The View From 1776

Liberal Jihad Against Christianity

Liberals have never been content to live and let live.  They have always worked to destroy existing society.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/27 at 05:42 PM
  1. I have to agree with Chris Hedges about the religious right. I have read many of his articles and he is right about the generally fanatic nature of the religious right. While I am conservative on matters of the military and fiscal responsibility, the rather jihadic Christian right gives me the Medieval creeps. They are neo-theocrats. They don't have a libertarian bone in their bodies.

    And people like Dobson ARE nutcases. It would be different if their agenda was just to stick to evangelization in the private sector. That is their right. But these crackpots have this erroneous belief that the Constitution was based on something Christian and that we are legally a Christian nation. They wish to take their religion and make laws with it. Thats rather Islamist-like insn't it? Thats crazy and exactly what the constitution prevents. It is religion-neutral, protecting ALL freedoms of conscience in the private sector. The constitution protects all while remaining neutral in the functions of government. People like Falwell, Dobson and Seculow confuse tradition with law. Heritage with the constitution. Their heads are in the sand because evangelization is what they want and they will stop at nothing in their quest to use the government as a bully pulpit for their religious viewpoints.

    Article 11 of the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli is clear that "The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion". This article was ratified by the full senate without contention and signed into law by President John Adams

    In his 1808 letter to the Virginia Baptists, then President Thomas Jefferson clearly points out the importance of equal rights of conscience for unbelievers, too:

    "Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person's life, freedom of religion affects every individual. State churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of the church tends to make the clergy unresponsive to the people and leads to corruption within religion. Erecting the "wall of separation between church and state," therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society."

    Just about everything the religious right believes about religion and government is wrongheaded and rather jihadic in itself.

    The Evolution of American Constitution Framing: 1610-1797:

    A history of Religious Tests: 321-1961:
    Posted by James Veverka  on  01/28  at  07:52 AM
  2. You, as with all humanist collectivists, are the bufffoon-oriented carnal-ego judges of others, based on your unlimited loyalty to your own ignorance.

    The Constituion displays principles of Judeo-Christian that are not to be found anywhere else. While Libertarians proclaim Liberty and Freedom, they are uniqely silent on choice-making principles that preserve Liberty and Freedom in the marketplace of ideas.

    Conservatives are Centrist, as is the case of Mr. Brewton's 'View From 1776,' not "Right Wing." That is a term contrived by Left Wingers describing everyone to their Right, including, the Center. Your view is distorted by your own fetal position on the Left.

    Your interpretation of Mr. Jefferson's letter demonstates your visionless bias. He was more concerned about a state monopoly a denomination-religion would have on religious liberty for all Americans, including ego-centered humanistic atheists. The Constituional restriction was placed only on the Congress. All other segments of government and society were guaranteed "the free exercise thereof."

    Socialistic collectivists have much more in common with jihadism than the conserving Conservative individual-based centrists. And, you are, truly, the largest group of slow-learners in human history. Your blind-eyed echo of interpretive collectivist tyrannies is appalling.

    You have applied yourselves to maintaining ignorance and glorifying self-justification with/by infantile name-calling that requires no truth or mentality. Your confession rings thud.

    Thankfully, we live in a Biblically-based, causal universe. You will be weighed in the balances of your own choosing. Me, too. Lotsa luck... Psalm 25:12 kjv

    semper fidelis
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  01/29  at  12:37 PM
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