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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Barry Goldwater warned us about these Mofos.

"Secular theocracy" is a bad thing says Mike Huckabee. I guess Huckabee was asleep in English class and missed the lesson on oxymorons.

Secular theocracy is a Frank Luntzian phrase - makes you sound smart to others - unless the others are smart. I want my POTUS to be smarter than me Huckabee. Epic fail.
“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
Huckabee is the guy who told me I have a bad character for wanting birth control covered by my medical insurance. HuckaJesus said good women with self control do not need "Uncle Sugar." In other words, he called me a slut and a prostitute because I do not have the same political and religious opinion he has. Religious authoritarians have very high standards - for others. I would rip his face off for a nickel. 

The Republican Conservative Barry Goldwater said this about folks like the Hucksterbee. Where are the sane Republicans? Come back, come back. Maybe they are all dead?
"Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.
The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom.... I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are?... I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of conservatism."
- Barry Goldwater, (1909–1998), five-term US Senator, Republican Party nominee for President in 1964*, Maj. Gen., US Air Force Reserves, author of The Conscience of a Conservative.