Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.

God, that quote makes you miss Jerry Falwell sometimes doesn't it? Well, apparently Christians ask no questions and have no answers, well at least correct answers. Mike Huckabee, Presidential Candidate for the Republican Nut House, made a big claim at the last GOP Debate that has some folks just laughing at him.
“When our founding fathers put their signatures on the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen, they said that we have certain inalienable rights given to us by our creator.”

That's a nice try there sparky, but much like Travis Hafner, you weren't even close. Politifact.com did their homework, studied the history and apparently not even half were clergymen.
Only one of the 56 was an active clergyman, and that was John Witherspoon. Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister and president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

A few more of the signers were former clergymen, though it’s a little unclear just how many…. We’d like to give Huckabee every benefit of the doubt, but even if you consider former clergymen among the signers the best you could come up with is four. Out of 56. That’s not “most,” that’s Pants-on-Fire wrong.
Sorry Mike, thank you for playing, but don't feel bad you're leaving us today with the Home Game!

See, this is the problem I have with the RWNH, they all seem to think the American Revolution was run by people who looked like George Washington, acted like the Pilgrims, prayed every hour on the hour, and had nothing but pure Christian Dogma in their head. That may be true for a few, but when one looks at the authors of the majority of our early documents, you don't get that. Once again, for those that missed previous classes.

Something that is inspired by a religious doctrine, something that is influence, is not the same as something that is based on said doctrine. A good many of those founding fathers were in fact Deists, they believed in a god or something of that magnitude, but not of the God you think is deep in your heart. They were revolutionary thinkers, they kind of thinkers you call commie pinkos today.

Do yourselves a favor, crack open a history book that wasn't written for the sole purpose of re-writing history to serve your political need.

1 comment:

SayHey Kid said...

Problem is no GOP candidate seems to ever have read a book. Lord knows they can write em though.

If Huckabee's statement was true, then wouldnt every citizen of this world have those inalienable rights given to us by the creater?? Since when does God pick and choose?? Think before you speak you dipshit. Its the failure to grasp historical facts that ultimatly has us doomed repeat it.