It Is Time For Americans To Declare Their Independence From GOP Religious Oligarchy

Whether one likes to admit it, or not, although it has been 200 years since a group of British colonists declared their independence from English tyranny, Americans are suffering corporate and religious tyranny that easily exceeds the so-called English tyranny that inspired the Declaration of Independence. Now, if America had stayed true to its Constitution, and the notion that government is supposed to work for “we the people,” there would be little wrong with this country, but as the people have witnessed firsthand over the past six-and-a-half years, Republicans are turning over the nation to two special interests; the rich and the religious. It further demonstrates, indisputably, that Republicans and their various conservative iterations hate everything about America, including its Constitution and it is why they have worked tirelessly to change the nation into a theocratic oligarchy. It is why Americans need to declare their independence again, from the rich and the religious, and reclaim the nation the Founding Fathers and Constitution’s framers put in place.

One of the primary sources of “tyranny” American colonists cited for declaring their independence from England was “taxation without representation,” and it is as true a complaint today as it was in 1776. Although all Americans pay taxes, regardless the cries of Republicans, the people lack representation in government because Republicans have fixed the system to work for the rich, corporations and banks, and religion; the population be damned. If, on the off chance, there is a Supreme Court ruling or government program allowed to stay in place according to the Constitution, Republicans go ballistic and it proves that they hate America; particularly the nation’s founding document, the Constitution.

The recent rulings by the conservative Supreme Court affirming that a legally-passed health insurance reform law is constitutional, and that the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equality and due process apply equally  to all Americans raised the ire of Republicans. The rulings incited such rage from anti-American and anti-Constitution Republicans that one Republican governor, Louisiana’s Piyush Jindal issued a call to abolish the nation’s High Court by defunding it out of existence. The rulings so irked the Canadian born Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, that after claiming it was the “darkest 24 hours in America’s history,” he called for a constitutional amendment subjecting Supreme Court justices to political elections because they adhered to the Constitution and not the bible and billionaire oil magnates the Koch brothers. It has to be noted that if the Founding Fathers intended America to be a Christian theocracy, or under control of the very rich and corporations, they would certainly have made that very clear in the nation’s Constitution but they did not.

A little over a year ago when a group of armed seditionists squared off to wage war on United States federal agents, Republicans rushed to the traitors’ defense and hailed them as true American heroes because they sought to start a revolution against the United States. The man behind the call to rebellion against America he says is illegal, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, announced two days ago that he gained the assurance of Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul that when he is president he will grant the state of Nevada its sovereignty. Apparently Paul also pledged that as president he would return ‘American‘ land to the states. It is noteworthy that states demanding sovereignty over America, and that ‘American’ land be ceded to those states are controlled by Republicans opposed to the idea of a federal government despite the creation of the government by the U.S. Constitution; a document Republicans hate with religious passion save the 2nd and 10th Amendments.

President Obama has said, on more than one occasion, that he believes Republicans love America and there may be some semblance of veracity to his assertion. However, the America they “love” is not the same America created by the nation’s founders; something the President must be aware of. It is true that Republicans have worked, in concert with the rich and religious, to fashion America into a theocratic oligarchy, and that since Ronald Reagan was president they have had a measure of success. However, a measure of success has never sufficed and the past six years have revealed they will never be satisfied until they have imposed absolute religious and corporate tyranny on “we the people.”

The true measure of their intent has been manifest since 2011 when Republicans gained control of the House and immediately began their corporate masters’ bidding to dismantle America’s government; particularly any part of the government intended to work for the well-being of the people. Oh, Republicans lied and claimed taking apart the government was borne of ‘fiscal responsibility,’ and cost-saving measures, but their true purpose they never concealed was to transfer the population’s wealth, and tax dollars, to the rich despite the protestations of the people. It was, and is, the epitome of taxation without representation that incited American colonists to declare their independence from England.

One hopes that today while Americans are celebrating the birth of the nation, and the Declaration of Independence, they will take the time to reflect on just how far the nation has drifted from the Founders’ “we the people” sentiment. The preponderance of Americans understand that this nation was not founded as a theocracy, or for the sole benefit for the very, very rich or their corporations. And yet although all Americans pay taxes, Republicans have not given the people representation in how their country is operated by any stretch of the imagination.

