BLOG AGAINST THEOCRACYThis web site is not about traditional Republicans or conservative Christians. It is about the manipulation of people of a certain faith for political power. It is about the rise of dominionists in the U.S. federal government.
Today's hard right seeks total dominion. It's packing the courts and rigging the rules. The target is not the Democrats but democracy itself
.“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yep, it’s that time of year again, old friends: when we renew our voices, and raise our fists to the sky, and tell the world that we will not knuckle under to the harsh rule of religious tyranny. That all people under the blue sky are entitled only to their particular brand of ideology, but not entitled to force others to bow, or kowtow to them.
I submit to you, dear readers, that we at one time as a nation, had some theocratic elements. The so-called ‘Blue Laws’ are a perfect example of this, some of which still exist to this day (admittedly, it’s mostly the restriction of liquor in certain counties, but I haven’t checked recently).
The ongoing battle for homosexual rights is another such example. The arguments against gay marriage (of which I am a supporter of, albeit my activism is of the online variety), the vacuous arguments against gay parenthood, or even opposition to the actual treatment of homosexuals as peers.
Symbols of ‘the theocracy that was’ are all around us. Even to this day, the theocrats have inserted key personnel into the current administration. We still have ‘In God We Trust’ on our currency. We have missionaries preaching to the appointees in power. We even have a mercenary equivalent of the Praetorian Guard with a theocratic agenda. There are at least three states in the Union who pretty much qualify for theocracy, anyways: Oklahoma, Texas, and Indiana.
MORE AT THE LINK!I can't buy a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer until 1 pm on Sunday in my town!
[url=http://www.theocracywatch.org/]This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy.
U.S. Representative Christopher Shays, R-CT, (New York Times 3/23/05)[/url]