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As Americans take time to reflect on and celebrate the day the Founding Fathers declared the 13 colonies’ independence from what the they called English tyranny with flag waving, parades, and firework displays, a growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens’ freedoms and expressing their desire to reinstate the same conditions that drove colonists to break away from England 237 years ago.

 

It is little surprise that those who most demand freedom and complain their liberties are being trampled asunder are looking to a repressive nation as a model to suppress other Americans’ basic rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, and in an affront to the nation’s founders are using religious grounds as a reason to attempt abolishing some Americans’ “freedom of speech” and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

 

So-called social conservatives love to wrap themselves in the flag and claim the Constitution as their own, and are wont to tout their man-god Ronald Reagan’s courage in standing up to the Soviet Union. However, now they are expressing unflagging support and glowing admiration for the former Soviet Union’s tyranny as the model they yearn to follow in preventing all Americans from exercising their Constitutional rights.

 

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law that imposes harsh fines on Russian’s who hold gay pride rallies or provide information about the gay community to the public. The President of the American Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, Austin Ruse, said “you admire some of the things they’re doing in Russia against propaganda,” and then complained bitterly that “you know it would be impossible to do that here in America.”

 

Later this summer, Ruse’s group will travel to Russia to commiserate, brainstorm, and swoon over Russian government officials and civic leaders to “let them know they do in fact have unwavering support among American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on social issues.” However, to be perfectly clear, the anti-gay crusaders support is over religious issues and not social issues that another group’s leader had no problem putting in stark terms.

 

Peter LaBarbera of anti-gay Americans for Truth About Homosexuality praised the Russian government’s crackdown on the “right of the people peaceably to assemble” and claimed the restriction on free expression and freedom of speech was warranted because Russians did not follow “America’s reckless and decadent promotion of anti-biblical ideologies.”

 

Another religious organization, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families is holding its international conference at the Kremlin’s Palace of Congresses in Moscow next year to bring together opponents of same-sex marriage and abortion to “redeem that building” in reverence of Russia’s “commitment to deep spirituality as a hope for natural family supporters from all over the world.” According to Roberta Sklar of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the American anti-gay activists “have lost their footing on U.S. soil and are trying to breathe life into a dying ideology abroad.

 

Sadly, anti-gay and anti-abortion activists have not lost their footing on U.S. soil and are, in fact, digging in with a rash of threats and proposals that demonstrate their ideology is not dying at home. In fact, after State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered Texas Republican attempt to pass Draconian anti-abortion and anti-women’s choice legislation, evangelical Governor Rick Perry went on the attack and let Texans, and all Americans, know that the very issues the Founding Fathers fought to enact and preserve for American posterity are under attack.

 

Perry transformed the meaning of the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, and assembly into “mob tactics, unprecedented anarchy, and breakdown of decency” to demonize opposition to imposition of bible-based edicts and justify taking action against Americans exercising their Constitutional rights. Perhaps evangelical Rick can travel to Moscow and get advice from Vladimir Putin on how to pass legislation to thwart free expression, assembly, and free speech he labels “anarchy” and “mob rule.”

As pointed out here Tuesday, Perry’s Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, reminded an interviewer on Sunday that there are already Texas laws to silence opposition; especially journalists. Dewhurst cautioned media that “we have a provision in our rules that if people do not deport themselves with decorum (read silence), I’m going to take action against them and imprison them up to 48 hours.”

 

Dewhurst’s threat is in line with new legislation Russian repressionist Vladimir Putin just signed into law and should be a wake-up call to Americans that religious extremists will, if given the opportunity, abolish Constitutional provisions the Founding Fathers insisted were part and parcel of being a nation of free people. Unfortunately for Americans, the push to thwart Constitutional freedoms is not limited to Texas.

 

During the campaign for the presidency last year, every major Republican candidate, including Willard Romney, signed on to the National Organization for Marriage’s pledge of allegiance and obedience to subvert the Constitution and any American who failed to adhere to the organization’s religious-based edicts. The signers pledged to enact a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, nominate U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges committed to reject the idea of a right to gay marriage, and establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate Americans who have been harassed or threatened for organizing, speaking, donating or voting for marriage and to propose new protections.

