- Sep 27, 2016
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It probably shouldn’t surprise us that, after hearing from witnesses who testified consistently that the president attempted to bribe a foreign head of state in order to get dirt on a political opponent, the needle hasn’t moved on those who oppose impeachment. We’ve been here before. On several occa
I've been a watcher of this for a long time - the rise of Christian nationalism. Years ago, I didn't imagine it would get this far, but what did I know?
The merger of Christian nationalism and the GOP is a dangerous thing. It only seems to get worse and is serving to further divide America. The founders of the country knew how destructive mixing religion and government was and took steps to keep them separated. But the line has been eroding for sometime now.
This cannot end well, unless there's a pushback and solid lines drawn between these two pursuits. America in particular, is based on diversity and inclusion. The Christian nationalist movement threatens our founding mission.
There's talk about the need to compromise. Of course that's what's needed. But compromise from the GOP seems more a thing of the past, largely due I believe to the Christian evangelicals taking such a leading role in GOP politics. This was initiated by Reagan, slowed down with Bush I, ramped up with Bush II, and now ... with the 'chosen one' - Trump.
There are those in the GOP who also worry about this - it's not a one-sided thing.
What do you think?
“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.”
- Barry Goldwater (GOP)