Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Your God Is Anti-American

According to Sarah Palin, she is putting this in God’s hands that the right thing for America will be done at the end of the day on November 4th.. I thought the US was a democracy, where the right thing is decided by voters, and not by God, the Supreme Court, Diebold, or Republican voter caging efforts. the answer is simple.
The US (or "America", as simple minded people refer to it, forgetting that it also applies to Mexico and Canada) is a democracy. If God as defined by Sarah Palin steps in, then He (or She) is definitely undemocratic. Therefore, if God is undemocratic, that would mean that God is anti-American.
Did conservatives think the hand of God was in play when Bill Clinton was elected? How about Congressional races, aren't they as important? After all, under the American system of government, the power to pass bills,override vetoes, and confirm political appointees is in the hands of Congress, unless you believe that Alberto Gonzales John Yoo crap about a unitary executive (neocon speak for a dictator).
If this all powerful God actually cares about the human politics, why does he only participate in the American elections? Couldn't, say, Hugo Chavez make the same claim, that God has chosen him?
This weekend, I spied amongst the clutter of political lawn signs a sign for the National Day of Prayer To End Abortion. This has been happening since Reagan and the Republicans used abortion as their ticket to the White House. Since then, neither God nor the Republican party has done a thing to bring an end to abortion. One can then only conclude that a) God and the Republican Party don't really care about abortion, b) once the Republicans actually eliminate abortion, they have no other way to grab the vote of the Christian Right ( I mean, the party of Lincoln hasn't been very adept at hanging on to the black vote) and c)only the truly politically jaded would invoke God's name for political gain as well as the truly politically naive would believe that God has a party preference.


Kvatch said...

...she is putting this in God’s hands that the right thing for America will be done at the end of the day on November 4th..

Absolutely freakin' AWESOME! Time to throw it right back in her face on the 5th. "So...Sarah...God's will right?"

Tom Harper said...

To answer your question: No. God only cares about America. Hence the divinely inspired song "God Bless America." Before the creation of America through His Divine Will (aka Manifest Destiny), the world was made up of heathen savages, and God didn't give a fuck about any of them. He still doesn't. He only cares about us.

Snave said...

This is one of your best posts ever, Lew. But that is coming from a baby-killing tree-hugging pinko socialist "Liberal"! Hehehehe

libhom said...

And people actually wonder why I think people should just say no to religion.

libhom said...

Religion has no legitimate role to play in politics.