Monday, January 18, 2010

Jeremiah Gets The Constitution Wrong AGAIN

Ronald Reagan once said,

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

No more perfect time could that be realized than right now, when our leaders are moving us ever further toward total dependence on the government and away from our reliance upon God our Creator for our needs.

So I ask you, won't you pray for America, that the people of this nation would never forget that we are 'One Nation Under God.' That is how the founders of this country envisioned it when they drafted and signed the Constitution of this Republic.

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I took out the gratuitous link that shunted "pray for America" to an unhinged "one-world-order" screed. If you want it, you can get it via that first link. But, two salient points:

1) Jeremiah offers no objective evidence whatever in support of this "dependence on government" claim. Just a fellow Bible-thumping blog. Way to go, there.

2) I would refer Jer to the lowest common denominator of Internet references: Wikipedia. If he travels here and troubles himself to read the actual text of the original Constitution, he will realize - I hope - that the phrase "one Nation under God" not only conspicuously fails to appear, but that the sole reference to religion occurs in the signature line, in this form:
the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven
How a simple date citation in common usage at the time translates into reliance and endorsement of Jeremiah's preferred Big Dad In The Sky, I quite fail to see. Kind of like saying that your dating of the check on your latest Visa payment endorses the Mayan prediction regarding the 2012 end of the world.

But no doubt Jeremiah is channeling Franklin and Jefferson and Adams and knows their hearts and minds to the full. Yeah, right. More like he's channeling Beck and Hannity and cross-spouting their sanctimony.

YO, Jer. We're tired of you second-guessing the Founders' intents to reinforce your own prejudices and narrow-minded thinking. Broad-minded people are taking back a broad-minded country, whether you like it or not, and we're going to work hard to marginalize your own frankly bigoted and stupid viewpoints and expose them for what they are.

2 comments:

Count Istvan said...

Jerry is yet another example of stunted growth in conservatives.

Count Istvan said...

I love how they always quote their God Ronald Reagan.

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