Here’s a little reminder from One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse. Kruse has a lot to say in his book but the bottom line, as this excerpt presents, is that the United States was not founded on Christian values and the religious movement was created by commercialism and business during the 1950s. We should credit the United States Chamber of Commerce more for the inclusion of any mention of God in our rituals or on our currency than any mythological adherence to ancient rituals and fictional writings.
Bottom Line: the fundamental tenants of right-wing fundamentalists are fictions … lies, even.
Right-wing conservatives and right-wing fundamentalists have formed the basis of their Über-patriotism on the wisdom and foresight of our founding fathers. Now I know that things like facts and reality have never been very important for conservatives and the current crop of wing-nuts, but it’s always fun to look back and see just what those sainted founding fathers had to say about religion in the American experiment.
There are some weblog posts that are just too spot-on to paraphrase or edit; so here is a reblog, if you will, from the Daily Kos … it involves the declining mental health in the country as evidenced by a waning Republican party.