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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jesus Land

His truth is marching least in the hearts of 372 members of Congress.


At 6:14 AM, Blogger Number Three said...

Busted link!

At 6:51 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Damn! I already fixed it once. Now it's working, and points to a different site that I hope is stable.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

Erm. . . , and how exactly is that different from the dozens of other BS resolutions that get introduced in Congress and other single state legislature on a pretty much daily basis?

Mrs. TMcD once spent several months writing those things for the leg in TN. This one seemed less flowery than most. I could also relate the story of the resolution involving campus trash (complete with diarama) that got introduced in a certain faculty senate I know.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Paul said...

If you think that the Christian fundamentalist movement, which teaches that there should be no wall separating (the Christian Protestant) Church and State, is just a fringe movement that is going no where soon or that it is even going away, then I can understand why you might think that this resolution is just the run of the mill harmless BS pushed onto us by Bill O'Reilly and his ilk. On the other hand, if you think that the Christian fundamentalist movement has a staying power that has the potential to inflict significant mischief upon our political system, then this resolution is a troubling part of a larger trend.

I am in the latter camp.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

Paul, my point is that such resolutions are almost always just meaningless feel-good symbolism with absolutely no policy effect whatsoever. It might as well have been a tribute to Barney the Bush family dog. I'm sure there are evangelicals out there made happy by this, but why should I really care when it's just one drop in a sea of insignificant inanity, the kind of utterly routine inanity that every legislature in the country has practiced for generations as a form of low-impact constituency suck-uppery.

Plus, if you want to know what the real driver of our right-wing politics over the last generation has been, my money is still on the libertarians, not the theo-cons. Look at Huckabee. His views on evolution will have no impact. But his endorsement of that "Fair Tax" bullshit scam!? That may go somewhere. (True, it was invented by Scientologists as the fiscal counterpart to the e-meter, but it's the rank-and-file GOPers who lap that crap up.)


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