Saturday, May 3, 2014

Obama: Suppressing Values?

James Inhofe is a Republican senator for Oklahoma. Just the other day he accused the president of "promoting Islam while suppressing our Judeo-Christian values." Um... How exactly? It should be no surprise that he gives no actual examples to back up this claim though. Does he even realize that Obama is a Christian?
What? You expect this to make sense? I'm just making this
shit up as a I along.

Inhofe also said this of George Washington:
Washington's leadership was grounded in God, and his leadership was God's gift.
I don't know how to say this, but Washington may have been a Deist, and not a Christian. Unlike many of his compatriots (mostly Deists), Washington didn't talk or write much about religion. Some of his writings sound more Deistic, some mildly Christian, and others blur the line between both stances. There are a few quotes that come across as somewhat critical to Christianity/Christians, yet others that cast a more favorable light. One thing clear though, is that he recognized that religion can sometimes be divisive, and held the tolerance of all religious views as important.

Oh, and if Washington's presidency was a gift from God, what about Obama. Surely, if God can pick presidents he would pick them all...

More from Inhofe:
Oklahomans regularly ask me -- and I don't really think this is unique just to Oklahoma, I think it can be in almost any state -- but how they regularly ask me why we have an administration that suppresses our Judeo-Christian values while praising Islam
I'd still like to know how Judeo-Christian values are being suppressed, and now Islam is being praised. Please, just one example would be great.

Time for James to make the most clueless statement of his speech so far... 
I find it sad that our nation does not have the same belief today that we had back when Washington was president
I agree, it is sad that the nation does not have the same belief as when Washington was president. The trouble is, that Inhofe doesn't know his history well. Remember, the birth of our country not only granted religious freedom, but freedom from religious rule. Also, what about the very first treaty of our young nation... The Treaty of Tripoli, ratified in 1797.
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the
Christian religion...
 Gee, funny how Inhofe thinks that returning to our roots means a country that is rules under exclusively Christian law. Yet right here we see that the opposite is true. The founders didn't want a Christian theocracy, and expressly denied that the USA was a Christian nation. But wait, there's more...
...as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen - and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
For those keeping track at home, Mussulmen = Muslim. Yep, our very first treaty was with a Muslim nation. Also, Inhofe was complaining that Christian values are being oppressed, and Islam praised. To counter that he calls for a return to the dawn of America. A time when our government denied being Christian, signed a treaty with Muslims and said we were cool with their religion. Well Mr. Senator, that really blew up in your face didn't it? What's that old saying? Be careful what you wish for...

And to tie this off nice and neat Inhofe said:
We've got to restore that morality of our nation given to us by the founding fathers
You mean like when they put the separation of church and state into the Constitution? Is there no history test someone has to pass to be a member of government? James cries about the government not allowing Christian views to be pushed on the entire populous, and calls it suppression. But all the while, it's really the proper application of the law. And a law that ironically, he's inadvertently calling for even though it actually counters his agenda. You see boys and girls, this is why learning history is important. Otherwise you just leave yourself looking foolish.


-Brain Hulk

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