Thursday, December 6, 2007

Romney: "Freedom Requires Religion"

From Salon dot com.

Christopher Hitchens at Slate dot com.

The eejit doesn't get it. The President is President of every American. Not just the faithful. Not just the atheists. Not just the members of one subset of Protestantism or Islam or anything else.

The Ron Burgundy comment is good. Romney is kinda like Ron Burgundy. Only less funny.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Romney rooted the speech in the literature of America’s civil religion. When he said "Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom," he was paraphrasing Tocqueville: "Despotism may be able to do without faith, but freedom cannot."

His criticism of "the religion of secularism" recalled a radio address by President Reagan. Banning school prayer, Reagan said "is seen not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism."

Romney invoked John Kennedy’s famous speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. He also alluded to other remarks by JFK. "When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office," Romney said, "that oath becomes my highest promise to God." In 1960, Kennedy said that anyone who takes the presidential oath "is swearing to support the separation of church and state." A president who broke that oath, Kennedy said, would be committing a sin "for he has sworn on the Bible.""

Romney said: "Americans acknowledge that liberty is a gift of God, not an indulgence of government." In his inaugural, Kennedy proclaimed that "the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.""

IrishPirate said...

Looks like "Team Romney" found my blog.

Also notice Romney said nothing about non-believers. JFK mentioned Unitarians. In 1960 "Unitarian" was about as close as one could get to saying "non-believer". Romney should have mentioned those who do not believe. They are part of the American family too, but he doesn't have the courage to do that.

I knew JFK, JFK and I partied with Frankie and Sammy back in the 50's. Mitt ain't no JFK. Hell Mitt doesn't even cheat on his wife. What kinda Republican doesn't cheat on their wife? I guess it all evens out if you add in Giuliani. An average so to speak.

Personally, I'm surprised Romney didn't come out as a Southern Baptist during his speech. The man changes his positions like I change underwear. Every week whether needed or not.

In the words of the late Great Paul Tsongas, Senator from Massachusetts and the man who shoulda been Prez in 1992, "he's a pander bear". Insert Massachusetts accent when saying.

I suggest you look at my newer post regarding Fred Thompson and religion. That old hillbilly gets it.

Romney is a human turd and so our his son's who work for "Team Romney".

I know all I need to know about Mormonism from South Park. Or perhaps not.

Now go with God and shut the fuck up.

IrishPirate said...

Looks like anonymous took his comment from John Pitney at National Review.

National Review on the Romster.

I shoulda guessed it.

Too well written for anyone reading dis blog.

IrishPirate said...

Guess where the "Team Romney" poster came from?

Utah. Brigham Young University.

Shouldn't he be out riding a bike while wearing black pants, a white shirt and a tie and trying to convert people to his "talking fish" religion?

I am mean. I am nasty.
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