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Friday, March 9, 2012

Does America really want a theocracy?

      Listening to the Republican candidates today makes you wonder if they are running for President or some church leader.  Rick Santorum gets ill listening to John Kennedy talk about how he would separate his personal religious views from his political actions. Herman Cain has said, "Those of us that are people of faith and strong faith have allowed the nonfaith element to intimidate us into not fighting back. I believe we’ve been too passive. We have maybe pushed back, but as people of faith, we have not fought back." Michelle Bachmann feels that, "American exceptionalism is grounded on the Judeo-Christian ethic, which is really based upon the 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments were the foundation for our law. That’s what Blackstone said—the English jurist—and our founders looked to Blackstone for the foundation of our law. That’s our law."

     I have never understood how those who talk about the evil of Sharia Law taking over this country can be so comfortable with religious laws becoming the law of our land as long as its "their" law.  Why do you fear clerics running other countries and wish for foreign countries to have a secular government and wish the opposite for this country? It truly is amazing to think that an American political party would today advocate for discrimination against gays, banning birth control and having religious beliefs guide public education. The Founding Fathers had seen religious intolerance and really did put a wall between religion and the government as the only way that everyone would be free to practice the religion of their choice.  No religious belief is safe when that wall is weakened.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why government should be small, weak and stick to basic services. You have to assume the wrong people will seek power. Even O'Bummer is a man of faith, and he is opposed to gay marriage.