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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trying to Clarify for the Right

Dear Victims of the Right Wing Media,

Before you go to any more rallies or town hall meetings, there are a few things you should know.

I have noticed that most of you are tossing around several words that as Americans, we're all afraid of .You are getting together and claiming our elected President is espousing each of these mutually exclusive forms of government. Some of you are combining them creating powerful, yet impossible koans of political theory.

Lets start with the types of government from:

Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

Communism: a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

Republic: a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.

Democracy: government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

Theocracy: a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or deity's laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.

You'll note that I have included another term you might not know, like Theocracy. While most of you are yelling about being a Republic or Democracy and are most strongly against Socialism you are also spouting the rhetoric of a Theocracy. Theocracy is one of those things outlawed by our constitution. Under our Constitution, which most of you are yelling about defending, The United States of America can NEVER be a Christian Nation.

Examples of modern day Theocracies include:

The Vatican, Iran, Saudi Arabia, England, Norway, Israel, Nepal, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan (from wiki-answers)

Contrary to what you say, our country was not founded on Christianity, nor were many of our founding fathers Christian. Go ahead, look it up. You'll find many were Deists.

Deism: belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation.

Did you know Thomas Jefferson actually wrote and edited his own version of the Bible? For that matter, I am sure all of you know the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church? Protestantism didn't come around for another 1000 years. Evangelical and Baptists didn't exist before the 16th century.

Freedom of religion means any religion. under our Constitution Christians, Muslims, Jews and any other religion all have the right to exist without interference from our government . Here are the exact words of our first amendment ratified by congress on December 15 1791:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

All of you need to calm down and start doing your own research. Turn off the Radio and TV and think about what our Constitution means to EVERYONE.