What is America?
Some say it’s a pair of continents. Some say it’s a nation. Some say it’s a state of mind.
Does anybody think that America is a corporation?
L. Brent Bozell The Third seems to think that America is a corporation, and he fancies himself at the head of it. He chairs a political action committee called America, Inc. – as if he has the power to claim the word America as his own commercial trademark. As you see in the America Inc. graphic above, he’s even trademarked the bald eagle, just to show that America is all his.
Actually, spreading the America, Inc. trademark seems to be at the core of Bozell The Third’s zeal. He’s using America, Inc. as a PAC to funnel money to prop up political candidates who agree with his own trademarked form of political extremism.
Bozell The Third’s trademarked political mission, as described on America Inc.’s web site, is “to reinvigorate the American people with the principles of American exceptionalism: personal freedom, personal responsibility, a commitment to Judeo-Christian values, and a strong national defense.” America Inc claims to “believe in limited government with Constitutionally-enumerated powers only,” but seeks to use the power of government to impose Judeo-Christian values on all Americans, whether they’re Judeo-Christian or not. Apparently, Bozell The Third’s vision of “personal freedom” doesn’t extend as far as the first line of the First Amendment of the Constitution, which reads, “Congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion”.
So, if L. Brent Bozell The Third gets his way, and replaces the United States of America with America Inc., what kind of leaders will be allowed to hold power in the new theocracy? Not leaders like David Perdue, apparently.
David Perdue, who is currently challenging Jack Kingston for the Republican Party’s nomination to one of Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate, isn’t Judeo-Christian enough for America Inc. and L. Brent Bozell The Third. They slam Perdue as “the wrong choice for Georgia.”
Come to think of it, though, how Judeo-Christian is America, Inc.? Does the Christian Bible ever say that its followers should form political action committees to funnel money to control democratic elections? I don’t remember any such passage. What I do remember from the Bible is a passage that admonishes, “Judge not, lest ye be judged,” and another that advises, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
If I had written the Bible, I might have included another passage: Let he who is from Georgia decide which politician is the wrong choice for Georgia. America Inc. isn’t from Georgia. It’s headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and has hired Virginians to conduct its anti-Perdue campaign.
Then again, what the Bible says as a book and the ideology that Christianity actually seeks to impose upon the world are often not in synch.
The theology of America Inc. and L. Brent Bozell The Third is less about the Bible than it is about replacing democratic power in the USA with theocratic and corporate power. The Bible is just a prop that Christian theocrats can thump in order to suggest that their political agenda has the endorsement of the supernatural realm. In practice, they’ll use whatever tactics they can to bully their way to the top.