[sup]This is a rant, & I’m sleep-deprived, which is a bad sign. Perhaps the Pit is best.[/sup]
You know, the next time some Christian Right type talks about how they vote for the GOP because of the sanctity of life, I’ll just point out that the jokers they elected went for a Constitutional Amendment defending the ostensible sanctity of a flag before they went for a human-life amendment.
Looks like it’ll only take 16, 17 years since the (in?)famous 1989 Supreme Court decision to outlaw flag-burning. But it’s 32 years & counting since Roe v. Wade. Anything? Anything? Stop being so one-issue!
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Ah, but that’s the thing. They probably aren’t all that one-issue. They probably think that they still have to vote against the Democrats 'cos “the Democratic Party is full of godless gays,” & they’re just fine with flag-worship.
May be a lot of them go to the sort of churches with Old Glory in front of the pulpit. That, especially combined with an unbothered affiliation with political flag idolatry, gives my Fundamentalist-reared sensibilities a wee bit of unease; signs of political allegiance don’t belong in a sanctuary.
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Ah, well. One day, I may just have had enough. Then I would give up on the lot of you & swim, if necessary, to elsewhere. Short of having to come back & lead a coup to stop bloody purges, I’d happily assimilate into that culture, & be happier.
Oh, who’m I kidding? The guilt would do me in. I can’t even get into the Christian idea of Heaven knowing others are burning in Hell. America & I may be stuck with each other. Blhargh!
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And yes, I know that the flag-burning thing has some broader bipartisan support. This isn’t about the Democrats, it’s about the weird priorities of many Republicans. Why, I ask them, worry about what street protesters do (to keep flagmakers in business–heh) if you’re so concerned about all those dead babies? Totally, jaw-droppingly inappropriate lack of sense of proportion.
I mean, you got a thing against protesters? Or is this some weird psycho-fascist intimidation tactic from the 1930’s, to keep your own base in line somehow?
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(For the record, I don’t support a Human Life Amendment. The law, as per Dickens, is a Ass, & it seems like such a thing would, in theory, let busybody magistrates comb through women’s medicine cabinets counting Progestin pills. But then, why vote pro-life?)