Republican Senators Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Establish A Nationalist Religion
Yesterday, Steve Daines moved to take the United States one step closer to nationalist totalitarianism.
Daines, a Republican U.S. Senator from Montana, introduced a resolution, S.J. Res 46, that would establish a government-sponsored nationalist religion and forbid anyone in the United States from violating the new religion’s sharia.
The new nationalist religion proposed by Daines would center around the worship of a holy relic. Copies of this sacred relic, a multicolored piece of cloth, would be displayed outside of all U.S. government offices, and would be protected by a collection of religious rituals for the cloth’s treatment. Under the constitutional amendment proposed by Senator Daines, anyone transgressing these rituals’ taboos for the treatment of the cloth relic would be held guilty of a crime, and would be subjected to legal punishments for refusing to practice the nationalist religion.
A nonprofit group from Montana that supports the creation of the nationalist cloth cult has claimed that human lives have been sacrificed for the sake of the relic, and argues that these human sacrifices will have been in vain if the government doesn’t gain the power to force everyone to take part in the group’s strange cloth worship.
In a press release, Senator Daines acknowledged that his constitutional amendment is intended to limit “Constitutional free speech”. The Daines amendment would also undermine the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion and protection from government establishment of religion. In a country where no one is allowed to violate the sharia law of a government-established religion, the government becomes a theocracy, and democracy dies.
Joining Steve Daines in his attempt to force the nationalist religion on all Americans were senators Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Dean Heller, Orrin Hatch, Mike Crapo, Chuck Grassley, Johnny Isakson, and Marco Rubio.