 

Although the entire NOM pledge is abhorrent, the last aspect poses the greatest danger to gay and same-sex marriage advocates. Anti-gay crusaders regard supporting marriage equality as harassment and a threat to their religious liberty, and a presidential commission empowered to “propose new protections” portends “crackdowns on gay rights supporters,” that, like Texas’s Lt. Governor’s threat, would mean imprisonment for Americans exercising their right of freedom of speech and peaceably to assemble.

 

It is possible America has faced home-grown threats to democracy in the past, but never to the extent the people are witnessing today. Freedom of speech and assembly are labeled “anarchy” and “mob rule,” journalists threatened with imprisonment by evangelical politicians, and opponents of marriage equality look with admiration to Vladimir Putin for clues on how to crackdown on gay rights in America.

 

There are two significant factors driving the elimination of democracy and constitutional rights; Republicans and religious extremists in the states, and if any American thinks the fascists will not enact crackdowns at the national level they are either blind or willing participants in what will be the end of democracy.

 

Republicans in states, with the blessing of the ALEC Supreme Court, have already taken major steps to eliminate voting rights, and in state after state women are being denied their right to reproductive health choices. Republicans are openly defying the Supreme Court’s gay rights decisions as “anti-biblical ideologies,” and using religious language to force women into becoming perpetual birth machines.

 

Americans should enjoy Independence Day, and likely one or two will reflect on the freedoms the Founders fought to provide for future generations of Americans. However, with conservatives teaching America’s students revisionist religious history, transform freedom of speech and assembly into “anarchy” and “mob rule,” and “social conservatives” seek Russian guidance to crackdown on liberty, the freedoms Americans once enjoyed will only be a reflection.

 

Sadly, while the people wave their flags, watch fireworks, and attend parades, Republicans and “social conservatives” are hard at work assaulting liberty with impunity. Happy Fourth of July.

 

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I hope there are enough people with sense left in this country to wake up and stand up to these America-hating bastards described above. Religion has been responsible for more hate, more death, more restriction of freedom than any political party anywhere at any time. These people fear freedom. They fear freedom of speech. They fear critical thinking. Because things like that keep them from creating an autocratic dictatorship that would put everyone in his place -- blacks in the back of the bus, out of white schools, out of voting booths. Whites would once again fear to be different, to express non-sanctioned opinion, as was true in the '50s, only with today's vicious invasive technology, a win on their part would mean the destruction of freedom on a scale that would make Orwell turn over in his grave.

 

I would rather the country be owned by industry, for all they are interested in is money and aren't against freedom. These religious Nazis want control over every aspect of people's lives, as they so strongly have asserted in the above article. I don't think there will be violence between left and right, but between people who want to be free and people who don't want them to have any freedom. Already, these people are calling on people to ignore Court rulings they don't like -- in other words, to ignore and break the law. That flies right in the face of what this country is, and that's a nation of laws.

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After Lincoln, a republican, freed the slaves, the democratic party persecuted the blacks for decades. Todays dems persecute them by taxing the ones who have jobs and keeping the rest forever on the dole. Obama has been horrendous for the blacks. The dems have conned the blacks into a lifetime of poverty. Black leaders play the race card while raking in the money. Very sad what the democratic party has done to the blacks since the civil war.

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As Americans take time to reflect on and celebrate the day the Founding Fathers declared the 13 colonies’ independence from what the they called English tyranny with flag waving, parades, and firework displays, a growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens’ freedoms and expressing their desire to reinstate the same conditions that drove colonists to break away from England 237 years ago.

 

It is little surprise that those who most demand freedom and complain their liberties are being trampled asunder are looking to a repressive nation as a model to suppress other Americans’ basic rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, and in an affront to the nation’s founders are using religious grounds as a reason to attempt abolishing some Americans’ “freedom of speech” and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

 

So-called social conservatives love to wrap themselves in the flag and claim the Constitution as their own, and are wont to tout their man-god Ronald Reagan’s courage in standing up to the Soviet Union. However, now they are expressing unflagging support and glowing admiration for the former Soviet Union’s tyranny as the model they yearn to follow in preventing all Americans from exercising their Constitutional rights.

