialist Movement, which adopted the section of road. According to Lampe, she was "countering the hate" and "leveling the playing field".
After getting her nomination, Rep. Lampe then got an amendment added to a transportation bill to rename the portion of West Bypass from Farm Road 142 to West Sunshine the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway". Heschel marched with Martin Luther King Jr. at the Selma, Alabama civil rights march in 1965.
Bet she thought that would really get the NSM's goat, huh? Not quite. A member of the NSM Springfield Unit posted a comment to the News-Leader story, and he was distinctly unimpressed:
Do they honestly think this is going to stop us from doing what we do? I don't care what the name of the highway is. We are still going to go do our clean up and we are still going to have our signs out there. We are still going to wear our swastikas, we are still going to fight for a white America, and we will someday win! You can't stop us, knock us off our square, or hold us back. We are America's Nazi Party and we are growing in numbers every single day. Our organization is not about hate...it is about love. Love for our race. Love for our people. Love for our heritage. Love for our family. If you really want to know about us then come to a meeting and find out. Call the Library and they will tell you when we are going to be there. Sieg Heil!
5/17/2009 11:59:27 AM
Bright idea, huh? This Sara Lampe seems like a rather dim bulb. But then again, that should be no surprise; she's a typical liberal Democratic chick who's into "causes". According to her bio on VoteSmart, she's a member of the NAACP. Divorced with three kids, she's Christian - not Jewish. And what about her ratings from special interest groups? She gets low scores from Missouri Right to Life, but 100 percent ratings from the AFL-CIO, the NEA, and various environmental groups. Astoundingly, the National Rifle Association graded her an A- (another reason for patriots to switch their support to the Gun Owners of America; the NRA has sold out). You can check out her voting record HERE and HERE, where there is a graph showing her legislative effectiveness sinking like a stone.
Surely the good folk of District 138 can do better than to return this four-eyed twit to Jefferson City to represent them again in the next election.