Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The New Right Wants Our Laws to be Religulous
The Tea Party and ultra-conservatives appear to have taken over the Republican Party. Among several Republican leaders who have jumped the sinking ship, tired of their mutated party, our own Steve LaTourette, of the 14th Congressional District, has jumped as well. I did not always agree with him, but he was what I remember a Republican to be: a reasoned voice in opposition to many of my liberal beliefs. On June 28th, 2012, he was one of only two Republicans voting against the motion holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. A reasoned voice. The Republican Party today is on a mission to make their religious beliefs the law of the land. Separation of Church and State only applies to their unrealistic fear that Sharia Law will somehow be imposed by the current Muslim President, who, of course, was born in Kenya. But that imposition is exactly what they're working toward for their own beliefs, including those laws they've sponsored throughout the country restricting women's rights and endangering women's health. My wife asked me today: Where are all the liberal voices crying out against this unbelievable attack on women and Democracy? I hear some quiet voices...but it's time that we get loud before this gets any worse.