When Dorothy famously said to her dog “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto” she was off on her fantasy trip in the Land of Oz. There she would learn some important lessons about courage, compassion and intellect with a few friends she meets along the way. Why is it that in the very real world of today representatives from some states speak with such loud voices and assume their home-state rules should be normative for an entire nation? Washington DC becomes their home away from home, but nothing seems to broaden their narrowly conceived world vision.

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