More Thoughts on July 4 (Part 2 of 2)

by Kevin Bond Flickr/creative commons

by Kevin Bond
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Yesterday, Allen Clifton published, You Can’t Be Republican and a Patriot, very well enunciating many of the things I have tackled in my month-long series on the dangers of the religious right, including my post earlier today, especially for July 4.

It is worth a full read.

Republicans think they’re the real “patriots,” but they’re really not.

Clifton is not talking about GOP voters because conservatives, the religious right, consider these people as RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). He asks how “Republicans (especially tea party Republicans) consider themselves patriots?”

They have a general disdain for every liberal in the country. Meaning that they genuinely loathe over half of their fellow Americans. They don’t trust our government – at all. You know, the very same government that was setup and established by our Constitution. The same Constitution they claim to worship and love. In fact, they hate our government so much that they believe our Second Amendment gives them the right to bear arms just incase they need to overthrow our government. . .

[They] want to secede from the United States and they have a general disdain toward minorities, the poor, women, non-Christians, homosexuals and just about anyone and everyone who isn’t a straight, white Christian male. . .

I see a party that loves guns and hates our government – but neither of those really has anything to do with being patriotic. Many psychopaths love guns and Islamic terrorists hate our government. Does that make them patriots too?

. . . [You] can’t claim this nation was built on religious principles while championing “freedom.” Because religion isn’t “freedom,” it’s control. . .

In my opinion, Republican “patriotism” is built on an illusion of what they wished this nation was, but has never been. It’s all hype and propaganda driven by their warped belief of the values on which they think this nation was built, and the lies told to them by the right-wing media. Because at the end of the day, I’m not sure how you can call yourself a “patriot” if you clearly seem to hate almost everything this nation stands for and supports.

Tell me what you are going to do to stop them. At the very least, register and vote and make history, just like they did in 1816, when we purged 70% of House incumbents, also because of a gross conflict of interest.

For more . . .

 

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Thoughts on July 4 (Part 1 of 2)

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner is co-founder of VenusPlusX, and writes frequently on global sexual freedom, American fundamentalists exporting hate and homophobia, and grassroots activism.
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