Not All Affirmative Action Is Bad
Some actions are always bad, some actions are inherently good, and some others can be bad or good depending on who does them—like Affirmative Action.
Currently, the federal government practices Affirmative Action in hiring, and requires that federal contractors do likewise. Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) wants to put an end to both practices.
He has introduced the Making Excellence Replace Identity Traits (MERIT) Act, legislation that would prohibit the federal government from engaging in Affirmative Action in hiring. This is one of the shortest bills ever introduced in Congress. Perhaps members of Congress will actually read it. The bill reads:
The Federal Government may not establish, implement, or otherwise carry out any hiring practice or program that uses affirmative action based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability as a basis for a personnel action with respect to Federal employees or members of the uniformed services, and no Federal funds may be provided to any entity (including Federal contractors (or subcontractors thereof)) that has in place any such practice or program.
Said Rep. Gosar in a press release:
Hiring decisions in the federal government should be based on the merit of the job applicant rather than quotas based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ethnicity. The people deserve competency and merit, not racial or other bigotry, when the government
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