The Republican Party Is God’s Party

 

It is really amazing how many people pick and chose what laws to follow. Even more amazing is the fact that some people actually want others to follow a set of laws that they absolutely refuse to follow.

Some nations are criticized because they follow, to the letter, the teachings of their faith. Governments are setup and administrated according to the laws of their faith.

The United States of America founding fathers sought to guard against the excesses of any one religion. Although the effort has been valiant, it has not always been successful.

Many of the laws in the United States are tied to the teachings of the Judeo Christian faith. Although the United States constitution requires separation of state and church a great number of laws are derived from the teachings in the bible.

What is really interesting to note is the way politicians interpret the law. From the far right is heard a loud cry about abortions, same sex relations and doing the “moral” thing. According to the bible, abortion is wrong. God will punish you if you allow abortions to take place.

The moral Christian right politicians rally to the cry of antiabortionist. But, wait, what about the rest of the bible? What about that part that says “thou shall not commit adultery”? President Reagan was married twice. And take Newt Gingrich, he has been married three times. Even worse it appears that he selects his new wife even before divorcing his current wife.

And what about that other rule found in the bible about not stealing? How many politicians have gone to jail for taking what does not belong to them?

And let’s not forget the one about same sex relations. The list is long. In fact it is so long that there is insufficient room here to list everything.

The really interesting fact here is that the far right conservative fraction of the Republican party insists that it is, not only their right, but their obligation to enforce the rules of the Judeo Christian faith.

But the enforcement of those rules only extends to others, not to themselves. Somehow they seems to be exempt from the teachings of the bible. Yet they seek to enforce those teachings on everyone else.

In a strange way a comparison can be made to the Taliban. The right wing of the Republican party believes that the morals taught in the bible should be the law of the land and anyone not following those laws should be punished. The Taliban believe the same thing except they follow the laws found in the koran.

If it were up to the right wing of the Republican party women would not be allowed to vote. If it were up to the right wing of the Republican party all women would have to were burkas. If it were up to the Republican party women would have to stay home, barefoot and pregnant. If it were up to the Republican party women… Hey can anyone tell me were to sign up to become a Republican?

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Yeah! Right on Pancho!

You have hit the nail on the proverbial!

Love and peace

Tony


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Pancho Villa 7 years ago Author

Thanks Tony, I just had to get that off my chest. Its been bugging me for a while now.

Keep the faith


issues veritas 7 years ago

Pancho

I can understand getting it off your chest, but I have no idea how you picked the title to reflect the body of this hub.

The US adopted many of the quirks and laws based on the Puritans. Many still exist to this day.

As far as bible breaking, it should apply to both parties, as they both have had their failure to follow it. Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards, JFK, Bill Clinton, Senator Ted Kennedy and the list goes on.

It was the Democrats that decided not to have a woman president. Hillary is far more qualified than Obama in every aspect. Especially, knowing what is like to be a woman in a man's world.

If you are going to register as a voter, then vote for the best person for the job, and not for the knee jerk party selected candidate. If that means crossing parties then that is the intelligent vote. Voting Row A or Row B is not intelligent.

 


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Ivan the Terrible 7 years ago from Madrid

Well, I am no fan of the right wing and in Spain we have our own versions, which are based upon both your Republican party as well as national socialist parties of the 1930's.  I stick with left-wing socialists because they don't care if you want to be religious or not, just as long as you don't force them to follow any particular religion.  Indeed they just don't follow any at all, leaving that to individuals.

But most of all I like the health care, unemployment, retirement benefits most of all.  Actually many of those laws were enacted un Franco, a right-wing despot, but they were good ideas then and remain so now that Spain is under a left-wing government.


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Chef Jeff 7 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Religion should be kept personal and kept out of politics. The same rights that keep government and religion work two ways, keeping government out of religion and religion out of government.

As far as I'm concerned, since the first African set foot on this continent the sociological mixture of America also included Islam, which was the first religion of the Africans brought here in slavery.

Cheers!

Chef Jeff


VivekSri 6 years ago

That was some was some flattering and intriguing info on your hub. Thanks for sharing.

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