Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

AL Bill To Take Guns Away From Dangerous People Shows Danger Of Second Amendment Extremists

By Clete Wetli on April 29, 2019 | Opinion

The Second Amendment extremists will continue to oppose any sensible regulations on firearms, but it’s up to rational citizens to push for bills that make our communities safer.

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Over-prescribing Alabama Opioid Docs Busted, But Who’s Helping The Patients?

By Clete Wetli on April 22, 2019 | Opinion

It’s time to stop stigmatizing addicts and, instead, praise and encourage those who choose the hard path to recovery.

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Alabama Republicans Have Hypocrisy In The Bag

By Clete Wetli on April 15, 2019 | Opinion

For whatever delusional reason, the Republicans think that any environmentally friendly proposal is somehow an egregious affront to the sacred altar of capitalism.

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Fixing Alabama Prisons Will Take Much More Than New Facilities

By Clete Wetli on April 8, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama must build new prisons and hire more officers just to reach a bare minimum of safety and constitutional compliance, but the real problems appear to be far more sinister and pervasive.

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Early Voting Will Move Alabama Forward

By Clete Wetli on April 1, 2019 | Opinion

This bill is another opportunity for Alabama to move forward. For too long, we’ve approached sensible legislation like this with an obstinate attitude of baseless oppositional defiance.

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Alabama Needs Common Core Standards, Not More Bureaucratic Obstacles

By Clete Wetli on March 24, 2019 | Opinion

Marsh and his conservative legislator cronies are doing their best to politicize education rather than improve it. Instead of letting educators make informed decisions and do their jobs, Marsh and company seem more interested in forcing public schools to offer Bible classes and to reinsert outdated education standards that are decades old.

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Alabama Needs To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

By Clete Wetli on March 18, 2019 | Opinion

H.B. 96 is a major first step in reforming harsh sentencing laws that have had a devastating impact on our state. It would certainly relieve pressure on our overburdened courts and judges. Passing H.B. 96 would be a great bipartisan win for our state.

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Congressman Mo Brooks’ No Vote On Bigotry Resolution Fuels Division

By Clete Wetli on March 11, 2019 | Opinion

Just as Democrats need to be honest and call out Omar for her comments that were clearly anti-Semitic, Republicans need to call out Brooks for his continual fear-mongering language and his disturbing advocacy of a make-believe “War on Whites”.

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Trump CPAC Speech Shows GOP Is Lost

By Clete Wetli on March 4, 2019 | Opinion

The GOP is no longer the party of conservatism. It’s certainly not the party of Lincoln anymore and it’s not the fabled, shining city on a hill envisioned by Reagan. It’s now more like a gaudy casino that has been hijacked by Trump and his enablers.

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Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

By Clete Wetli on February 25, 2019 | Opinion

After years of vociferously attacking any type of taxation or revenue increase for public services as inherently evil, the Alabama GOP is awkwardly poised to battle a rhetorical nightmare of its own creation. It ironically…

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