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Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound - jaxx - 05-14-2012 05:26 PM
Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound
By: Hrafnkell HaraldssonMay 12, 2012
There is at this point no hope at all we will escape a theocracy if Republicans win in 2012. They can call it anything they like, but we all know what it will be. The religion-based legislation has continued to pile up since 2010 as has the religion-based bigotry that inspires it. There is no end in sight and it only continues to get worse as we approach Election Day.
Imagine if both the president and the Senate were Republican as well as the House. There would suddenly be no place in America for non-Christians like me (or the wrong kind of Christians like many of you unless they chose to play the “good Indian” game that historically never ends happily). If you doubt this is true, look at what they say; look at what they do.
Look at recent legislation from Florida, where religious demagoguery is alive and well: Rep. Charles Van Zant (R-Palatka), an ordained Baptist minister, has introduced legislation that openly nixes the Constitution’s First Amendment and the Supreme Court, proclaiming that God is the creator of life and as such it is beyond the purview of government to interfere. The bill (HB 415 – the “Florida for Life Act”) claims that ‘all life comes from the Creator and begins at conception.’ Therefore the United States Supreme Court is not qualified to ‘determine, establish, or define the moral values of the people of the United States and specifically for the people of Florida.’”
The article goes on to discuss other abuses the GOP is trying to do, like voter suppression. The idea of the religious right running this country is unthinkable.
RE: Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound - PoliticalTiger - 05-14-2012 11:55 PM
They never learn!
"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short
RE: Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound - Willinois - 05-15-2012 01:23 AM
Arguably, the most theocratic American government since colonial times was Utah territory with Brigham Young serving as both Governor and Mormon church President. I wonder what Romney thinks about that period in Utah history.
RE: Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound - jaxx - 05-15-2012 09:01 AM
(05-14-2012 11:55 PM)PoliticalTiger Wrote: They never learn!
I like the Jefferson quote. It spells republican hypocrisy to a T.