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Liberalism is grounded in a hatred of God…

June 29, 2011 - John Stack

Right now sure is a target rich environment for someone who loves writing about politics. Where to start? Rep Ron Johnson of Wisconsin who tried to filibuster the Senate so they would only work on the budget – and not in private negotiations? ‘It shouldn’t be that hard’. He seems to have the same grasp of Macroeconomics as Michele Bachman. She (who I could write stories from here until election day and still have a backlog) believe that not increasing the debt limit is no big deal – just pay on the interest! Someone tell her this includes trillions of dollars and the finacial security of billions of people – it isn’t a simple $100,000 investment instrument where you pay interest only in belief your investment will increase and you pay back principal all at once. We’re supposed to trust a $14 trillion dollar debt policy to someone who says people who believe in evolution are ‘cults’. Not to mention the unholiness of Chris Christie and his one man decimation rage through New Jersey. But no, my topic today is of another stripe.

I’ve resisted being labeled as a liberal. I am a strong believer in social justice (pro gay marriage, pro choice, freedom of religion). I also don’t believe in trickle down economics. But, I also am a pro-gun advocate (if not as ideological as the NRA). I don’t belive taxing of the rich is the answer. I believe there are other methods of making taxes more fair and education better than the typical Conservative/liberal arguments. But then there are idiots like Ann Coulter who write books titled ‘Liberal hate America’ plus the rest of her ilk of hatred Hannity, beck and Limbaugh. But, people claim ‘ they are just writers. They don’t set policy’. This is where Rep Todd Akin of Missouri comes in.

To quote the honorable Mr Akin “"at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.” Really? A HATRED of God is at the heart of liberalism? Seeing that the vast majority of liberals are actually Christians, would it also follow that at the heart of liberalism is the practice of contradiction (I love God but I hate God?). Or is it liberalism is based upon self loathing – they love God but hate themselves for loving God so they try to replace God with government? Or claim to want to replace God with government but really don’t want to?

How about this Mr. congressman? At the heart of liberalism and of Christianity is the belief of social justice and helping of the poor. The Liberal movement has realized that expecting corporate America to do anything about the suffering of the poor or social justice has not worked, asking government to help out is a valid direction to turn. If health care was really cheap and housing was extremely affordable and there were lots of jobs and energy was cheap there would be no need for governmental assistance. The separation of God and government has absolutely zero to do with Liberalism.

Lets use the Constitution to guide us. Of course the First Amendment grants us freedom of religion. . How about Article VI - but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. The most respected congressman went on to explain: “My statement during my radio interview was directed at the political movement, Liberalism, not at any specific individual. If my statement gave a different impression, I offer my apologies”. So, he wasn’t directing his ire at any individual, just the couple hundred million plus people who subscribe to liberal principles of social justice and helping of the poor and neglected.

The great man goes on to speak in tongues. He claims the ‘battle for those of us who believe that removing references to God go contrary to the Judeo-Christian heritage our nation was founded on -- the belief that our inalienable rights come from God himself, and the freedom to live our lives and worship as we see fit.” Hmmm. ‘freedom to live our lives and worship as we see fit’. But, by his own statement, what he really means is the Judeo-Christian God that we should all be able to worship as we see fit. Not to mention of course our form of government is actually founded on the republican form of government from the ancient Greeks and Romans who of course predated Christ. It is true that many of our guiding principle coincide with Judeo-Christian beliefs from the bible – but also of virtually every other major religious teaching including the Koran and Confucianism. And of course we did not found our nation on ALL of the teachings of the Judeo-Christian demagoguery. That is unless I missed the part where The constitution has something about stoning non-virgin brides to death (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).

My main point here is this is an elected US Congressman. People actually went to the poll sand pulled the lever for this guy. He is now voting on bills and laws that affect everyday Americans. For someone to hold such insane right wing ideological hatred and misunderstanding who is full of hate is something for every American to be afraid of…

 
 

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