[Photo of John Fleming]
We'll have more to say in the near future about the rise of the American Christian Taliban but what follows is a good example of this phenomenon.
The Constitution of the United States is simply irrelevant to the American Christian Taliban. The Christian Bible is their "constitution," and their interpretation of their Bible they believe to be their god's will for our nation. There is little difference between the Taliban in Afghanistan and the American Christian Taliban.
John Fleming, a Republican Representative in Congress from Louisiana, is representative of the American Christian Taliban. He met with the Republican Women of Boissier (Louisiana) along with Sen. David Vitter, also a Republican from Louisiana (Vitter, you'll remember, became famous for his penchant for prostitutes) and here's what he said, according to an article posted to AlterNet by jedlewison:
Fleming told the dear women of Bossier that there is no way bipartisanship can work because Congress is made up of Christians and the godless. Well, he put it this way:
"We have two competing world views here and there is no way that we can reach across the aisle -- one is going to have to win.
"We are either going to go down the socialist road and become like western Europe and create, I guess really a godless society, an atheist society. Or we're going to continue down the other pathway where we believe in freedom of speech, individual liberties and we remain a Christian nation. So we're going to have to win that battle, we're going to have to solve that argument before we can once again reach across and work together on things."
This is mind-blowing! How does anyone so goddamn ignorant of history and the Constitution get elected to office and stay in office? With people like this in Congress, the United States very survival is at risk and President Obama doesn't have a chance. Unfortunately, Fleming is just one of many. Hopefully, the President has come to realize that fact and will finally ignore them to accomplish his goals.