F Rosa Rubicondior: Stop The Steal! - How The Christian Far Right Is Stealing America's Democracy

Sunday 19 May 2024

Stop The Steal! - How The Christian Far Right Is Stealing America's Democracy

Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
… we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain … and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Most Americans Support Legal Abortion 2 Years After Roe Was Overturned | Pew Research Center

The USA no longer has the government of the people by the people and for the people that the founding fathers intended to create because the Christian far right have decided to take it away as it was not giving them the privileged access to political power to which they feel entitled.

I can say this because, despite the fact that 63% of people support a woman' right to an abortion for any reason, this is now illegal in many states since SCOTUS reversed the decision in Roe vs Wade which gave them that right.

For America to operate as a democracy, the three branches of government - the executive; the legislature and the judiciary should reflect public opinion, not oppose it, yet Donald Trump stuffed SCOTUS with partisan Repugnican fundamentalist Christians and the Rupugnican Party is in bed with Christian far right evangelicals, resulting in a government which is imposing the will of a radical minority on the majority, despite the constitutional bar on the establishment of any religion.

The latest Pew Research poll shows how far this gap between the will of the people and the actions of the government have diverged in respect of the issue of abortion:

The biggest divide appears to be over the issue of human rights - the rights of the woman vs the rights of the unborn foetus.

But it’s when we look at the detail beneath these aggregate figures that we see where the power balance has shifted in the USA:
It is here that we see who SCOTUS and the Repugnican Party is representing in the USA today.

It's not women or young people; it is overwhelmingly representative of middle-aged, white, male, evangelical Christians; exactly those who support Donald Trump and his democracy-hating political allies, who feel entitled to decide who should have what rights, and what form of government the American people should have.

The ease with which Donald Trump was able to create a majority on SCOTUS who share his anti-democratic, far right views, illustrates the fragility of American democracy to day; a far cry from the government of the people, by the people and for the people the founding fathers intended to create - ideas that until recently were a 'shining beacon on the hill' for others to admire and seek to emulate.

American now shines out as a warning to the rest of the world of just how easily democracy can be parasitised and subverted by an entitled minority, using religion as their excuse.

It should also be sounding a warning to Americans of the danger of another four years of the White House being used as the centre of Donald Trump's crime syndicate and subversive political organisation, supported by would-be theocratic evangelical Christian extremists.

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  1. Abortion is just another topic which illustrates the hypocrisy of Christianity, Christians, and the Bible. They care more about the rights of an embryo and fetus than the rights of fully developed babies and children.
    Abortion is a heinous sin and evil to Christians but what about when Nature does the killing? That's OK and acceptable for Christians. Countless fetuses and even fully developed babies and infants die every year that goes by from miscarriages, diseases, starvation, polluted water etc and that's all OK for Christians. They cannot see the hypocrisy of their beliefs. Well its not acceptable with me.
    The human population is so out of control that starvation, pollution, deforestation, homelessness, illegitimate are pervasive everywhere. The more people the more animals have to be slaughtered and killed, and more motor vehicles on roads and highways, and time is wasted sitting in traffic. The concept of birth control doesn't occur to these Christians. Meanwhile hospitals and funeral homes are oversaturated with sick, injured, and dead people, and the garbage piles high to the sky.The Bible encourages overpopulation which is stupid and irresponsible. What lousy advice from this so called word of God. It's up to moral humans with intelligence and common sense to overcome the stupidity and immorality of religion.While I'm not thrilled with the idea of Abortion I do recommend birth control through condoms. The world would then be a less miserable place and a better place. Unfortunately the world is largely devoid of people who have common sense so the mindless breeding, pollution, and misery continues.


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