Thursday, February 27, 2014

One Nation Under The Constitution

UPDATE 3/19/2014: Mark Levin was respectfully challenged on his show by an atheist fan of his who called into his show the other day about his new religious litmus test for GOP candidates, and Levin had nothing but contempt for the member of his "beloved audience" by calling him an "intolerant" "punk" "ass" before and after he hung up on him. That Really pissed me off and tells me that religion has a Far bigger hold on "Mr. Constitution" than he led his listeners to believe.

I posted a picture of myself the other day from 2010 where I was at a Tea Party rally, holding my placard, "One Nation Under Individual Rights." I'm reminded of that when I heard conservative Brent Bozell say that CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) inviting an Atheist group was an "atrocity". That pissed me off and I vented on Tammy Bruce's radio show when I co-hosted it with Amy Peikoff this past Tuesday. I find it inexplicable that conservatives would alienate those who love America solely because of their non-belief in God. I'm not a conservative -I follow Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism- but I'm a patriot, whether religious conservatives accept me or not. Writing in National Review Online, conservative atheist Charles Cooke writes:

"Yesterday, in response to one of the many brouhahas that CPAC seems always to invite, Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

The invitation extended by the ACU, Al Cardenas and CPAC to American Atheists to have a booth is more than an attack on conservative principles. It is an attack on God Himself. American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity?
The particular merits of the American Atheists group to one side, this is a rather astounding thing for Bozell to have said. In just 63 words, he confuses disbelief in God for “hatred” for God — a mistake that not only begs the question but is inherently absurd (one cannot very well hate what one does not believe is there); he condemns an entire conference on the basis of one participant — not a good look for a struggling movement, I’m afraid; and, most alarmingly perhaps, he insinuates that one cannot simultaneously be a conservative and an atheist. I reject this idea — and with force."

Cooke at one point writes that we are "One Nation Under the Constitution". Read it all here. 

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