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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Values Voters Bonus

Bad enough that these freaks had their stupid "debate", which at least all the genuine contenders (plus Poor Ol' Straight Talk) were smart enough to skip. But these goofballs also went the extra inch and re-wrote God Bless America. Here's a nifty sample:

The courts ruled prayer out of our schools
In June of ‘62
Told the children “you are your own God now
So you can make the rules”
O say can you see what that choice
Has cost us to this day
America, one nation under God, has gone astray.


Even granting (ahem) fartistic license, this is a remarkably retarded reading of Engel v. Vitale, and its follow-up, Abingdon School District v. Schempp. The first simply iterates the obvious, that state officials have no place composing and forcing recitation of a religious prayer. It violates the Establishment Clause. Fucking duh. The second case indicated that using parts of the Bible in the public school violated the same clause.

Neither one says "you are your own God now, so you can make the rules". It should be clear to all but a complete dribbling idiot that school officials should be taken altogether out of the goal of religious indoctrination, because it's too inextricably entwined with politics, and it's an all-or-nothing proposition. And, you know, because that sort of thing is what church is for. But no matter how much they protest, they already know all that.

These people are vile, through and through. They only see this country as a vehicle for their hypocritical emotionalism, thinly disguised as "faith".

I look forward to their continued marginalization. All they have to do is keep yapping and braying, to drive home just how whacked they are.

So actually, thanks, values loons, for doing our job for us. May your imaginary sky-buddy grant you your fondest wish and come and get you already.

3 comments:

woodguy said...

And what exactly is the difference between these zealots and the Taliban? I get it-- they buy their "scriptures" at different bookstores.

Marius said...

I'm confused. It's visible that most, if not all of the front-runners for the Republican nomination, engage regularly in ideological somersaults to show they're each conservativer-than-thou.

(I don't know why anybody with any sense would choose that strategy, but maybe it's just me. Haven't they got the memo that Karl Rove's continuation of the Southern strategy ("whip the mouthbreaders into a frenzy so they come out and vote") has thoroughly failed? Don't they know they're losing the gay vote, the black vote, and the Hispanic vote?)

Then who the hell are they courting for votes, if it's not these fascists--the valyews voters? It's clearly not the small-government, leave-us-alone libertarians, or they wouldn't be so eager to embrace big-gub'mint, social reactionary agendas. It stands to reason, then, that you should hurry up to attend these morons' conventions, especially if you snub Tavis Smiley and claim you're "too busy." Busy doing what, if you're not trying to get these halfwits' votes?

I don't get it. Are they schizofrenic, these presidential contenders?

Ripley said...

Well, when you work on commission, you gotta keep making the cold calls and networking. Always looking for the next mark..err.. client!

It's like Multilevel Marketing, but with less class and skeevier reps.