That good old government God guy showed up once again as predicted at the recent GOP presidential primary debates.
You know; the invisible man who lives in the sky; the man that created the cosmos, the entire universe of existence, all the galaxies, the stars, our solar system, planet Earth and all its myriad forms of life – that man in the heavens who created humans to look, think and act just like him – the guy in the sky who wants to govern everything and everyone all the time through His Earthly representatives in the Republican party.
That’s right. Most of the GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls fervently embrace that good old government God guy. They believe everything they read in the Bible literally. If they had their way that Bible would be added to the federal statute books as well as the laws of all the fifty states. They want an American government God. That concept scares the daylights out of the average American voter, me included.
Consider Dr. Ben Carson, for example. He wants to be President of the United States. He declared to the nation his sincere belief that Americans should be taxed just like God taxed His chosen people in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible:
“What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I’ve advocated is based on tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy… And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn’t matter how much you make. If you’ve had a bumper crop, you don’t owe me triple tithes. And if you’ve had no crops at all, you don’t owe me no tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about that.”
Mind you; this is the famous neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson talking; the scientist; the man who successfully separated Siamese twins conjoined at the head. Yet his political thinking is mired in a superstitious religious culture of 4000 years ago. He actually thinks that his God is a guy – a pretty fair guy. That boggles my mind.
Look at Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. He’s a nice fellow, but a diehard GOP evangelical religious extremist. He wants a federal constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage and another one banning abortions. These are just two of his extreme policy positions that scare the crap out of most reasonable people.
“I’ve actually taken the position that’s bolder than that,” said Gov. Huckabee. “A lot of people are talking about defunding Planned Parenthood, as if that’s a huge game changer. I think it’s time to do something even more bold. I think the next president ought to invoke the Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the constitution now that we clearly know that that baby inside the mother’s womb is a person at the moment of conception.”
“And, this notion that we just continue to ignore the personhood of the individual is a violation of that unborn child’s Fifth and 14th Amendment rights for due process and equal protection under the law,” concludes Huckabee. “It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be pro-life and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.”
How about that? According to Mike, every fertilized egg should have all the same constitutional protections and legal rights as the woman whose womb it has been planted within, whether intentionally or not. Every fertilized egg is the government’s business, says Huckabee.
Yes, the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being. Oh, no! That good old government God guy in the sky is the man who decides. That’s why, if the GOP nominates someone like Carson or Huckabee, they’re going to lose big in 2016.
It’s that good old government God guy's fault.