The Founding Fathers were explicit in creating the nation, and the Constitution, that government exists to serve the interests of the “we the people;” not churches, not banks, not corporations, and certainly not the very rich. It is high time Americans once again declare their independence, not from a foreign nation, but from Republicans Hell-bent on imposing religious and corporate tyranny on “we the people.” The only difference between American colonists in 1776 and Americans in 2015 is that instead of taking up arms against Republican religious and oligarchical tyranny, they will go to the ballot box to declare their independence. Happy Independence Day!

24 Replies to “It Is Time For Americans To Declare Their Independence From GOP Religious Oligarchy”

  1. Hoping, “we the people” can get a grip on these RW anti American, anti constitution perpetrators…..They are purposefully whipping the sheep up into a frenzy! Remember part of the Bundy klan murdered 2 law enforcement officers after the Bundy stand off, then threw down the Gadsden ( anti government ) flag!!
    With the recent SCOTUS rulings, anger could easily turn to violence.

  2. It was a big mistake to let the Bundy cult off like they did. They should have been given the chance to surrender and send out the women and children and then the whole rats’ nest should have been tear gassed. Letting a bunch of lawbreakers go without punishment just encourages more of these louts to do the same.

  3. everybody does need to get out & vote democrat in 2016….but i fear that the repugs know they can’t win via the ballot box & will be doing all they can to steal the election

  4. They’re all religious until the Pope tries to school them, then hes evil! They were promised a “revolution” by the teapukes and now they need it to happen for ’16 contributions. These fascists are not followers of Christ, but the very ones Christ warned us about.

  5. Republicans “Love” America in the same way Child Molesters “Love” children.

    When Rand Paul is President- another way of saying: Never.

  6. The “darkest 24 hours in America’s history”, Ted? Where were you on 9/11, vacationing in Canada?

  7. Thank you Rmuse for the posting. It states what I have been thinking for a long time now. My country is no longer the country my ancestors fought for and lost all they owned. The country where one of my ancestors melted down her pewter for bullets for the continental army, where the battle of Brandywine was fought back and forth over their land, destroying everything they owned. Forcing the family to go down the river on a raft finally settling in Ohio. No! this country is no longer that country, it is owned lock stock and barrel by the rich the super- duper right wing religious,and getting worse. no room any longer for one to disagree, one MUST follow or be eliminated.

  8. …I didn’t serve in the Navy so anti-American/anti-Christian hypocritical bastards {and bitches!!!} can destroy this country…

  9. Happy 4th of July especially to those that have to work 2 to 3 jobs just to survive. Know that we are fighting for you and trying to get money into your hands so you and your family can survive on 40 hours of work a week, so you can enjoy your freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness promised you.
    Happy 4th of July especially to those that are homeless and hungry in the wealthiest country in the world, where our infant mortality rate has climbed and our wealthiest 1 percent keep getting richer while the rest of us poorer.
    Happy 4th of July where our elected give $5.2 trillion to the oil companies and refuse to give $176 billion to bring every American out of poverty.
    Happy 4th of July, maybe this will be the year that we elect people that will fight for us against the 1% – the rich, the corporations, and the bankers, allowing us the time and energy to seek freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
    Happy 4th of July!

  10. Outstanding article — live in OK the home of the hard right’s hard right — as more of their hard right ministers have been elected to OK Legislatures the less the Legislature is working for the people as they continue to cut taxes and cut education, infrastructure, mental health and are mad at the OK Supremes for saying the Ten Commandments have to go — even our Attorney General is against the law even though out Constitution forbids it. Try and tell them Under God was added to Pledge in 1954 and get told you are crazy. OK has the lowest number of voters in years — time to mount an offensive to take back our red states one at a time — we take out the hard right and get common sense back because they have none. They won’t even believe the Country was not founded as a Christian country. Republicans should be ashamed for what they have done to this Country. The party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ike is no more – been replaced by hateful people!

