Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shiny Thing div ... cont'd

So, the Newtster wins in SC. Now on to Florida. George Wallace won there in 72 (though as a Democrat), and we know what happened to him. Ya never know what will happen when you get south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Then there's the Mittster trying to spin the loss. He just don't get it  .... the Republican "base" don't really trust him ( in spite of the fact that he's "every thing they want to be") Maybe it 's because we already have the ideal candidate  - -  only problem is he's a Democrat.

Then there's the religion thing ....... So many folks still think that Mormons are a cult (well, any religion that won't admit you to their sanctuary .......... ). Of course the Mormons have so many things going for them things going for them.

Of course, the Founding Fathers basically felt there was no place for "religion" within the political structure, thus, Article VI, section III of the Constitution (the US one so revered by the Tea Party and Republicans - when it suits them) stating, "... no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the United States."
Then there's that inconvenient First Amendment thingee about "establishment of religion or free exercise thereof." What that means is you can't bring Heavenly Father, Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah, Jesus, the Buddha,  Flying Spaghetti Monster, Satan, Spider Grandmother (and so on for the uncounted names of the various and sundry greater and lesser deities out there in their many flavors, colours and manifestations) into the public arena under the sponsorship of "government." Get it ???
You are free to practice your beliefs in public and private, advertise them, annoy others with them; but you can't give them the power of government approval.

My beliefs are MINE. You may respect them or not. You may attempt to sway them, if you choose. That's your right, and possibly an edict of the tribe you belong to.  Every time one of the political class puts his or her religion on display, I immediately lose a modicum of respect for them. It's wonderful to have your "faith" but I'd rather you earn my respect and trust through your actions.

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