On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed legislation legalizing discrimination based on the religious right's "free exercise" of their bigoted beliefs that Republicans in Indiana contend are the law of the land.
There is a misconception among ignorant Americans that this nation was founded on the tenets of the bible and is therefore a Christian nation
It is true that there was open rebellion and massive bloodshed as one faction that could not countenance a 'united' nation sought to rip the country apart, but the sentiment that engendered the Civil War is still alive and well due to one ill-advised amendment to the nation's founding document; the 10th Amendment.
The Civil War is something a Texas Republican legislator, Dan Flynn, is attempting to repeat through a proposal that empowers just two Texas Republicans, the state house speaker and lieutenant governor, with authority to suspend any federal law within Texas's border.
In Missouri this week, Republicans moved forward another measure to nullify federal gun laws.