With the looming influence of the tea-baggers of the extreme right of the GOP poised to further destroy the remaining embers of this shattered nation, I hope that a few of the fringe might take just a moment to research more of what the founders of this country knew when they built it. They realized how an ideology founded on faith rather than reason could only lead to collapse.
Can we be that far off now?
We’re being force fed extremists who have no need for rational thinking like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. There are actually cretins in this country who are believing their inaccurate soundbite claptrap. If any of these imbeciles riding that magic religious carpet make it into office we’ll hammer the final nail into this country faster than Jesus can turn water into wine.
Here’s a few quotes from our Founding Fathers on religion and separation…
THOMAS JEFFERSON –
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or fanatics. As an engine of power, it serves the purpose of despotism, and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests, but so far as respects the good of man in general it leads to nothing here or hereafter.
THOMAS PAINE –
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
The clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect ‘a wall of separation’ between church and state.
JAMES MADISON –
An alliance or coalition between Government and religion cannot be too carefully guarded against……Every new and successful example therefore of a PERFECT SEPARATION between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance.The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.
You may recall that the “Pilgrims” left Europe for our shores to escape religious persecution. They wished for the opportunity to practice their beliefs, or non-beliefs, in peace and harmony apart from the insistence and demands of the government.
Now a large party of misinformed followers actually think it’s a good thing to look for leaders who want to rule over us based alone on their belief system, rather than taking rational approaches to things such as our fucked up economic situation and the virtual impossibility of creating meaningful employment again in a country that no longer creates anything. They want to take our country back.
What they don’t realize is that they’re actually trying to give it back to the same lot of zealots our fore-founders escaped from.
Perhaps that’s God’s plan for us, and, if that’s actually the case; then there’s not a damned thing our leaders can do for us anyway. So they might as well spend all their time focusing on getting themselves elected rather than actually doing anything.
Nothing gets done unless you do it yourself. What’s the spell we’re under that makes us anemic to enacting real change before its too late? What’s to stop us before we find ourselves back in the place we started at?
Our slope grows slipperier.