Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Religious Reich

The Taliban has issued a manifesto that encapsulates their vision of a perfect world. Oh, wait, it’s not the Taliban, it’s the Liberty Counsel, and they’ve re-written the Declaration of Independence, calling it the Declaration of American Values. It includes such gems as these:

To secure our national interest in the institution of marriage and family by embracing the union of one man and one woman as the sole form of legitimate marriage and the proper basis of family.

To secure the free exercise of religion for all people, including the freedom to acknowledge God through our public institutions and other modes of public expression and the freedom of religious conscience without coercion by penalty or force of law.

To secure the moral dignity of each person, acknowledging that obscenity, pornography, and indecency debase our communities, harm our families, and undermine morality and respect. Therefore, we promote enactment and enforcement of laws to protect decency and traditional morality.

I laugh when I see a group calling itself the “Liberty Counsel” is determined to do everything it can to undermine liberty itself. It’s the same as when an ironclad dictatorship like North Korea calls itself the “Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.”

Irony? You’re soaking in it.

HT to Joe. My. God.