Someone must be spiking Wasilla's water with some powerful stuff, because the nonsense politicians from that location spew is really from outer Wingnuttia.
Like State Senator Charlie Huggins' idea. Huggins hails from Wasilla, and he wants middle schoolers subjected to DNA testing to see if they're going to grow up to be criminals.
Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, offered what he called a “completely seat of the pants” observation at a Senate State Affairs Committee meeting during the introduction of a criminal justice reform bill.
“With some degree of confidence, I think that by the time particularly young men, but maybe young men and women, are in middle school, we can already predict the ones we need to get their DNA samples,” Huggins told a room that included the state’s corrections commissioner, Ron Taylor. “Because they’re going to go see Mr. Taylor in a few years. That’s unfortunate but it’s all too true.”
It appeared that he thought DNA samples from the suspect middle school students should be taken so that they can be compared later with samples taken at crime scenes or from crime victims.
Afterwards, Huggins clarified that he was being “facetious” in his reference to DNA testing. But he stood by his comments about the behavior of middle school students, which he said were “not rocket science.”
“You can go sit in a classroom,” said Huggins, a former Matanuska-Susitna Borough school board member whose wife is a charter school principal. “It’s the time when they start acting up and you start seeing, kind of, the beginning of transition to adulthood. It’s a sad commentary.”
Psssst, Senator Huggins. It's not their DNA you need to test. Check their parents' voter registrations instead. Republicans learn it early, but it's not genetic. I suppose it could be the water, but then how do we explain the rest of the country?