Christian Extremist Lawmakers Form A New Caucus Dedicated To Republican Jesus
by CHARLES TOPHER –
As national support for the Tea Party crumbles, the Christian right has been scrambling for new ways to infiltrate government and inject it with religious extremism. The formation of the Appeal To Heaven national caucus may be just the answer they’re looking for.
The new alliance, complete with nutjobs from 18 states, may prove to be more dangerous than the Tea Party. Republican state lawmakers have proven themselves effective at enacting archaic laws when it comes to women’s reproductive rights, so called “religious freedom” acts that are nothing but legalized discrimination and redistricting gerrymandered pools of guaranteed GOP wins.
At a time when the country is finally seeing the light, denouncing the Republican Party for its lack of intelligence, the far-right is banding together to mobilize what power it has in states where progressives are few and far between, and bastions of 1862 values can form unabated.
The movement has already adopted its own version of a Revolutionary War flag, much like the Tea Party did with the now infamous Gadsen flag, a symbol of hope and freedom they’ve managed to turn into a snot rag synonymous with a lack of intelligence. The “Liberty Tree flag,” a single green tree on a field of white with the words “An Appeal To Heaven,” was adopted by the colonists as a show of solidarity and resistance after the King depleted the abundant quantity of giant white pines in the original colonies to near-extinction for ship building.
Now that once heralded sign will become the mark of the dense. It will fly along the yellow of the Gadsden, letting passersby know “an idiot lives here.”
Appeal to Heaven wasted no time in announcing their manifesto, which is little more than what you’d expect from the status quo Tea Partier, guaranteeing that they will govern only by the constitution using federalist ideals, making sure the will of God drives their every move, in direct violation of the constitution they vow to defend. Yet another vicious circle of hypocrisy, their “mission” states:
ATH exists to honor the Lord by networking elected officials who are believers in Jesus Christ, who regularly attend and display a commitment to an evangelical, Gospel-centered church and who will commit to live and govern based on biblical, constitutional and Federalist principles.
Oh good. In other words, they care not about reality, science, or your rights; they will govern according to Leviticus and cast all the sinners into the pits of hell from the religious pulpits of their state houses, where religious pulpits are forbidden. According to their website, the new holier than thou caucus seeks to govern by these principles:
- Individuals have the right to worship God freely without the threat of government intrusion.
- Marriage was created by God as the union of one man and one woman for life as the basic building block of society.
- Life begins at conception and should be protected.
- Taxes should be levied only to support essential functions of government that individuals cannot do for themselves.
- The traditional, regressive income and property taxes should be replaced with a fair, sales-based tax model.
Imagine that. All the crazy and the fiscal rhetoric of hating the poor and giving more to the rich to boot. Christian extremists are so much fun to chuckle at. Of course no new tribe of lunatic Christians would be complete without the obligatory plug for the 10th amendment:
“’The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’ The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was intended to restrict the overreach of the Federal Government. State governments must restore their proper role and function as ‘laboratories of democracy.’”
No mention of that 14th amendment that says a constitutionally protected right in one state is protected in all states. Nope, if the zealots from Mississippi decide to outlaw gay marriage, that’s their right. They’re defenders of at least 3 paragraphs and 2 amendments of the United States Constitution dontcha know, and even though article 3 section 2 gave power to the Supreme Court to declare marriage equality a thing and to give women the right to choose what happens to their body, these defenders of your freedoms, (as long as their version of Jesus agrees) will be sure your right to be an idiot is guaranteed in 18 states across the country.
Good news, they’re hiring! The website is looking for people worthy of governing by their ridiculous standards. All you need is that Michele Bachmann crazy-eyed look and you, too, could be the recipient of a campaign coffer and your very own version of America that loons like you can look forward to living in until the rapture cometh.
Hopefully that happens soon and these morons disappear. They really are becoming quite tiresome.
Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info