Category Archives: Church/State Separation

Is the separation being bridged? Are those that don’t agree being told to sit down and shut up? Is religion being used to manipulate public opinion? Are religious tenets replacing government policies? Are government leaders wearing their religion on their sleeve and daring others to challenge them? When will first evangelist be appointed to the Cabinet of the president? When will the Cabinet be expanded to include the Department of Theology? Will the Cabinet be replaced by a political diocese? When will the requirements for the national judiciary require a degree in theology? How far is too far?

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

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Bad Deeds for 7-9-2010

A falsehood uncorrected may as well be truth.” – Elon Musk   Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member and Congressional Republican Want to Raise Taxes on the Poor While Providing Tax Cuts for the Super Rich – The Bush tax … Continue reading

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Where is the Right-wing Authoritarian Triad Taking Us?

This blog tracks where we are going by documenting the characteristic categories of the minority right-wing authoritarians (RWA) in the United States. The RWAs are part of our political system and are currently represented by the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, … Continue reading

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Right-wing Authoritarian Belief in Strict Punishment Produces Domestic Terrorists – Who’s Protecting America?

Within the Conservatives without Conscience, there is an extremist group – “The fringe of the fringe.” This group was raised within the ideal Strict Father Model and taught to accept authority without question. Their parental authority uses strong physical punishment to enforce what he believes is right. Their religious authority uses politics to create a culture war and identify the enemies of their imaginary theocratic America. Their media authority names their enemies and defines their failures. Their economic authority makes sure the religious and media authoritarians are funded even when they can’t make it on their own. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-30-2009

Mike and Sarah Palin are the far right of the far right. They hate what America is becoming – not like them. They want it back and if they can’t have it, no one can. If the can’t have it, they can’t wait for the apocalypse. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-8-2009

Texas Gov. Perry May Appoint Rightwing Extremist to Head State Board of Education – The Houston Chronicle reports Gov. Rick Perry is seriously considering nominating Cynthia Dunbar to lead the State Board of Education. According to the Houston Chronicle: In … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-22-2009

Cheney’s Speech Contained Misstatements – In a recent speech, Dick Cheney said that the techniques the Bush administration approved, including waterboarding — simulated drowning that’s considered a form of torture — forced nakedness and sleep deprivation, were “legal” and produced … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-18-2009

  Rumsfeld Sent Bush Top Secret Wartime Memos With Cover Sheets That Mixed Bible Scripture and Battle Photos – Top secret military intelligence briefings prepared by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and often hand-delivered to George W. Bush featured Crusades-like … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-12-2009

  Creationists Besiege Texas State Board of Education with Calls to Dumb Down Science Education in Texas Public Schools – As we mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the religious right has launched a new and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12/8/2008

TX SD 17: Joan Huffman Thinks Schools Have All The Money They Need – Joan Hoffman, who is running against Chris Bell in the runoff for the open seat in Senate District 17, doesn’t seem to have a clue about … Continue reading

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“You’re On Your Own” with John and Sarah

Senator Obama made the following during his acceptance speech on August 28, 2008: For over two decades, he’s [John McCain] subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy – give more and more to those with the most and hope that … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin, The New Leader of the Social Conservatives – Just What Do They Represent?

I’ve written about the teamwork of the neocons and social conservatives (also known as values voters) throughout this blog. I’ve attempted to explain what they want for this nation. This includes a single-party Republican state, violating human rights at every … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-3-2008

Sarah Palin Confuses Our Troops With the Blues Brothers: ” Our national leaders are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God” – Speaking before the Pentecostal church, Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Neocon Noble Lie – The Left is The Far Right

Another Neocon Noble Lie: As discussed throughout this blog, the philosophy of the neocons includes preemptive invasions to stop imaginary holocausts, manufacturing external threats (fear mongering about Iraq(?), North Korea(?), Iran(?) etc.) as needed and noble lies. All this to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-20-2008

FISA Bill Destroys the Fourth Amendment – Urgent Action Needed Now to Protect and Defend Our Constitution – Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley sees a “very frightening bill” in a “compromise,” just passed by the House, that would update the 1978 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-16-2008

Republicans Block Consideration of Medicare Bill – Republican senators blocked legislation Thursday that would trim payments to private health insurers serving people in Medicare and use the savings to raise reimbursement rates for doctors. The advocacy group AARP had lobbied … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-4-2008

U. S. Military Demonstrates Ray Gun Against Mock Peace Demonstrators – The Pentagon has been developing a raygun which can harmlessly repel enemies by causing a burning sensation in the top layer of the skin. The Air Force demonstrated the … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Know About John McSame (But Probably Don’t):

Who’s the Real Elitist with 10 Luxury Homes?   The following facts and their sources were compiled by MoveOn.org and are worth sharing. You will not hear about them through mainstream media and they should help with your decision on … Continue reading