 

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law that imposes harsh fines on Russian’s who hold gay pride rallies or provide information about the gay community to the public. The President of the American Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, Austin Ruse, said “you admire some of the things they’re doing in Russia against propaganda,” and then complained bitterly that “you know it would be impossible to do that here in America.”

 

Later this summer, Ruse’s group will travel to Russia to commiserate, brainstorm, and swoon over Russian government officials and civic leaders to “let them know they do in fact have unwavering support among American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on social issues.” However, to be perfectly clear, the anti-gay crusaders support is over religious issues and not social issues that another group’s leader had no problem putting in stark terms.

 

Peter LaBarbera of anti-gay Americans for Truth About Homosexuality praised the Russian government’s crackdown on the “right of the people peaceably to assemble” and claimed the restriction on free expression and freedom of speech was warranted because Russians did not follow “America’s reckless and decadent promotion of anti-biblical ideologies.”

 

Another religious organization, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families is holding its international conference at the Kremlin’s Palace of Congresses in Moscow next year to bring together opponents of same-sex marriage and abortion to “redeem that building” in reverence of Russia’s “commitment to deep spirituality as a hope for natural family supporters from all over the world.” According to Roberta Sklar of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the American anti-gay activists “have lost their footing on U.S. soil and are trying to breathe life into a dying ideology abroad.

 

Sadly, anti-gay and anti-abortion activists have not lost their footing on U.S. soil and are, in fact, digging in with a rash of threats and proposals that demonstrate their ideology is not dying at home. In fact, after State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered Texas Republican attempt to pass Draconian anti-abortion and anti-women’s choice legislation, evangelical Governor Rick Perry went on the attack and let Texans, and all Americans, know that the very issues the Founding Fathers fought to enact and preserve for American posterity are under attack.

 

Perry transformed the meaning of the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, and assembly into “mob tactics, unprecedented anarchy, and breakdown of decency” to demonize opposition to imposition of bible-based edicts and justify taking action against Americans exercising their Constitutional rights. Perhaps evangelical Rick can travel to Moscow and get advice from Vladimir Putin on how to pass legislation to thwart free expression, assembly, and free speech he labels “anarchy” and “mob rule.”

As pointed out here Tuesday, Perry’s Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, reminded an interviewer on Sunday that there are already Texas laws to silence opposition; especially journalists. Dewhurst cautioned media that “we have a provision in our rules that if people do not deport themselves with decorum (read silence), I’m going to take action against them and imprison them up to 48 hours.”

 

Dewhurst’s threat is in line with new legislation Russian repressionist Vladimir Putin just signed into law and should be a wake-up call to Americans that religious extremists will, if given the opportunity, abolish Constitutional provisions the Founding Fathers insisted were part and parcel of being a nation of free people. Unfortunately for Americans, the push to thwart Constitutional freedoms is not limited to Texas.

 

During the campaign for the presidency last year, every major Republican candidate, including Willard Romney, signed on to the National Organization for Marriage’s pledge of allegiance and obedience to subvert the Constitution and any American who failed to adhere to the organization’s religious-based edicts. The signers pledged to enact a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, nominate U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges committed to reject the idea of a right to gay marriage, and establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate Americans who have been harassed or threatened for organizing, speaking, donating or voting for marriage and to propose new protections.

 

Although the entire NOM pledge is abhorrent, the last aspect poses the greatest danger to gay and same-sex marriage advocates. Anti-gay crusaders regard supporting marriage equality as harassment and a threat to their religious liberty, and a presidential commission empowered to “propose new protections” portends “crackdowns on gay rights supporters,” that, like Texas’s Lt. Governor’s threat, would mean imprisonment for Americans exercising their right of freedom of speech and peaceably to assemble.

