3/29/2006

The Unhinged Values Voters Conference

Oh my...the VALUES VOTERS (a virtual Who's Who of wingnuttery) descended on DC the last couple of days to proclaim their Contract with Congress (you know, the other unhinged wingnuts like Mitt Romney and now John McCain) as the end-all, be-all of human existence. And BY GOD, if they had their way, that's exactly the way it would be...the end of human existence.

This is just a sampling of some of their Contract babblings:

We are citizens of the United States of America and subjects of the sovereign Creator, acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence as the Supreme Ruler and Judge of the World. We strongly affirm our allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, and are moved by our faith in God to join together now to defend government of, by, and for the people against the greatest assault it has ever faced: the destruction of our Constitutionally-mandated republican form of government by judges who legislate from the bench and, thereby, subvert our liberty and our entire way of life.

In defense of our national principles, our Constitution of self-government, our decent character, and our shared national identity, we the undersigned citizens of the United States come together in support of actions we hereby agree to be right and necessary for the common good of all.

We therefore seek the following:
1. TO AFFIRM the national relationship with God in our places of worship, schools, mottos, and public spaces, we call for the passage of -

* The Pledge Protection Act to prohibit activist judges from taking "under God" out of the Pledge (H.R. 2389, S.1046);
* The Constitution Restoration Act to prohibit activist judges from ruling against acknowledgments of God (H.R. 1070, S.520);
* The Public Expression of Religion Act to prohibit activist judges from ordering taxpayers to pay lawyers who seek to erode our national relationship with God (H.R. 2679); and
* The Workplace Religious Freedom Act to promote religious accommodation in employment (H.R. 1445, S. 677).


Okay, this last one I think is kind of interesting. These people obviously don't know how to write measurable and obtainable goals because it's kind of vague. Based on their description, they can't really stop me from setting up a pagan altar in my office and dancing naked as I chant to the Goddess.

I don't think they thought about that particular part of "religious freedom." Or what about the part where a Muslim can stop in the middle of his presentation to the company president while he says his prayers toward Mecca? Or maybe you have a major deadline coming up but half of your staff is Jewish and it's falling out right during the high point of Yom Kippur so everyone takes a vacation?

1 Comments:

At 14:14, Blogger Anne Johnson said...

Guess what? I'm a pagan. Go see my post about "National Day of Prayer." It's called "The Gods Aren't Invited."

These fundies better watch how they word stuff. If they use "religion" instead of "God," I'm there with my magic wand, casting circles and chanting to Queen Brighid the Bright!

 

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