“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” – Former Representative Jon Hubbard R (Ark) from his self-published book, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of Frustrated Conservative. (story link)

 

“I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States,” Charles Fuqua of Batesville, Arkansas, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives, writes in a book cited by Reuters. – Charles Fuqua, former Republican Arkansas State House Representative who is running again, from his book, God’s Law: The Only Political Solution. (story link)

Other more prominent Republicans have made similar statements:

During his campaign to win his party nomination for the November election, Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, has described Islamic Shari`ah as a mortal threat to the United States.

Republican aspirant Rick Santorum had also described Islamic Shari`ah as “an existential threat” to America.

Former candidate Herman Cain had also said that he would not appoint a Muslim in his administration.

Cain, who withdrew from the race for the White House, later modified his position by calling for an unconstitutional “loyalty” oath for Muslim appointees.

Recently, a Republican Missouri lawmaker described Islam as a disease like polio while another Alaska Rep. branded Muslims as ‘occupiers’ of American neighborhoods.

That’s right folks, religion is a disease unless it’s your religion, and African Americans should thank God (the Christian God, not the Muslim God) that their ancestors were forcibly removed from their African homelands and enslaved by whites in America.

The statements by Hubbard and Fuqua have been disavowed by Republican strategists, but the views of these two men and some higher profile Republicans are indicative of the Republican vision for the future of our country. They believe the United States should have a theocratic government with laws in place based on their interpretations of the Christian Bible.

Of course The Constitution of the United States that they claim to hold so dear does not mention God or The Bible anywhere in it’s text. To make their vison real, they would have to rewrite The Constitution.

Republicans often claim that the Democratic Party is the party of radicals, but the Republicans are the real radical party.

About Brad

I am a lifelong resident of the Puget Sound and have lived in Seattle for the past 29 years. I am married and have two kids and I have a demanding job. All of those things take up a great deal of my time, otherwise you'd see more content on this blog.What I'm reading: Lapham's Quarterly; Hiroshima Notes by Kenzaburō Ōe, The Son, by Jo Nesbø.Favorite Films: Apocalypse Now, Brazil, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The 400 Blows.What I'm listening to: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, Beck, Angel Olsen, Scott H. Biram, Spoon, and Nick Cave (always).

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