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February 26, 2012

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I think Franklin was an atheist and Washington and Jefferson were more deists than theists and not too fond of christianity.

The founding fathers tried very hard to ensure the seperation between state and religion. The declaration of independence is a secular document.

I think Blogger Brian is wrong when he says "Republicans want to establish a U.S. theocracy". Rank and file republicans aren't into that. Santorum seems to be, but he won't be the candidate. Romney, the likely candidate, has not expressed such views.

tucson, I was going to put "Republican presidential candidates..." at the start of the title to this blog post, but it would have made the title too long.

So I figured that the context of the post itself made clear that I was talking about the candidates. I agree that Romney isn't quite as overtly theocratic as the other Republican candidates, but there's some evidence that he leans that way. See:

http://hotspyer.com/2012/02/22/mitt-romney-opens-door-to-a-theocratic-agenda/

Churchless - are posts spilling over here from your political blog?

Well, since you bring the subject up, I'd helpfully point out that President Obama gave a National Prayer Breakfast speech a couple of weeks ago in which he said - "as a Christian" - that his drive for higher taxes on the rich “coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”

So wouldn't you say it's pretty clear that the current leader of the Democratic party already sees government as the instrument of sweet Baby Jesus here on earth?

Romney was quoted as saying: “You expect the president of the United States to be sensitive to that freedom and protect it and, unfortunately, perhaps because of the people the president hangs around with, and their agenda, their secular agenda, they have fought against religion,”

--I don't see that statement as promoting a religious theocracy. There is a secular agenda that would remove any trace of religion from public view like indecent exposure by a flasher in the park. Romney was addressing that kind of radicalism.

I can attest to the scariness of a theocratic state... in this case the state was Texas. My buddy and I decided to skip the obligatory baccalaureate service before graduation. It was hardly inter-faith in those days; more like hard-core Christianity with the faint smell of brimstone. My parents had to appear before the principal and beg, argue, and finally threaten before they allowed me to graduate.

Theocracy is superior to the rule of man; for it is God's rule of the earth that he created.

In the light of Deuteronomy 28 of the King James Version, and other scriptures, I advocate theonomy and theocracy.

Here is what Mitt Romney (33rd degree Freemason) wants to establish.

http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2226.cfm

Edward, I hope you're joking. But I'm afraid you're not.

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