Friday, October 21, 2016

Welcome to the Republic

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Separation between Church and State

Well, what's left of it. 

The United States of America was founded on solid principles of freedoms and rights. In the last 240 years, Americans have been pulled away from this foundation through lies and manipulation. Today, our Republic transformed into a democracy and now is an oligarchy.

A few Americans have taken up the mantle to return the pendulum to the other direction: back to a Republic. In this fight against a worldwide regime called Globalism, the people are standing up against tyranny. Here in the states, our fight has turned from Truth, Justice, and the American Way and into an unwavering theocracy.

A theocracy is a country that is ruled by religious leaders. Does that sound like Americans are being directed back to our founding principles of individual freedoms and rights? When we have politicians in congressional seats, governorships, or even on school boards directing our lives in accordance with their religious belief system instead of following the laws, we do not have a Republic.  

And, you cannot have it both ways.

We have politicians acting in the role of religious leaders who are taking away rights from the People, demonizing medical procedures, preferring one gender over another, and pushing one religion over everybody else.

Houston, we have a problem. Or should I say: Austin?

We have an alternative media that is chalk full of religious zealots that support these political maneuvers. God, this! Jesus, that! To convince listeners, readers, and fandom that if GOD is not placed back into politics and the public sphere that they are all going to hell! The demons will win!

What a bunch of crapola.

Evil happens when good men sit and do nothing. We have a whole bunch of do nothings in this nation. Only the brave are standing up against the Global takeover of the People’s resources and wealth.

God has nothing to do with it. God is the creation of the elite power structure to keep you all slaves. Mental slaves. Emotional slaves. Financial slaves.

I am wrong? Let’s talk this out… So Jesus came to Earth but there is hardly a record of him in ancient times to corroborate the Bible. If he was so groundbreaking wouldn’t everyone be writing about him, good or bad? The first stories of him were written decades after his supposed disappearance and in Greek, not in Aramaic. The Council of Nicea to formulate this newfound power base, I mean religion, did not convene until about 300 years later. Anyone who questioned or argued that Jesus was not divine was excommunicated or killed. The Bible was then created and we are not sure about where these texts derived from or who actually wrote them. Many texts are hidden in the bowels of the Vatican like many ancient manuscripts. Since then the Bible has been rewritten over 200 times. Women are often demonized in Biblical stories and/or made subservient to men.

Do I have that all straight?

When you add comparative mythology/religion into the mix you discover that older religions were stuffed into the Jesus story. The Bible is not original. The Bible steals from other cultures.

That is nothing new. Christians have been stealing pagan traditions for hundreds and hundreds of years. Christmas tree, anyone?

Then the New World was opened up to the peoples of Europe. Tired of the wars between feuding and feudal kings and lords as well as the tyranny of the Catholic Church, people moved away from that system.

Only to set up the exact same oppressive system here!

The Founding Fathers of the United States did not intend for any one religion to reign supreme in this new nation. As a nation that has people, cultures, religions, music and food from around the globe, we can never say we are for only one religion. It is impossible and frankly quite dishonest.

Why the United States of America is a Republic:

There’s a reason why the American founders created a republic, and not a democracy. Republics are the best form of government for protecting the individual from the tyranny of the majority. And there most certainly is a tyranny of the majority that always manifests in democratic style systems.

Here’s how it works: in democratic or republican systems, there is a kind of majority rule. In democracies, the 51% rules over the 49% and has total control. The 51% can do whatever it wants, because in democracies there are not structures in place to protect individual rights.

If 51% vote to steal your bike, you are without a bike. If 51% vote to kill you, you are out of a life. It does not matter if it is right or not, what the majority says is what happens.

A republic is different though, and it operates for the protection of the individual against the majority when they get out of control. It is very important to protect the rights of the individual in a political system, for that is how governments are limited in their power and scope.

