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Why is religion playing such a large role in the electoral process?

We have Gov. Pastor Huckabee, who wants to amend the Constitution so that it conforms to God’s standards, and not some “contemporary view on how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”

To Gov. Huckabee: Read the Constitution, you ignorant fuck. It is clearly stated that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” See, right there in the front? We cannot amend the Constitution to reflect your idea of Christian morality.

Oh ho. More Mike Madness. Here is a quote from him, just heard on CNN. “You don’t like someone coming to your state and telling you what to do with your flag. If someone came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what they could do with the pole, thats what we’d do.”

So now, Gov. Huckabee agrees that the Confederate battle flag should be allowed to be flown in South Carolina. Well. That is a divisive standard that reflects a dark period in this nations history. I am not saying that you can’t have one. But flying one over a government building is ludicrous. The CSA lost, people. Flying the Confederate flag won’t change that. Now is the time to bring people together, not drive a wedge between them.

It is this kind of thing, and Gov. Huckabee’s unrealistic pledge to deport all illegal aliens, that show how he is just pandering to his chosen constituency, Right-Wing Evangelical Christians.christian-right-2.jpg

What we need is someone who can look past such things, and get onto important issues, like the economy and our education system. Both of which are in a sorry state. Is Gov. Huckabee up to this? I’m afraid not.


One Comment

  1. That comic is spot-on. I’ve actually had discussions along those lines. I get blasted for being a near-atheist and when I bring up anything slightly critical of Chritianity, the other person cries foul. Double standard, anyone?

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