Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The CRA: Christian Republic of America

(Disclaimer: I am a Christian and this is in no way supposed to generalize all Christians, but rather point out and criticize the radical factions on the Right and the implications they could have on the country.)

Welcome to the Christian Republic of America, or at least that’s what the conservative Christians on the right want to have. That’s right, a theocracy where the law of the land is based on Biblical law, much like the Islamic Republic of Iran and their Sharia Law. But Robert, you’re thinking, that’s crazy talk. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment separates church and state to prevent such a thing from happening. But’s that not what the Republicans are saying. Sarah Palin said back in 2010, “Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the Ten Commandments.” Rick Santorum earlier this year advocated for Judeo-Christian Sharia Law saying, “our civil laws have to comport with a higher law: God's law.” What Palin and Santorum don’t realize is that the Founding Fathers did not want religion and government to mix. Their beloved Thomas Jefferson, one of the most brilliant men this country has ever seen was in fact an atheist and advocated strongly for the separation of church and state. The Constitution in fact makes no reference to God or Christianity except the reference to religion in the First Amendment, giving everyone the freedom to practice as they wish and the government cannot establish an official state religion. Simple enough, right? Apparently not. Republicans use religion as an argument for banning same-sex marriage, and somehow get away with it. Their justification for banning it is that it protects the sanctity of marriage. Except sanctity means holiness, which means religious. Therefore their argument is unconstitutional and those laws should be stripped from the books, except they won’t be. And that puts us one step closer to a theocracy, the Christian Republic of America


  1. If you think that the Founding Fathers didn't want government and religion to mix, you need to visit the US Capitol building where every paiting in the main entrance pictures a Bible. And holds the Ten Commandments at the head of the Supreme Court, (it's also featured on the back of the doors in thr sumpreme court). And did you know that they used to hold church services (that many of the Founding Fathers attended) in the US Capitol Building. I think you need to research more.

  2. I am a student of history, I have my degree in it. I know what I'm talking about.