Yet we have a religious caste who have separated themselves from the rest of America and voted in their like minded politicians to create this terrible imbalance. Due process has been replaced by bullying the People with Problem Reaction Solution:

  • Abortion laws to take away individual rights from women.
  • Drug testing laws to take away individual rights to the Fifth Amendment.
  • Laws that safeguard polluting corporations and neglectful employers against the health and safety of workers.
  • And, even laws to limit or take away social benefits from individuals even though the religious caste of politicians have moved all our industry and jobs to foreign shores, made higher education too expensive, and created wars to send young people to fight instead of maintain the infrastructure of our own country.
So the religious leaders masquerading as politicians have created poverty, destruction, and the murder of millions and millions of children with their righteous policies of war and conquest.

In this sense, religion has been used to overthrow the very foundations of our government. Treason comes in all forms: Globalism… and right is might. In 1776, our Founding Fathers threw off the yoke of religious based government. The divine right of kings was over.

Yet we have alternative media outlets screaming and yelling about abortion and how their religion is going to fix women… real good.

No abortion. No birth control… next women will have to sacrifice more of their rights for this man made religious cult. Then we won’t be able to own property, have a vote, or be educated at all.

What was that quote from Malala Yousafzai:

"The extremists were and they are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them," Malala said. "They are afraid of women, the power of the voice of women frightens them…”

We have that patriarchal fear in this country too.

The patriarchy is not dead. Patriarchy is when a family, group, or government is controlled by a man or a group of men. When men can do the same acts as women but women are scorned, given the blame, and yet men take none of the responsibility, then you have a patriarchy.

And I did not have to pour pig’s blood all over me in a vain attempt at menstrual reverie and call it art to do it either. I just looked up the definition in the dictionary. Drama queen not included.

If the religious right in this country really wanted to stop most abortions they could, right now, today. They could do it by following their own religious edicts and not by taking away anyone’s individual rights to do it.

Here’s how men could turn abortion around:

  • Abstain from sex, period
  • Do not have sex unless you and your mate want to create a zygote
  • If you have sex against your religious beliefs no matter if it is with a prostitute, one night stand, girlfriend, or wife, a condom must be used at all times
  • After you and your mate are done having children: have a vasectomy
  • When you get diagnosed with Erectile Dysfunction, refuse the little blue pill
In accordance with the conservative views on sex, marriage, and abortion, all men in this group should be adhering to the above rules. Men need to take responsibility for their actions and stop laying it at the feet of women.

If you aren’t abiding by your own religious mandates. then you cannot take the moral high ground on any type of reproductive procedure. A zygote is created with a sperm and an egg… a woman cannot have a child on her own. You are one half of your own problem.

Get a clue.

Conservative mandates and our Republican form of government do not mesh. Religious versus individual rights. In a Republic, an individual’s rights trump religious dogma. But the conservative values are to nullify individual rights and have been trashing our Bill of Rights on a regular basis:
  • Blanket law enforcement laws and militarizing police
  • Blanket intelligence laws; mass spying
  • Illegally invading sovereign countries; regime change
  • Drug testing for employees and food stamp recipients
So much for compassionate conservatives.

But today is about setting the record straight. The United States of America is not a conservative country. It is not a religious country. We are supposed to be a Republic, for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The god reference was taken out because it was placed in during the red scare of communism. It is not original to our pledge. So I leave it out because it is religious propaganda and against our founding principles.

A nation under One GOD, a candidate said… here’s what our Founders had to say about that:  

1. “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789

2. “Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

3. “We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition… In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, January 27, 1793

4. “The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.”
~John Adams, “A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America” 1787-1788

5. “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by Founding Father John Adams

6. “Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”
~Founding Father John Adams, “A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America” (1787-88)

7. “We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”
~Founding FatherJohn Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

8. “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, 1802

9. “In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is error alone that needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Horatio Spofford, 1814

10. “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

11. “I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, January 26, 1799

So the next time you want to throw the Constitution and Bill of Rights under the bus of the religious fervor, then you better get your facts straight.

The alternative right, right, conservative base, Christianity, and whatever else extreme views are out there to undermine the Republic, remember that the Founding Fathers are NOT on your side. You stand against the Republic when you lecture and promote your religion over American values and individual rights, if you agree with them or not… it is not for you to say.

From the Center, just one step to the Left… where common sense apparently still lives.