One for the Money...Two for the Show

I haven’t posted in a while. To be honest with you, I’ve really found nothing that has made me want to “post.” But in the last couple of days, the election of a Senator in Kentucky, where Rand Paul is running has caused me to want to post.


Politics is a dirty thing. Name calling, accusations, mudslinging, are the “standard.” You have to have a thick skin to be in that field. Sarah Palin is one who really shouldn’t. Her skin is very very thin. But this isn’t about her.


As you know, I’m an atheist. I have been one since age six. I guess that makes me what is “wrong” with America and the world. In some arenas I can only assume that I am the “root” of all “evil.” But that also means I don’t vote for a candidate due to their religion or religious views. Nor do I accept a candidate for public office that has a religious leader backing them. You can then safely assume that I am a firm believer in the “Separation of Church and State.”


Now as of late the concept of “Separation of Church and State” has been debated. Many attribute it to Thomas Jefferson. But the concept was around long before Mr. Jefferson was born. It wasn’t anything new Mr. Jefferson created. But that oddly enough, is ever brought up.


But has caused me to post has to do with Rand Paul one time beliefs and actions. The actions were something he did while in college. His belief was a form of Buddhism. Now, I’m in no way a Rand Paul supporter. I currently live in his father’s congressional district here in Texas.


What I am posting about is not about Rand’s politics, but the fact that his opponent has gone after his onetime “beliefs.”


What a sad state of affairs we are in. Rand’s political views or economic views are not important. But his onetime religious views are. In our country the Constitution and Bill of Rights state that there shall not be a “religious” test for office. This fixing on Rand’s onetime religious practice is or should be a non-issue in the election. But then, when you are dealing with a group filled with angry people, anything you can direct their angry at, especially if it is one of their own candidates, I guess it is a good thing.


I think such actions are total “clap trap.” And as an American I think we, the people, ought to expect better from those who seek public office. And what’s more, I think it is time we began to demand better.

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Comment by Jon Heim on October 19, 2010 at 9:01am
I've always said that when a new candidate comes into the scene, it takes a while to know what his polices are....but the very first thing you learn is their religion. The majority of citizens in our country are christian so of course, politicians wear their religion on their sleeve so that they will notice and support them. In the end, it doesn't matter what their beliefs are, because they are only using them as leverage for popularity.

I really don't see how anyone can debate "separation of church and state". It states what it means...how can you misinterpret that!?

The extreme christian right are just trying to find loopholes to get what they want.

What they want is communism. A nation lead by "Christ"....or you know...what any average Joe thinks Christ would do.
Comment by Rick on October 21, 2010 at 5:49pm
Jon I studied the USSR when I was in college back in the 80s.
The familiarities between the so called "Christians" want is down right scary.
The "Father" of the Patriot Act, Viet Dhin, spent his formative years in Communist Vietnam. At age 13 his family came to the US.
He is a catholic. He has also been involved in some "religious" lawsuits.
All in all, these clowns are just, as I say, Communists in Republicans clothing.
Look at Falin...er Palin. Here is a women crying COMMUNISM! but oddly enough did not spot the distribution of monies taken from PUBLIC LANDS in Alaska, that are EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED TO THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA.
This is right out of Dos Kapital: EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE WEATH.
You can't get more commie then that...

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