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Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, And Others Could Not Be Nominated President Today

It is a total disgrace that true patriots and many of the founders of our country like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin,  Abraham Lincoln and others could not even be nominated to the office of President, today, much less elected. But, it is true. Many of the stupid, historically illiterate people in America will be astonished by this statement, and many will be in complete denial. But, it is a simple fact. These great patriots and founders of our nation could probably not even be elected dog catcher in some places in America today. Why? Because they were atheists, agnostics, or, at best, deists! How outrageous is it that the very founders of the United States, or, in the case of Lincoln, people who have been  held up to almost super-human status, are people who could not hold high political office in today’s United States! It is no wonder that the nation is failing and loosing its greatness. If you believe in a talking snake, what nonsense won’t you believe in? Socialism? Sure, it’s never worked before, but why not? Fascism? Sure, why not? Theocracy? Sure, why not! And, lets not forget that the two most revered people in the Mormon religion, Joseph Smith, the founder, and Brigham Young, its second president, turned their domains into theocracies. Joseph Smith turned Nauvoo, Illinois, into a theocracy and Brigham Young turned Utah into a theocracy. Both of them had warrants for their arrest for treason signed against them by two different Presidents! President Tyler charged Joseph Smith with treason in 1843. Brigham Young was simultaneously the second prophet and president of the Mormon church and governor of the Utah territory. He was charged with treason in 1857 for his refusal to follow the rule of the United States as governor of Utah and for his responsibility for the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which was the “worst  incident of organized mass murder of unarmed civilians in the nation’s history  until the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing“. (In it, 120 children, women, and unarmed civilian men were massacred by the Mormons under the direct orders of Brigham Young.) Although President Buchanan eventually pardoned him (to maintain peace and to get re-elected), the next governor of the Utah territory, Alfred Cummings, said that Young was “one of the damnedest rascals that ever went unhung” (sic).

As for the “One nation under God” motto, it is important to note that this was not put on all paper currency until 1957, as the following photograph of the back side of a recent $1 bill shows when compared to the back side of a 1928 $1 bill.

 

Do you notice a difference? “In God We Trust” is nowhere to be found on the 1928 dollar bill.

The “one nation under God” phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance was not put into the pledge until 1954 during the height of the Red Scare.

As for those uninformed morons that keep stating “The United States is a Christian nation”, they need to look at some of our past history. For example, the Treaty of Tripoli, which was UNANIMOUSLY ratified by the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1807, states:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

It is interesting that this treaty was with Muslims who were causing us much grief, even then, with their pirating activities in the Mediterranean. We know that Islam is wrong. It was founded by Mohammad, who we know was an insane, epileptic, barbarian, misogynist, megalomaniac, pedophile. In this religion, Allah is considered to be “God”, while he was really nothing more than Mohammad’s sock puppet. We know this because whenever things got “uncomfortable for Mohammad”, like when Mohammad wanted to screw his adopted son-in-law’s wife, his sock-puppet, Allah, conveniently gave him a verse that would allow him to marry her. How convenient!

Many people say that religion is not important, but I say that it is. The religious beliefs of a President can, and do, affect the lives of many millions of people. If you don’t think so, just look at how the lunatic beliefs of George Bush has effectively sentenced millions, and probably hundreds of millions, of people to an untimely death by his moronic, scientifically illiterate policy of declaring embryonic stem cells in a petrie  dish human beings with his ban on federally funded stem cell research. Never mind the fact that these cells would be thrown out, otherwise. He considered them  “humans”; thus experimentation in the field of stem cell research that would use them was essentially banned in the United States. This stupid and misguided policy terminated most stem cell research in the United States. That ban sentenced millions of people to an untimely death because the ban would post-pone new life saving medical breakthroughs. Furthermore, a whole generation of American scientists was forced to either give up their dream of going into stem cell research unless they wanted to learn Korean, or some other language, and re-locate to places where stem cell research was allowed.

I know, technically stem cell research was not banned; it was “only” federal funding for stem cell research that was banned. But, because of the nature of research centers and university laboratories, it is virtually impossible to segregate funds in such a way that the ban on government funding of stem cell research could be upheld without stopping all stem cell research. Thus, the ban effectively ended embryonic stem cell research in America.

Think about it. The religious idiocy of George Bush will probably result in more deaths than the policies of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong combined!

We know that the political system in the United States is broken. Basically, the country is run by wealthy individuals and multinational corporations. Policy is not made by scientifically literate people with the best interest of the citizens of the United States, but rather by political hacks who are not, generally, well educated in the sciences and who are totally beholden to their financial benefactors. They vote in whatever way the lobbyists convince them will prolong their stay in Washington. We are stuck with “professional politicians” rather than the “citizen politicians” that the Founders envisioned. (This does not apply to all Senators and representatives, but it does, unfortunately, apply to a significant fraction of them. And, those who are independent are usually replaced fairly quickly by those who will do the bidding of their masters.) I don’t know that their religious credulity and the lack of critical thinking skills that such credulity necessitates leads to people in high political office doing the bidding of lobbyists and other people and companies with strong financial backing  rather than figuring out what is best for the people and doing that, but I can’t help but think that their credulity certainly taints their decisions.  In fact, one of the best demonstrations of the lunacy of some of the ruling elite in America is shown in the following interview between Bill Maher and Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat from Arkansas. The “money shot” is in the last few seconds, so, if you’re in a hurry, skip to 3:34 and watch the rest of the video. It is priceless!

In the video, Senator Pryor also states that “Faith has a way of softening people”. He meant this as meaning that it had a way of making people passive and submissive, and, of course, this is true of Christianity. (It is certainly not true of Islam, where the degree of faith generally correlates with the degree to which one is willing to be violent to protect, defend, and promote the faith.) In one of his few correct statements, Karl Marx stated that religion was the “opiate of the people”. And, faith has created a totally credulous citizenry. Perhaps the reason so many Americans (and high government officials)  are so willing to swallow the Global Warming propaganda is because they believe whatever they are told and are not capable of thinking on their own or of critically examining the evidence. (Search my website and you will find plenty of examples of the fraud of “Global Warming”.)

While 84 percent of the American population is religious, only 7 percent of the members of the National Academy of Sciences are religious. This is telling, and should be a wake-up call to the world. We need more science and education in our lives and in our schools and less belief in hocus-pokus. In the 21st century, we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that religion is bunk. There is, and was, no virgin birth. Nobody ever arose from the dead. There was no “Garden of Eden”. There was probably never a historical Jesus. Most of what is in the Bible is myths, lies, and legends, built upon Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese mythological characters like Hercules, Osiris, Ghengis Khan, Odysseus, Chrishna, and Mithra, We have a lot of major problems in the world today and we are not going to be able to address, much less solve, those problems if we continue to believe in myths, lies, and legends. As long as people continue to look for solutions in ancient works of fiction written by men (and I mean men) that were totally ignorant of the way the universe works and how life evolved, we will never be able to advance to a better world. Maybe we do need an IQ test for high political office rather than a test of religiosity!

 

 

One Comment

  1. IamNOT says:

    your showing more than you think with that picture of the differing dollar bills

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