Wednesday, April 16, 2008

God, I hate (your) freedom!

By Capt. Fogg

That's exactly what Paul Broun is saying. You have religious freedom only as long as it's his God you and the government serve.

It makes one wonder whether the outcome of the Civil War was worth the price, that we have to listen to the crudely captious lies and confused rhetoric of Georgia Representative Broun preached on the House floor as though it were the dank cave of some hirsute and deranged religious extremist? Do I need to mention that he's a Republican?

We need, he says, to further illustrate the lack of separation between (his) God and the United States by
removing a comma in the Pledge of Allegiance. There should be

no separation or implied separation between nation and God,

said a spokesman, even though our founding documents forbid the establishment of state monotheism or indeed state recognition of any deity. Never mind that the Constitution forbids any religious test of any official -- ever.

Last year this enemy of freedom
supported legislation to honor a group trying to cram the Ten Commandments ( in their redacted Christian abridgements and without regard to the many sectarian variations ) up our collective colons in apparent obliviousness to their irrelevance in, and antithesis to Christian theology:

I commend the Ten Commandments Commission for their efforts to remind Americans that we are, in fact, "one nation under God."

We are not, nor have we ever been, nor are we allowed by law to be and if we are to flagrantly ignore this guarantee of our rights, how many others must we ignore to please the haters of freedom?

If I were stupid, dishonest, and deranged enough to be a Georgia congressman, I might introduce legislation stripping Broun of his office for his failure to preserve and protect the Constitution. As a private citizen who loves freedom, I would like to see him stripped of his citizenship and deported.

(Cross-posted from
Human Voices.)

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