Nation is being ruled by an evil mob

To the Editor:

The Constitution of our country was written on religious principles by God-fearing men who loved Jesus.

Our Constitution states that we have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to destroy the life of the unborn. Also, evil judges have wiped out God and prayer from our public schools and places through their rulings.

Several years ago, the Minnesota Legislature passed some pro-life bills, sent them on to Gov. Dayton, and he vetoed them.

Our two Minnesota senators to Washington, Klobuchar and Franken, and President Obama are also for the destruction of the unborn. Obama has millions of dollars in his Obamacare bill to promote abortions throughout our country and the world.

What has happened is that we have voted into power an evil mob of people who have very little religious principles to rule over us. We have become a nation of evil people, and we only have ourselves to blame for it.

In just 40 short years, we have done this to ourselves. — Eymard Orth, Melrose

 

  • newpolitiq7

    Lordy (and I don’t mean that as “evil” blasphemy , but as an actual plea for the Lord’s help in finding any redeeming quality in this fact-challenged, semi-hysterical rant). I had to read to twice just to see if it was “Onion”-like parody, or if it was someone’s actual best effort at communicating their political and/or religious convictions. Since I think it was the latter, I’ll address it seriously.

    First, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is not in the Constitution. This phrase is often mistakenly attributed to the Constitution, but it’s found in the Declaration of Independence.

    Second, while some on the right wish it were so (including more than a few historically illiterate right-wing “Christian” pastors) , writers of our Constitution were not mainly “god-fearing men who loved Jesus”. That characterization completely and inaccurately oversimplifies what this group of men believed. To adopt a term coined Greg Frazer’s book, “What Did America’s Founders Really Believe”, our Founders were more accurately neither mere theists nor Christians, but rather “theistic rationalists”. This distinction is well-researched, and an important one; it doesn’t allow for sweeping generalizations about their religious motivations. But, being lazy humans, we wish for simple, black and white answers to allay our insecurities (or assert our “team’s” infallibility). It’s simply not that clear-cut.

    When Eymard Orth resorts to his sweeping generalizations/characterizations, and to the immature and rude labeling of those with whom he disagrees as “evil”, he shuts down all civil dialogue. These are important issues that merit more respect from him — both toward the divergent positions themselves and for those who hold them. I’m surprised, actually, that a letter such as this met the Record’s standards for publication.

    • Erik Warner

      newpolitiq7 – In your response you state “This distinction is well-researched, and an important one…” A problem I see is that all too often people are unable (or perhaps more accurately, unwilling) to make distinctions. We live in a world of the false binary. For far too many people there are only two answers to any question. There is only right or wrong, left or right, good or evil, black or white; no shades of grey. These people simply can’t imagine that there just might be a third, or fourth, or fifth (ad infinitum) way to look at a situation. They are comforted by the simplicity of their binaries. They are loosed of the mental strain of having to ponder a problem.

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