The Bible Has Dominion Over the Law in Sarah Palin’s America
When she’s not inciting violence, Palin is selling a manifestly incorrect distortion of the Constitution, which she invariably gets mixed up with both the Pledge of Allegiance and the song, “America the Beautiful”. Her goal is to create a Christian Nation, where the bible has dominion over the law.
A pause while the reader digests this salient fact about the GOP’s front-runner for 2012.
Perhaps it doesn’t really matter if Palin is so ignorant that she believes her own lies; perhaps the real issue here is that she is trying to sell Christian Nationalism. Lest you think I’ve been caught in a web of hyperbole best left to the Right, Palin actually used the words, “this is a Christian Nation” in describing the USA.
“”We hear of a judge’s ruling that our National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional,” said Palin. “I think we’ll be challenging that one.”….”God truly has shed his grace on thee — on this country,” Palin told the Women of Joy conference. “He’s blessed us, and we better not blow it.”
Without ever mentioning him by name, Palin also took aim at President Obama, repeating an often cited but incorrect claim that Obama said he believed that the U.S was no longer a Christian nation during a 2006 speech. “And then, hearing any leader declare that America isn’t a Christian nation and poking an ally like Israel in the eye, it’s mind-boggling to see some of our nation’s actions recently, but politics truly is a topic for another day.”
Palin used words from “America the Beautiful” to justify her statement that the National Day of Prayer is not uncontitutional. She then proceeds with her assumption that this is a Christian Nation, presumably also buttressed by “America the Beautiful”. The Right is being led down a path of treason by a woman who did not even know who the founding fathers were and clearly has yet to read the Constitution. How odd for someone who claims to love America and how scary for someone who sees herself fit to actually run this country.
It’s worth noting that Palin’s spiritual adviser also believes Palin was “mantled” by God to be the President of the USA. This is the same adviser who prayed for an opponent to get cancer and suggested Palin would get a career boost from an act of terrorism which would take McCain out, leaving Palin as President.
Now, when you place that in context with her attempt to create anarchy under a Democratic president, her close allegiance with the secessionist group the Alaska Independence Party, and the AIP’s ties with both militia movements and the KKK, a reasonable person is forced to doubt Palin’s good intentions toward this country.
Is Palin pallin’ around with treason? What exactly are her intentions? Palin’s ties with right wing extremist groups should give serious pause to all citizens. While it’s easy to dismiss her as “stupid” because she so clearly is willfully ignorant, being stupid does not mitigate one’s potential impact upon the political landscape of a country so devoid of authenticity that Hooters is a “family restaurant”.
In fact, it could be argued that there is no one so dangerous as a demagogue who combines ignorance with arrogance. In case you’re still not sold, allow me to softly whisper “W” in your ear, so as not to scare the rest of the world. Palin’s goal as a Christian Dominionist is to create a Christian Nation, where the bible has dominion over the law, hence the term “Dominionist”. The mere notion that the Republican Party would consider running such a dangerous person should be shocking. Instead, it’s par for the course for the Party who jumped the shark with W’s presidency and then swallowed water by giving an unvetted Palin the nod as Vice Presidential candidate.
If you’re not scared yet, you weren’t around during the Hunt for Gog.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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