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Herman Cain Campaigns For Theocracy

Among the candidates who have been prominently discussed as potential Republican challengers to Barack Obama, there’s only one who has actually taken the first practical step in a campaign: Forming an exploratory committee. That candidate is Herman Cain.

Who is Herman Cain?

He’s a corporate candidate, for one thing, a former CEO. In a sad irony, Herman Cain made his money as the head of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that profited from selling people food high in fat, carbohydrates and salt, but Cain now is suggesting that he has a plan to insure great health care for Americans suffering from health problems related to a poor diet.

Another thing voters need to know about Herman Cain is that he’s a theocrat. Repeatedly over the last several years, Cain has spoken out in support of letting local, state and federal government be used to promote Christianity. At a recent Tea Party rally, Cain angrily declared, “It was during the Fifties that the United States Congress voted to add ‘one nation under God’ with liberty and justice for all, because we are a God-fearing Christian nation!”

Before that, Herman Cain wrote that non-religious Americans should submit to Christian control over the government. “Stay out of our way,” Cain warned. “Too many Americans are guided and implicitly threatened by the misinterpretations of the Constitution’s establishment clause that found a non-existent ‘separation of church and state.’”

In Herman Cain’s vision for America, the government can become a State Church, using money gathered through taxes to fund Christian worship. He may claim, when speaking before his Tea Party supporters, to be a proponent of small government, but when it comes to religion, Herman Cain is for big government interference all the way.

6 comments to Herman Cain Campaigns For Theocracy

  • Jon

    I don’t really know what Cain stands for, but I do know that Separation of Church and State cannot be found in the Constitution. It has however been used to insert Atheism into a prominent position within the public arena. Atheism is the only non-Deity Religion, so de facto becomes the only one allowed. A little reading of the early practices of the Founders and their writings will dispel the idea that they were against the public funding of religion. Take a look at the top of the Washington monument for example. As well as inscriptions around the Supreme Court, and Congress.
    The Declaration of Independence it’s self-appeals to God as the grantor of human rights.
    “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation”.
    As far as I can tell the ones most intolerant of Religious freedom are Atheist Liberals.

    • The words “Separation of Church and State” cannot be found in the Constitution. The concept of the separation of church and state can be found in both Amendment I and Article VI. The Declaration of Independence is not a document of law or of the United States government.

    • Jon, the phrases “religious freedom” and “freedom of religion” cannot be found in the Constitution. Do you believe that, as a result, that freedom of religion is not guaranteed by the First Amendment?

      If you understood a little bit of the Latin roots of the word “atheist”, you’d realize that atheists are simply a-theist, meaning without theism. There is no religion of Atheism. There is merely a state of being, atheism, the state of being without theism. It’s like an environment being anoxic – without oxygen. Understand?

      The written personal opinions of Founding Fathers include the phrase “separation of church and state”, Jon. But, the written personal opinions of Founding Fathers don’t legally overrule the Constitution, which is very clear as including separation of church and state and freedom of religion (which includes freedom from religion).

      • Jon

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

        To me the critical issue is prohibiting the free exercise thereof. It wasn’t just the personal opinions that I was referring to, it was their (founding Fathers) practices as well. I will make an attempt to document those on MONDAY.
        Separation of Church and State was in a letter written By Thomas Jefferson to The Danbury Baptist Church in 1802, in which he was assuring the Pastor that the Government wouldn’t interfere in the business of the Church.

      • Jon

        Jim you have freedom from religion.

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