Monday, November 21, 2011

That’s Entertainment

Newt Gingrich is certain that the liberals are bent on passing laws that impose “secularism” on America.

A country that has been now since 1963 relentlessly in the courts driving God out of public life shouldn’t be surprised at all the problems we have. Because we’ve in fact attempted to create a secular country, which I think is frankly a nightmare.

The Constitution created a nightmare? Oh, my.

Mr. Gingrich’s solution? Pass laws that would impose his particular brand of religosity on America.

To limit abortion, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, one of the leading candidates in polls here, proposed a federal law defining “personhood” as starting at conception, similar to a provision backed by abortion opponents that was rejected earlier this month by voters in Mississippi.

This wisdom was passed along at a forum this past weekend hosted by a megachurch outfit known as “The FAMiLY Leader” in Iowa, and Mr. Gingrich was there with the rest of the panderers, including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul. (Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman didn’t show; they’s Mormons, y’know.)

For all that, I have a better chance of winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama than Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, or Rick Santorum does of becoming president. So other than for the sheer gob-smacking entertainment value, why do we pay them any attention?