I knew Texas was like “A Whole Other Country”, but they’re running your’s. That’s why this is so chilling. The Texas Republicans are in charge of half the Legislative branch (Tom DeLay), the Executive Branch, and if W wins in November, have a real good chance of taking over the Judicial.
I just don’t get it. This is the leadership of the Republican party, people. If you think centrists like John McCain, John Warner, Chuck Hagel and Olympia Snowe have any power, watch the Republican platform at the convention. I doubt highly that it will differ a whole lot from this.
The separation of Church and State is there for a reason. It’s the same reason we have two houses in Congress. It’s the same reason we have checks and balances defined in the Constitution. The will of the many should never violate the rights of the few. If Christianity (and radical fundamentalist Christianity at that) becomes the basis for government, I fear for our country. This is not a platform based on faith, hope or charity. It’s a platform based on hate, fear and ignorance.
If you vote for George W. Bush in November, you’re voting for it too. Oh, I know, that sounds crazy. It’s not. Let’s get the press to ask him to disavow the platform. Will he?
Kevin, you know, I’m getting really sick of you calling anyone who votes for Bush a “radical fundamentalist Christian.” Excuse me for using my morals to dictate my decisions in life. It’s no different for how I base my vote. I’m tired of the grade school name-calling, and if I hear any of it after I place my vote in November, just know I won’t stand for it.
I’m not calling you anything. I’m saying that if you vote for Bush in November, you’re essentially ratifying that platform. It’s not even a narrow distinction. I think people vote without actually thinking about the policies and platforms they’re lending their vote to. Here’s a good example of what you’d be supporting with your vote… look carefully. Is that you? Does it represent you? If so, then go ahead and vote for him.
The thing that so deeply disturbs me about Bush is that he has successfully wrangled legions of Christians simply because he, too, purports to be using his morals to dictate his decisions. For me, the problem is that his decisions are terribly un-Christian. He is all about war and has been all about war since before he ever took office. Anything that doesn’t relate to war is simply filler. He is pure politics: He has locked on to a platform (Christian morality) and he will squeeze out every last drop to get what he wants. I have heard people close to me say they voted for him because he is a “good Christian.” They see no deeper than the “good Christian,” which is exactly what he wants. I only hope that there are enough of us “other” Christians out there to get us out of this mess we’re in.
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