Here’s the Texas Republican leadership in all its glory. This is the guy Texas Republicans believe to be the embodiment of Texas Republicanism… so much so that they made sure that he became the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor. Moreover, since this is what Republicanism looks like he was elected TWICE to lead the Republican Governors Association.
Remember, Rick Perry is ‘Bush teh 2nd‘. Republicans love leaders like this and they keep electing them. Perry is just like Bush and Republicans ‘elected’ Bush president TWICE… and look where it got us. I’m hoping that the American electorate is beginning to grasp that Reagan Republicans are America’s political heroin.
Each time it’s supposed to be different, imirite? You take another Republican hit thinking that this time it will be different; this time Republicanism will bring you that high you’ve been chasing since 1980. What happens? All you get is another war, more failed and debunked trickle down economics, more tax hikes for the non-uber rich, more national debt, more growth of the government, more government erosion of privacy rights, more cutbacks on social safety networks and, of course, more deregulation that leads to crap like the S&L debacle (that my grandmother lost her life savings from) and the collapse of the American banking industry under its own unregulated greed.
Republicanism = FAIL
Yes, yes, yes… we all know about the logic loop running in the heads of the Republican electorate: “Teh herp deregulation derp Solyndra herp derp Obamacare derp death panels herp birth certificate derp 9-9-9 (!1!) an Mixercans wall + drill!!!!!!!!!111″ No need to repeat it here.
Oh, I get it; you’re different than a Bush Republican because you’re pro Ron “the earth is 6000 years old an teh gov’t should teach god in schools” Paul. Yes, yes, yes… go put your head down and let the grown ups talk.
This is Ron Paul:
The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion. The establishment clause of the First Amendment was simply intended to forbid the creation of an official state church like the Church of England, not to drive religion out of public life. The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. Throughout our nation’s history, churches have done what no government can ever do, namely teach morality and civility. Moral and civil individuals are largely governed by their own sense of right and wrong, and hence have little need for external government. This is the real reason the collectivist Left hates religion: Churches as institutions compete with the state for the people’s allegiance, and many devout people put their faith in God before putting their faith in the state. Knowing this, the secularists wage an ongoing war against religion, chipping away bit by bit at our nation’s Christian heritage. Christmas itself may soon be a casualty of that war.
Paul, here’s a little Thomas Payne – you know, the guy responsible for the American Revolution:
“The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.”
“Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.”
“All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”
“The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system.”
“Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is none more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in 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 and fanatics.”
I could make this blog post huge and quote the anti-Christain feelings of everyone from John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington to James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Their feelings on a government based upon so-called Christian ideals is complete BS and Ron Paul – like Bush 2 and every Republican hoping to run for the Presidency – wants to turn American into a theocracy. Ron Paul is just more of the same political heroin.
Lastly to hit the point home, there’s the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli – conceived of under the Washington administration, signed by President John Adams, read aloud on the floor of the Senate, copies were given to each and every Senator, passed unanimously by the Senate (only the 3rd unanimous vote of almost 400 senate votes) and published in the American newspapers, without public outcry:
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…”
Lastly, if you’re pro-GLBT equality and you’re supporter of Republicanism, you’re a hypocrite. Here’s why.