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Our Congress at Work – They Can’t Fix National Problems, But They Can Do This …

Contrary to the whining of many, the United States was not founded by Christians or on Christian principles. As close as any of the Founding Fathers came to Christianity was George Washington who was a non-practicing Episcopalian. For the most … Continue reading

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The Bush Administration Aided by AEI, CSP and Pat Robertson’s Lawyers

I have written in several other articles about the neocons that make up a significant portion of those who contribute to the decisions Mr. Bush makes. Elsewhere, I have written about the right wing authoritarian (RWA) followers that make up … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Religious and Social Issues

Survey Results, Section 4 – RELIGION AND SOCIAL ISSUES The Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007, states, “About eight-in-ten Americans say they have no doubt that God exists, that prayer is an important part of … Continue reading

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230 Years of Fascination with Liberty – Are We About to Lose Her?

American’s have had a fascination with liberty for over 200 years and many of us have expressed how important it is to our way of life and warned us about protecting it: He that would make his own liberty secure … Continue reading

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Senator Barry Goldwater and John Dean Have Warned Us – Authoritarians Want to Control the Republican Party

In Power and Absolute Power – What Concerns Me Most, I stated, “Neither political extreme is good for Texas or the country, but the extreme we are headed for this time is a place our founding fathers knew well. They … Continue reading

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November 2006 – We Have Some Serious Choices to Make!   

We must chose … Between being feared as a warmonger nation and condemned around the world or regaining the respect of at least our allies. Between fighting the terrorist threat endlessly or winning it through an international law enforcement program and … Continue reading

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IRS Determines 58 Federal Law Violations during 2004 Campaign – Were Some by Christianists?

In February 2006, the IRS published the results of their review of reported violations of the Revenue Act of 1954 by organizations, including churches, whose tax exempt status prohibits their participation in or intervening in “(including the publicizing or distributing … Continue reading

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2006 Tax Cut Update – Evangelical Losses Even Larger

In a previous article based on a 1996 study by Pew Research, I stated, “In conclusion, the white evangelical Protestants get little return from the party they support. Money may not be what they are looking for, but mixing religion … Continue reading

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2006 Tax Cuts – What Did the Christianists Get for Their Support of the GOP?

On March 17, 2006, “The Decider” (President Bush II) signed a $70,000,000,000 (billion) tax cut passed by “The Follower” (Congress), which is trying to find another $23 billion for us – well some of us anyway. The table below, which … Continue reading

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Christian is to “Christianist” as Muslim is to Islamist – Religious Believers vs Religious Political Ideologues

Islamists and “Christianists” are a minority in their respective religions and use their religion to promote a political ideology. In an Andrew Sullivan article, Mr Sullivan suggests, “we take back the word Christian while giving the religious right a new … Continue reading

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Hijacking a Religion – Not Unique to Islamic Terrorists

The institutional Jesus of the Republicans has no similarity to the Gospel figure. Neither will any institutional Jesus of the Democrats.
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Justice O’Connor Blasts Republican Congressmen and Warns of Dictatorship

Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, attended a speech by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, at Georgetown University.  This speech was not available for broadcast, but Nina covered the high points.  Nina quoted Justice O’Connor: Attacks on the … Continue reading

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Federalism Undermined by Ideology – Are Fundamentalist Values Overriding States Rights?

In summary, membership changes in the Supreme Court, an uncompromising and partisan Congress, and the fundamentalist control of the Republican Party are abrogating states’ rights over moral issues that do not have the support of the majority of the voters. Continue reading

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Power and Absolute Power – What Concerns Me Most

During the last forty years, I transitioned from a Young Republican during the Vietnam War to a moderate-to-liberal independent during a time of increasing corruption in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. In both cases, I had/have … Continue reading

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Is The Fourth Branch of Government Closer to Its Goals?

Such opposition from within the conservative movement was all but unheard of before Miers was nominated. Continue reading

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21 Questions

What most citizens know about the separation of church and state will not help with this informative questionnaire.   If you just want to see the answers, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

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The WAWG Index

This index attempts to ‘measure’ the extent to which the list of 14 characteristics monitored by this blog apply to the United States over time.   The index will be determined monthly as a percent change from the previous month. … Continue reading

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Is a theocracy in our future?

There is almost a sense of righteous paranoia that fuels these individual movements. Continue reading

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Evangelicals vs. Secularists – What Would Our Founding Fathers Think?

What factors were driving our founding fathers when writing the Constitution?   One critical factor was taxation without representation.   However, they were also determined to establish the first secular state in a world of theocracies. What has happened since … Continue reading

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Historical Judicial Controversy – Now It’s Different

… open attack on the court system as a whole rather than any one issue … Continue reading

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