  11. Q.: Is It Time For Americans To Declare Their Independence From GOP Religious Oligarchy?

    A.: Yes

    HELL, YES!!!

  12. words of wisdom Sharon. it will be people like you who may save your state and the nation. The founding fathers were among the
    less in numbers too. In the end they were victorious.

  13. I disagree with part of the premise of this article. It’s not religious tyranny and oligarchy. Instead, the problem is the number of our citizens who believe religious right propaganda while lacking critical thinking skills to see through the hypocrisy. They have no skills and tools for good decisions — even their own well being.
    This is due to one thing and one thing only: The oligarchy and the power the exert in the policy/political sphere. “Religious tyranny” is a symptom of the problem. The feverish religiosity, ignorance, and Bible thumping all results from the oligarchy’s influence on education. When people are not educated properly, they believe in myths, are fearful and gullible. They look for superficial, black-and-white easy bumper-sticker answers. I give you: the religious right, WorldNetDaily, and FOX-maleable audiences.
    Until we resolve our society’s education problems I fear we are stuck. And you do remember the GOP stand on Common Core, don’t you? We must addres…

  14. The old Ohio Lobo is writing from NM. There still might be hope for the country. We spent one night in Topeka. The kid at the motel desk said he wasn’t into politics but he knew what the current governor was doing to the state of Kansas. let us hope there are many people who are finally beginning to see the light as the kid at the motel desk is.

  15. The religious right frightens me. They don’t remember “separation of church and state” or ignore it. The Republicans who are running consistently say this country was founded on Christianity when it was not. The original people here were escaping religious persecution. The R’s are saying they are being persecuted. We want religion out of our politics or we will end up like Germany before WW2 when Jews were persecuted because of their religion. We are in our 60’s and not religious although we respect the rights of those who are. But they do not respect our rights. The R’s are acting persecuted when they are against gays, unmarried women and equal rights for all. I am tired of their fake persecution. The R’s lie about this being a Christian country and people believe them. We are multi-cultured. They say marriage is for having children. We are over 65 & getting married. No kids in our horizon. Can we still get married according to the R’s? And we are Americans!

  16. For Independence Day: If You Fly the Confederate Flag, You Don’t Deserve a Holiday Senator Henry Wilson knew the score. At an event referred to as a “colored people’s celebration,” the July 4, 1865 Independence Day rally was the first after the end of the Civil War. It was held on the grounds of the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., and one of the purposes of the gathering was to call for “the immediate, complete, and universal enfranchisement” of all African Americans, as Frederick Douglass put it. Wilson, a Massachusetts Republican, had been an outspoken abolitionist and supporter of the rights of blacks, long-free and just-free. Later a vice-president to Ulysses Grant, he was the featured speaker that day. – See more at:

  17. Love him, or hate him, nobody can say Barry Goldwater wasn’t an arch-conservative..and he had this to say about religion in the Republican Party: “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”

  18. LOL,Goldwater by todays standards would be considered a FLAMING LIBERAL! the entire GOP since NIXON, has become a enemy of the usa! These same republicans who CLAIM to love america, but refuses to do ANYTHING to improve it! OBAMA and america wanted infrastructure! GOP reply? SCREW america! OBAMA and america wanted health care for ALL, GOP reply? SCREW america! OBAMA and america wanted background checks on GUN owners! GOP reply? SCREW america! OBAMA and america wanted the reduce to student loans debt! GOP reply, SCREW american students! OBAMA and SANE americans wanted women to get equal pay for equal work! GOP reply? LMFAO SCREW that too! The GOP is a club, it’s a club created by and dominated by LILY WHITE republican RICH males! your garden variety republicans are typically lower to middleclass LILY WHITE BOBBLEHEADS who are blinded by their WHITE PRIVILEGE that they have NO problem voting for things that will eventually KILL THEM! who needs terrorists. when you got the GOP?

  19. “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”
    – George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia (1789)

  20. It is said that Circumcision decreases the chance of transmitting sexual diseases.

    I’d say that it’s long past time for America to Circumcise the Confederated States to prevent the Birth Defects aka Southern Republicans from negatively affecting our Nation’s Health.

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