C.S.A. [(Christian States of America) not Confederate] 2016/06/13
The first amendment to the US Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” The two parts, known as the “establishment clause” and the “free exercise clause” respectively, form the textual basis for the Supreme Court’s interpretations …
In the si fi movie “Escape from L.A.” the United States is a Theocracy with an ultra moral conservative President for life. L.A. has become a penal island separated from the mainland by a massive earthquake. It is forbidden to smoke, drink, eat red meat, be homosexual, and have pre-marital sex. The punishment for these offenses is exile to L.A., or you can repent and be executed by electrocution. This is of course a Hollywood movie but as the saying goes “todays’ fiction is tomorrows fact”.
The U.S. is the most Christian country in the world with the southeastern and southcentral states being the predominate area for Protestant Evangelism, the so called “Bible Belt”. The Republican Party is the party of choice for these Christians as it is the more conservative of the two major political parties in the U.S. Personally I find these “Bible Belt” Republican Politicians to be just about the largest congregation in North America if not the world. They cannot make a speech without invoking god at least a dozen times. About the only time they have god in their thoughts is on the campaign trail. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that when they go to church, if they go, it is only to keep in good standing with their constituents.
As I am writing this there has been another mass shooting in the states. This time a “Gay Bar” in Orlando Florida where a seemingly young radicalized Muslim walked into the bar in the wee hours of Sunday morning with an assault rifle he had legally purchased and opened fire. He managed to kill 50 people and wound another 53 before he himself was killed by the Police. This individual as on the “No Fly List” yet he could legally buy this weapon. Now for the next two or three weeks the hypocrites will be wringing their hands and offering their prayers and condolences to the victims and their families but nothing will be done to get stop the average citizen from walking into a gun store and buying and assault rifle with extended magazines. The reason they will give is “I need it to protect my family. Hell! Why stop with an assault rifle? Buy a .50cal. machinegun or better yet look around for a surplus tank that’s for sale.