In a recent issue of The Atlantic, Garrett Epps an article titled "All Patriots 'Know' that Moses Wrote the Constitution." This is just one of many myths that the far right has constructed about our constitution, and the religious origins of our governmental system.
How did American politics come to be about taking rights away from people when the founding of our country was centered on the giving of rights? And how is it that the group that rants the most about lost rights turns out to be the one most in favor of denying them to anyone else?
Liberty stands for human rights and freedoms. It was appreciation of America's embrace of liberty that brought Lady Liberty to these shores. If we won't defend her now, we might as well send her back, because we will have proven ourselves unworthy of her.
Conservative columnist Michael Medved believes that God is on the side of the Republicans, but misses the point that whose side God might be on went out with the Enlightenment and its values upon which the US is established, namely liberty and individual human rights, and not the Bible.
While endlessly professing their undying love for all things constitutional, the document, the Founding Fathers, strict constructionist judges, conservatives also hate the Constitution and are willing to throw it out in favor of a document founded on bigotry and religious intolerance.