 

It is possible America has faced home-grown threats to democracy in the past, but never to the extent the people are witnessing today. Freedom of speech and assembly are labeled “anarchy” and “mob rule,” journalists threatened with imprisonment by evangelical politicians, and opponents of marriage equality look with admiration to Vladimir Putin for clues on how to crackdown on gay rights in America.

 

There are two significant factors driving the elimination of democracy and constitutional rights; Republicans and religious extremists in the states, and if any American thinks the fascists will not enact crackdowns at the national level they are either blind or willing participants in what will be the end of democracy.

 

Republicans in states, with the blessing of the ALEC Supreme Court, have already taken major steps to eliminate voting rights, and in state after state women are being denied their right to reproductive health choices. Republicans are openly defying the Supreme Court’s gay rights decisions as “anti-biblical ideologies,” and using religious language to force women into becoming perpetual birth machines.

 

Americans should enjoy Independence Day, and likely one or two will reflect on the freedoms the Founders fought to provide for future generations of Americans. However, with conservatives teaching America’s students revisionist religious history, transform freedom of speech and assembly into “anarchy” and “mob rule,” and “social conservatives” seek Russian guidance to crackdown on liberty, the freedoms Americans once enjoyed will only be a reflection.

 

Sadly, while the people wave their flags, watch fireworks, and attend parades, Republicans and “social conservatives” are hard at work assaulting liberty with impunity. Happy Fourth of July.

 

 

 

What's sad is the power grab by the people who are meant to protect the American citizen! Your union cops!! Where is the outrage of the guy getting arrested

for using his 1st amendment right?

 

 

1. Where was the obstruction of justice?

2. Why didn't the cops order the guy to secure his dog?

 

You bitch and complain about Christians, yet cannot see the forest for the trees!

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What's sad is the power grab by the people who are meant to protect the American citizen! Your union cops!! Where is the outrage of the guy getting arrested

for using his 1st amendment right?

 

 

1. Where was the obstruction of justice?

2. Why didn't the cops order the guy to secure his dog?

 

You bitch and complain about Christians, yet cannot see the forest for the trees!

 

The only b*tching is about Chrisitians who want to make this a Christian theocracy, to force others to live the way they -- the theocratic Christians -- want them to live. But isn't that the same as gays "forcing gay marriage down our throats?" They could not be more different. Gays getting married does nothing to anyone else, any more than what I choose for dinner at a restaurant affects any of the other customers. But certain Christians, if they had their way, would tell us that we must worship, how and when to perform that worship, what kind of sex we can have, who can have it. Some of them would tell us we cannot use birth control, they'd take over the entertainment industry (a legal business, which is a term cons like to throw around) and make the old National Board of Review seem like kids playing cops and robbers by contrast, re-institute capital punishment for every offense the Bible prescribes, and that's hundreds of kinds of offenses. You see the difference?

 

The Christians I like are ones who live and show their faith by example, by the way they live, not by trying to legislate their beliefs and MAKE others live like them.

 

Tell me if you agree with what these "Christians" have to say:

 

"With all due respect to those dear people, my friend, God Almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew." Bailey Smith

 

"Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office." Beverley LaHaye Concerned Women for America

 

"The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant–baptism and holy communion–must be denied citizenship." Gary North Institute for Christian Economics

 

"I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." George Bush, Senior

 

"When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data." Henry Morris, Founder, Institute for Creation Research

 

 

"We had lost the fight for the preservation of the white race until God himself intervened in earthly affairs with AIDS to rescue and preserve the white race that he had created.... I praise God all the time for AIDS."

"AIDS is a racial disease of Jews and [African-American slur]s, and fortunately it is wiping out the queers. I guess God hates queers for several reasons. There is one big reason to be against queers and that is because every time some white boy is seduced by a queer into becoming a queer, means his white bloodline has run out." White Supremecist JB Stoner

 

 

"The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ." James Kennedy
Center for Reclaiming America

 

"We don't have to protect the environment, the Second Coming is at hand."* James Watt Secretary of the Interior, in charge of US environmental policy under Ronald Reagan

 

"We are to make Bible-obeying disciples of anybody that gets in our way." Jay Grimstead Coalition on Revival

 

"Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade-school classes that teach our children that cannibalism, wife-swapping and murder of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior." Jessie Helms Senator, North Carolina, 1973 - 2003

 

"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that. Also, will they believe what the Media says, considering that its aim is to steal, kill, and destroy?

"Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest." Jimmy Swaggart Jimmy Swaggart MInistries

"Nobody has the right to worship on this planet any other God than Jehovah. And therefore the state does not have the responsibility to defend anybody's pseudo-right to worship an idol." Joseph Morecraft Chalcedon Presbyterian Church

"I would like to outlaw contraception...contraception is disgusting – people using each other for pleasure." Joseph Scheidler Pro-Life Action League

“George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States, he was appointed by God.” Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin

"[Planned Parenthood] is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism – everything that the Bible condemns." Pat Robertson Christian Coalition

"Causes of homosexuality include: 'sex with animals'"*

"Unless we get medically lucky, in three or four years, one of the options discussed will be the extermination of homosexuals."

Paul Cameron

*Paul Cameron was discharged from the American Psychological Association, the Nebraska Psychological Association, and the American Sociological Association due to his unethical practices and biased research regarding Homosexuals; however his work is still referenced by many fundamentalist organizations as credible.

 

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."

"Our goal must be simple. We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on the ten Commandments. No apologies."

"I don't think Christians should use birth control. You consummate your marriage as often as you like – and if you have babies, you have babies."

"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed." Randall Terry Operation Rescue

"Atheistic secular humanists should be removed from office and Christians should be elected...Government and true Christianity are inseparable." Robert Simonds Citizens for Excellence in Education

http://adultthought.ucsd.edu/culture_war/the_american_taliban.html

 

These are the kind of Christians I b*tch about, because they want to take away my freedom as an American, as guaranteed by the Constitution. They have no regard for that document, for this nation or its laws.

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The only b*tching is about Chrisitians who want to make this a Christian theocracy, to force others to live the way they -- the theocratic Christians -- want them to live. But isn't that the same as gays "forcing gay marriage down our throats?" They could not be more different. Gays getting married does nothing to anyone else, any more than what I choose for dinner at a restaurant affects any of the other customers. But certain Christians, if they had their way, would tell us that we must worship, how and when to perform that worship, what kind of sex we can have, who can have it. Some of them would tell us we cannot use birth control, they'd take over the entertainment industry (a legal business, which is a term cons like to throw around) and make the old National Board of Review seem like kids playing cops and robbers by contrast, re-institute capital punishment for every offense the Bible prescribes, and that's hundreds of kinds of offenses. You see the difference?

 

The Christians I like are ones who live and show their faith by example, by the way they live, not by trying to legislate their beliefs and MAKE others live like them.

 

Tell me if you agree with what these "Christians" have to say:

 

"With all due respect to those dear people, my friend, God Almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew." Bailey Smith

 

"Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office." Beverley LaHaye Concerned Women for America

 

"The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant–baptism and holy communion–must be denied citizenship." Gary North Institute for Christian Economics

 

"I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." George Bush, Senior

 

"When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data." Henry Morris, Founder, Institute for Creation Research

 

 

 

 

 

"We don't have to protect the environment, the Second Coming is at hand."* James Watt Secretary of the Interior, in charge of US environmental policy under Ronald Reagan

 

"We are to make Bible-obeying disciples of anybody that gets in our way." Jay Grimstead Coalition on Revival

 

"Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade-school classes that teach our children that cannibalism, wife-swapping and murder of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior." Jessie Helms Senator, North Carolina, 1973 - 2003

 

"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that. Also, will they believe what the Media says, considering that its aim is to steal, kill, and destroy?

"Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest." Jimmy Swaggart Jimmy Swaggart MInistries

"Nobody has the right to worship on this planet any other God than Jehovah. And therefore the state does not have the responsibility to defend anybody's pseudo-right to worship an idol." Joseph Morecraft Chalcedon Presbyterian Church

"I would like to outlaw contraception...contraception is disgusting – people using each other for pleasure." Joseph Scheidler Pro-Life Action League

“George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States, he was appointed by God.” Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin

"[Planned Parenthood] is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism – everything that the Bible condemns." Pat Robertson Christian Coalition

"Causes of homosexuality include: 'sex with animals'"*

"Unless we get medically lucky, in three or four years, one of the options discussed will be the extermination of homosexuals."

Paul Cameron

*Paul Cameron was discharged from the American Psychological Association, the Nebraska Psychological Association, and the American Sociological Association due to his unethical practices and biased research regarding Homosexuals; however his work is still referenced by many fundamentalist organizations as credible.

 

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."

"Our goal must be simple. We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on the ten Commandments. No apologies."

"I don't think Christians should use birth control. You consummate your marriage as often as you like – and if you have babies, you have babies."

"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed." Randall Terry Operation Rescue

"Atheistic secular humanists should be removed from office and Christians should be elected...Government and true Christianity are inseparable." Robert Simonds Citizens for Excellence in Education

http://adultthought.ucsd.edu/culture_war/the_american_taliban.html

 

These are the kind of Christians I b*tch about, because they want to take away my freedom as an American, as guaranteed by the Constitution. They have no regard for that document, for this nation or its laws.

With the exception of Bush, I never heard of any of those idiots. How man of those quotes directly affected you?

I know none of them affected me!

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As Americans take time to reflect on and celebrate the day the Founding Fathers declared the 13 colonies’ independence from what the they called English tyranny with flag waving, parades, and firework displays, a growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens’ freedoms and expressing their desire to reinstate the same conditions that drove colonists to break away from England 237 years ago.

 

It's the Democrat Party that wants the federal government to micromanage the smallest details and most important issues of Americans' lives by force of federal law under penalty of fine or imprisonment.

 

That's TYRANNY, moonbat.

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As Americans take time to reflect on and celebrate the day the Founding Fathers declared the 13 colonies’ independence from what the they called English tyranny with flag waving, parades, and firework displays, a growing segment of the population are exploring new ways to subvert other citizens’ freedoms and expressing their desire to reinstate the same conditions that drove colonists to break away from England 237 years ago.

 

It is little surprise that those who most demand freedom and complain their liberties are being trampled asunder are looking to a repressive nation as a model to suppress other Americans’ basic rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, and in an affront to the nation’s founders are using religious grounds as a reason to attempt abolishing some Americans’ “freedom of speech” and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

 

So-called social conservatives love to wrap themselves in the flag and claim the Constitution as their own, and are wont to tout their man-god Ronald Reagan’s courage in standing up to the Soviet Union. However, now they are expressing unflagging support and glowing admiration for the former Soviet Union’s tyranny as the model they yearn to follow in preventing all Americans from exercising their Constitutional rights.

 

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law that imposes harsh fines on Russian’s who hold gay pride rallies or provide information about the gay community to the public. The President of the American Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, Austin Ruse, said “you admire some of the things they’re doing in Russia against propaganda,” and then complained bitterly that “you know it would be impossible to do that here in America.”

 

Later this summer, Ruse’s group will travel to Russia to commiserate, brainstorm, and swoon over Russian government officials and civic leaders to “let them know they do in fact have unwavering support among American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on social issues.” However, to be perfectly clear, the anti-gay crusaders support is over religious issues and not social issues that another group’s leader had no problem putting in stark terms.

 

Peter LaBarbera of anti-gay Americans for Truth About Homosexuality praised the Russian government’s crackdown on the “right of the people peaceably to assemble” and claimed the restriction on free expression and freedom of speech was warranted because Russians did not follow “America’s reckless and decadent promotion of anti-biblical ideologies.”

 

Another religious organization, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families is holding its international conference at the Kremlin’s Palace of Congresses in Moscow next year to bring together opponents of same-sex marriage and abortion to “redeem that building” in reverence of Russia’s “commitment to deep spirituality as a hope for natural family supporters from all over the world.” According to Roberta Sklar of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the American anti-gay activists “have lost their footing on U.S. soil and are trying to breathe life into a dying ideology abroad.

