Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hate Vs. State
According to several recent polls, including this one released yesterday by Gallup, Mike Huckabee is the current GOP presidential frontrunner for the 2012 election. This poll comes out during a week in which Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Haley Barbour all made baseless, homophobic comments on-air.Gingrich and Huckabee's rants were particularly troubling because it's becoming increasingly apparent that neither of these gents have any concept as to the meaning of "the state shall make no establishment of religion".
Here's your front-runner telling the enthusiastic crowd to be bigoted even if it costs them their jobs. (?)
This week's highlights also include superbigot Cindy Jacobs speaking at Sarah Palin's church about mobilizing Christian warriors for the 2012 election and Michele Bachmann made a speech in Iowa praising the work of homophobic activists.
The Eisenhower Republican is a thing of the past, replaced by those whose only interests are power and control of those subjected to it. The Republican who fought for justice for all is becoming extinct and a nation is becoming increasingly divided because of culture war issues that have very little to do with what a government is there to do.
Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper used to be asked about abortion and other issues often and simply replied that a politician is there to govern, and not to make Bible-based moral judgments against citizens. Continually focusing on oppressing minority groups is not only invasive, big brother governing, but a colossal waste of time and money that could be better put to use dealing with the things that truly matter like education and health care.
Freedom is not an absolute; indeed the degree and type of liberty we have fluctuates continuously at any given time. However, with each new law invading the personal lives of taxpayers, several of the fundamental traits that made America exceptional are under attack. The bullies that do this sort of thing will not be satisfied with taking just your neighbours' rights- eventually it will move on to you. Religious fundamentalism as law is not appropriate in any nation, nor are the racism, sexism, and homophobia that accompany it.
This is Newt Gingrich chitchatting this week about Christianity with Bryan Fischer, who believes that First Nations people deserved it and Muslims aren't humans. It should be noted that Newt is a known adulterer who has been married several times.
Newt also may or many not become your president, but that's up to you to decide. For now. Your vote is only your voice if you use it.
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 15:33