Intellect vs. Christian Right: Who actually founded America
Republican candidates are again repeating the same false claim: That America was founded on Christianity, and that Biblical beliefs created America. They are wrong.
America was not founded on Christianity. It was founded on European Enlightenment philosophy designed by such "damn snob Europeans" as John Locke, Voltaire, and Montesquieu. And it was founded not by Christians, and certainly not by followers of Pat Robertson, but rather by "damn liberal intellectuals" such as Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin. It was called the last best hope for humanity for a reason: That in the darkness of Christian domination of Europe, a country was born that was not founded on Biblical supremacism but rather on reason and intelligence. And it is intelligence, and not Christianity, that made possible for America to rise as high as it did.
So it is about time that the Christian argument be put to rest. It has done nothing of any good to America or to anyone else for that matter. Instead its followers have done monumental injury to America - gutting its primary education system; defunding its academia to result in vast loss of competitiveness by its science; spreading rackets and lies all around the country; and doing away with all meaningful freedom in the Land of the Free.
What good has Christian Right done for America? All it knows to do is how to con people. Make people think that scientists are fools and sinners, and they in claiming such things while benefiting daily from science as do all Americans aren't. Make people think that there is some satanic "new world order" conspiracy running the world, when the term "new world order" was first used by Republican president George Bush Sr. to describe a world run by republican values - in his words, "by rule of law rather than by law of the jungle." Make people think that these are the end times, and that the disastrous climatic events we are seeing are not result of global warming, but end of the world or God's punishment for humanity - humanity here meaning the same liberal influence that knew about global warming and was desperately trying to tell people about global warming, and not the Christian Republicans who have denied it for this long.
What else? Use lies, fraud and corruption to impose upon America the puppet Bush Jr. regime - a Christian Republican government that, with Christian Republican Congress, put America extra $6 trillion in the hole and gave it its worst economic crisis since Great Depression. Now they are claiming that - what, it is the "damn liberal government" stealing taxpayer money? When they had the government for eight years with Bush and bloated its budget from $1.8 trillion that it was at the end of Clinton administration to $2.9 trillion that it was at the end of Bush. When "tax-and-spend" policies of Johnson, Nixon and Carter ended America with $1 trillion debt and the borrow-and-spend policies of Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. ended it with $11 trillion debt. When the only president in recent memory who gave America a balanced budget was Bill Clinton, and he was also the only president to successfully overhaul federal government to make it efficient and user-friendly - an accomplishment that was destroyed by Christian Conservatives as they blew a huge hole in the budget through their irresponsible tax cuts on super-rich while vastly increasing government spending.
How long can these people continue to lie and get away with it?
The solutions to problems caused by Christian Conservatives is not more Christian Conservatism. It is a radical break away from its ruinous dogmas and toward the real intelligence on which America is actually founded, and that has the means to solve all these problems. All of the problems of today are solvable with application of human intelligence. And it is only by embracing the same that America can resist sinking into darkness and become once again the last best hope for humanity that it was intended to be.
Most Recommended Comment
Vancouver, B.C., Canada