 

Sadly, anti-gay and anti-abortion activists have not lost their footing on U.S. soil and are, in fact, digging in with a rash of threats and proposals that demonstrate their ideology is not dying at home. In fact, after State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered Texas Republican attempt to pass Draconian anti-abortion and anti-women’s choice legislation, evangelical Governor Rick Perry went on the attack and let Texans, and all Americans, know that the very issues the Founding Fathers fought to enact and preserve for American posterity are under attack.

 

Perry transformed the meaning of the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, and assembly into “mob tactics, unprecedented anarchy, and breakdown of decency” to demonize opposition to imposition of bible-based edicts and justify taking action against Americans exercising their Constitutional rights. Perhaps evangelical Rick can travel to Moscow and get advice from Vladimir Putin on how to pass legislation to thwart free expression, assembly, and free speech he labels “anarchy” and “mob rule.”

As pointed out here Tuesday, Perry’s Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, reminded an interviewer on Sunday that there are already Texas laws to silence opposition; especially journalists. Dewhurst cautioned media that “we have a provision in our rules that if people do not deport themselves with decorum (read silence), I’m going to take action against them and imprison them up to 48 hours.”

 

Dewhurst’s threat is in line with new legislation Russian repressionist Vladimir Putin just signed into law and should be a wake-up call to Americans that religious extremists will, if given the opportunity, abolish Constitutional provisions the Founding Fathers insisted were part and parcel of being a nation of free people. Unfortunately for Americans, the push to thwart Constitutional freedoms is not limited to Texas.

 

During the campaign for the presidency last year, every major Republican candidate, including Willard Romney, signed on to the National Organization for Marriage’s pledge of allegiance and obedience to subvert the Constitution and any American who failed to adhere to the organization’s religious-based edicts. The signers pledged to enact a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, nominate U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges committed to reject the idea of a right to gay marriage, and establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate Americans who have been harassed or threatened for organizing, speaking, donating or voting for marriage and to propose new protections.

 

Although the entire NOM pledge is abhorrent, the last aspect poses the greatest danger to gay and same-sex marriage advocates. Anti-gay crusaders regard supporting marriage equality as harassment and a threat to their religious liberty, and a presidential commission empowered to “propose new protections” portends “crackdowns on gay rights supporters,” that, like Texas’s Lt. Governor’s threat, would mean imprisonment for Americans exercising their right of freedom of speech and peaceably to assemble.

 

It is possible America has faced home-grown threats to democracy in the past, but never to the extent the people are witnessing today. Freedom of speech and assembly are labeled “anarchy” and “mob rule,” journalists threatened with imprisonment by evangelical politicians, and opponents of marriage equality look with admiration to Vladimir Putin for clues on how to crackdown on gay rights in America.

 

There are two significant factors driving the elimination of democracy and constitutional rights; Republicans and religious extremists in the states, and if any American thinks the fascists will not enact crackdowns at the national level they are either blind or willing participants in what will be the end of democracy.

 

Republicans in states, with the blessing of the ALEC Supreme Court, have already taken major steps to eliminate voting rights, and in state after state women are being denied their right to reproductive health choices. Republicans are openly defying the Supreme Court’s gay rights decisions as “anti-biblical ideologies,” and using religious language to force women into becoming perpetual birth machines.

 

Americans should enjoy Independence Day, and likely one or two will reflect on the freedoms the Founders fought to provide for future generations of Americans. However, with conservatives teaching America’s students revisionist religious history, transform freedom of speech and assembly into “anarchy” and “mob rule,” and “social conservatives” seek Russian guidance to crackdown on liberty, the freedoms Americans once enjoyed will only be a reflection.

 

Sadly, while the people wave their flags, watch fireworks, and attend parades, Republicans and “social conservatives” are hard at work assaulting liberty with impunity. Happy Fourth of July.

 

 

 

 

Never seen a more brainwashed moronic poster than Skewie....

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