Saturday, August 20, 2011

Big Government Republicans: Michele Bachman and Rick Perry deeply associated with dominionism [VIDEO]

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As a Liberal Democrat with a strong belief in Liberal Democracy, who believes Free People in a Free Society should be able to live freely without government interfering in how Free People should live their own lives (as long as we are not hurting anyone else with our freedom), I get worried every time I hear Big Government Democrats or Republicans, Socialists on the Far Left or Authoritarians on the Far Right, come out in favor of policies that restrict our freedom, whether it be Economic or Social.

 That’s exactly what you get from Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry:

Two candidates who both believe the fastest route to the Republican nomination for President is with the Religious Right and getting their support.

In Bachmann's case, at least she truly believes in the Religious Right agenda. With Rick Perry, I just don't know enough about him to decide if he's playing politics or if he truly believes in this agenda, but with Bachmann's case, you have a long record going back to 2004 when she was in the Minnesota state Senate coming out against Equal Rights for homosexuals.

Then, I believe in July, she signed a pledge from a far right religious group coming out for laws banning pornography and a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

What happened to state’s rights in this case? They've always regulated marriage, straight and gay.

Every time I here Bachmann say she's a "Constitutional Conservative," I feel like flushing the toilet…literally.

Constitutional Conservatism is not about amending the Constitution but living within it, especially government, and not trying to get around it. At best, Bachmann is a Religious Conservative, or even a theocrat, replacing the Constitution with an interpretation of the Bible to govern the country.

Meanwhile, Rick Perry has decided he's going to be a Religious Conservative, at least for this Presidential Campaign, as well as a fiscal conservative on economic policy…even though his fiscal record as Governor of Texas suggests otherwise...with a pile of Texas sized debt… as well as all the Texas government jobs he created.

Every time you hear a religious conservative say they are anti-big government and a "Constitutional Conservative," please do yourself a favor and take that with a grain of well as look to see how many constitutional amendments they supported that would restrict our freedom.

Religious Conservatives in America believe that our problems as a country have to do with, as former serial political candidate Alan Keyes said, our "Moral Crisis." Others believe that our problems have to do with our "moral character," as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said.

Rick Santorum is in favor of empowering the federal government to regulate marriage in America. He's in favor of one marriage law for the whole country regulated by the federal government, as well as a constitutional amendment to make this happen.

They believe that we have too much social freedom in America and that the federal government should restrict it and even pass constitutional amendments to make that happen.

So when you hear presidential candidates come out against big government, don't take the word at face value if you’re not very familiar with them.

Instead, take the time to look into their record…especially when it comes to what they've said in the past, because, remember, they are politicians…or at least aspiring politicians…and, unfortunately, prone to say what they believe we want to here.


  1. Great piece. There are different types of conservatives, and liberals.

    I never cared much for the religious right, although if that's their thing, good for them.

    As far as Perry, he's going to have a tough time shedding the Bush cloud that hangs over Texas. But if he sticks to his guns and doesn't have a Howard Dean moment, I think he could be a formidable opponent for the almighty.

  2. I always found it funny how "Constitutional Conservatives" like Bachmann are for limiting basic civil liberties.

  3. conservatives never know what conservative really means

  4. none of these jokes will ever get elected. if they do may their god protect us all.