I won’t vote for Mitt Romney. Of course, I really can’t think of a Republican I could vote for, but this clinches it.
More prayer in schools?
“I know there are some people who would like to make this nation a secular nation, who want to take God out of everything that exists in this country,” Romney said. “They try to say it’s unconstitutional.”
Ummm…no, Mitt. No one wants to make this nation a secular nation. The reason for that is because it already IS a secular nation, you dumbfuck! “God” is not a part of the government. Never was, and hopefully never will be. Only people who have an inordinate need to believe in magic think that our government should not be secular, and now it seems that you are one of those. And people “try” (and succeed) to say it’s unconstitutional because, surprise, IT IS!
So, strike one.
Romney pointed to the Declaration of Independence, saying the document “points out that it’s God who gave us those rights in the first place.”
Ummm…no, Mitt. the Declaration does not point out that God gave us any rights. The best you can point to is:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by theirwith certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Creator, Mitt, not God. Spelled with a “c”. More than three letters. Count ’em. And they are endowed, not gifted. Creator was purposely used by Jefferson as an ambiguous and all-inclusive way of describing anyone and everyone’s sense of personal beginning. MY creator was my mom and dad. Period. My Creation, my Humanity, is what endows me with those unalienable rights. So no, no “god” gave me those rights, they are inherent in my participation in what we call the human race. That’s what Jefferson meant. You’re free to believe that some super-magical creature snapped his fingers and created you, and your magic underwear, and in the process gave you those unalienable rights, but please don’t say that the government has the right to make me believe that too, by forcing impressionable children to pray to your god. It actually contradicts the entire concept of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” when the government does that.
Romney told the audience at an Iowa plant that he believed there should be more prayer in schools and more “religious ornamentation” in the public square.
“I’m not looking for teachers to have prayer every day in the classroom but I do think at special ceremonies – graduation, football games and the like, that calling on our creator is a good idea,” he said.
No, Mitt. Why is a candidate for the Presidency of the United States even opining about school prayer? Exactly how will prayer in school make you a good President? It won’t. And what’s the difference between a prayer in a classroom and a prayer on the football field? There isn’t one. You’re simply pandering to the ignorant sensibilities of the voters, which is an incredibly cynical thing to do, and if I was a voter in Iowa (as I am in Pennsylvania) I would be insulted to think that you think I’m that dumb.
Strike three. You’re out, Mitt.