Alabama Republicans Voted For A Theocracy

The selection of Roy Moore to be the Republican nominee to the United States Senate is the closest thing we have seen in recent years to change our national government to a theocracy. Moore represents the slice of U.S. politics that wants to establish Christianity as our national religion.

Because of my age, I remember some turning points in politics others may not have experienced. I recall a smiling Senator Bob Dole back at the time Rev. Jerry Falwell was moving evangelicals from mostly Democrats to the Republican Party. Dole said, “We are happy to invite conservative Christians into our Party.”

Mostly this has served the Republican Party well. As long as it meant the Republican Party would talk up social values and Christian conservatives would support lower corporate taxes and regulations this was a good marriage.

Now, Libertarians have entered the pictures. They did not deliver to repeal Obamacare. I’ve read Wall Street Republicans are not sure Roy Moore is completely on board to repeal Obamacare and lower corporate taxes. I chatted with Bob Dole a few times and wish I had asked his if he would have been happy with the likes of Moore elected to his Senate.

Displays of the Ten Commandments are one of Moore’s obsessions. He rolled a heavy set into the court building in Montgomery. I’m looking forward to his demands about displaying the 10C where ever Federal money is spent. Highway overpasses would be a good bet. Maybe on runways.

Great political theater is coming.

 

7 Responses

  1. Jinx II

    This extremist has been removed from a judicial seat twice, he is completely unfit to serve in any federal or state office.

    He needs to read today’s editorial by Charles Blow about how American our Black Brothers and Sisters really are.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/opinion/the-flag-is-drenched-with-our-blood.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfron

    1. Juan Ruiz

      I’ve been around long enough to believe just about everything in election results: Reagan, Franken, Hayakawa, Ventura, Carter…the list is long.

  2. Catcher

    What kind of man brandishes a shiny little pussy gun with such authority. The only things missing are frills on his shirt cuffs and lace boxers. A two inch “barrel” is a definite probability.

  3. In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King wrote: “(T)here are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’…

    “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law.”

    In his Declaration, Jefferson wrote that all men are endowed by their “Creator” with inalienable rights, and among these is the right to life.

    Moore is in good company with TJ and MLK.

    1. entech

      It seems to me. from the point of view of a distant observer that “The Ballad of Reading Jail” is more appropriate for modern American politics and it relationship to democracy.

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