Monday, August 28, 2006
Katherine Harris: The VERY UGLY Face of the always scary American Taliban
Just as the fundamentalist Muslim clerics want all the laws of their nations to be based upon Sharia law and all legislators to be given their stamp of "Muslim" approval, the GOP's American Taliban wants all US laws to be based upon the Bible, and all legislators to be be given their stamp of "Christian" approval. For quite some time I've been posting about the bloodcurdling theocratic similarities between the GOP's American Taliban and the Islamic fundamentalists, and this from DarkSyde sums it up perfectly: "The similarities between fundamentalist Islamic Theocrats and the goals of some of the Neo-Con voting base/ cheerleading squad are both creepy and valid. And, even more disturbing, in both cases these movements rely a great deal on demonizing, or simply creating, enemies to use as distractions and rallying points. Glenn Greenwald has a nice Intro & summary of John Dean's book, Conservatives without Conscience that hits on right-wing paranoia: "What excites, enlivens, and drives Bush followers is the identification of the Enemy followed by swarming, rabid attacks on it. It is a movement devoted to the destruction of its enemies wherever they might be found. ... And it finds new ones, in every corner and seemingly on a daily basis, because it must. That is the food which sustains it.." That is damn scary b/c it is absolutely the truth. And who is trying to be the latest very ugly face of evil for the Religious Fright? Katherine "2000 Election Thief" Harris. To get the entire picture of how chillingly frightening this woman is (... and I ain't talking about that clown makeup of her's) and to get a grasp of how deep Harris' unspeakable hubris and arrogance is, you have to read this interview w/ her in the FL Baptist Witness (here's a sample of the quotes that are truly un-frickin-believable): 1.) "Separation of church and state is a lie we have been told." By whom? That pesky old rag called The Constitution? Funny, but no where in the 6th Amendment does the phrase "a fair trial" appear. But what is clear is that this Amend is setting up the conditions for fair trials: public, speedy, impartial juries, info about the crimes and laws, etc. The Constitution does not specifically say that you have a right to a fair trial, but the rights created only make sense on the premise that a right to a fair trial exists. And if the govt found a way to fulfill all of the above obligations while also making a trial unfair, the courts would hold those actions to be completely unconstitutional. That very same logic applies to the 1st Amendment as well (in additional to the 1st Amend and the Treaty of Tripoli, the Supreme Crt ruling in 1947 upheld the position that a firm wall of separation of church and state exists) and that the principle of "religious liberty" exists in the 1st Amendment, even if those words are not actually there: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." is pretty damn clear, but why would any of that matter to Harris and her ilk? Like the uber-mullahs, they want THEIR brand of religion to be shoved down everyone's throat, to twist and skew all laws-- our sacred Constitution be damned. 2.) "God is the one who chooses our rulers. And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women and if people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected than we’re going to have a nation of secular laws. That’s not what our founding fathers intended and that’s certainly isn’t what God intended." So if God is the one who chooses our rulers, that must mean that God votes. Did God have to fill out a provisional ballot or was God registered properly and was on the voting rolls at the proper precinct? Did God provide proper voting ID? How Harris knows what God intended is beyond me, but I think our Founding Fathers were absolutely crystal clear in their position on the separation of church and state. 3.) "Civil rights have to do with individual rights and I don’t think they apply to the gay issues. I have not supported gay marriage and I do not support any civil rights actions with regard to homosexuality." Wow. What's next? All homosexuals are one-8th human and as such cannot own property or vote? 4.) "If you’re not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin. They (non-Christians) can legislate sin." For the record, I just wanna know how sin is legislated? Are we going to have laws that force us to commit adultery and steal? No wonder this site exists: This bitch not only is stone cold crazy, but Katherine Harris does suck. UPDATE: This news comes from Floridian Betty Cracker: "The Harris campaign, which is now on its 3rd set of staffers, did issue a clarification after the content of the Baptist Witness interview began circulating in the mainstream press. It wasn't to assure people that Harris understands the meaning of the 1st Amend. Rather, it was to let Jewish voters know that she would remain a staunch friend of Israel despite being a Christian supremacist." Nice, no? Sure she's a friend to Israel... a friend long enough so these freaks can bring about the batshit crazy Rapture, and then you can rest assured it'll be bye-bye Jews.