Republican Right Wing Religionists At It Again
April 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Some really strange and evil thinking going on in Washington these days…and it’s all coming from Republican legislators
From Psychology Today by Dave Noise, March 13, 2011
“E Pluribus Unum has never been considered controversial. The motto, which is Latin for “out of many, one,” was adopted by the Founding Fathers in 1782 as part of the Great Seal of the United States, intended to represent the federal nature of the nation – out of many states, one country. The framers sharply disputed many issues in the formation of the nation, but E Pluribus Unum was not one of them.”
I admit I’ve never thought about the motto, I understand it and believe it fits our country perfectly, but I’d never much thought of it.
“Not so fast. The Religious Right, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and the Congressional Prayer Caucus (yes, our government actually has a Congressional Prayer Caucus), wants you to know that E Pluribus Unum is, well, almost un-American.” My emphasis.
“The CPC, a leading voice of religious conservatism on Capitol Hill, recently wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, chastising him for referring to the motto E Pluribus Unum. The letter may very well reflect a new milestone in the culture wars, for never before has E Pluribus Unum been portrayed as controversial. But according to the CPC, Obama’s reference to E Pluribus Unum amounts to an anti-God statement. See the letter here.”
So let me get this straight…the president mentioning the US motto E Pluribus Unum is somehow sacrilegious or blasphemy??? And to top all that they want the president to issue a corrected version
“With all the credibility of public figures who believe the world is only six thousand years old, the caucus wants Obama to “issue a correction.” Apparently, referring to the E Pluribus Unum motto is now sacrilege in the Christian right’s America. They also say Obama isn’t mentioning God enough in his speeches and that he shouldn’t refer to “inalienable rights” without mentioning that they come from God.”
So now Republican legislators want to be able to control how the president thinks and presents ideas and policies. It’s not enough that they have made a practice of opposing every damn thing the man says and tries to do…now they want control of his mind and speech. They embarrass me and I feel they are destroying what little sanity still remains in political life in America. They can’t come out and say the man is a N***er…that would be racist, so they publicly attack the man relentlessly (and call him names in small little social circles) and unfairly in any other way they can. The Republicans are spoiled, child like, evil demons who aren’t getting their way and are having a hissy fit. They are like our own little group of political terrorists.
I have never been so mad at politicians in my life…