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Audio: Can't we just skip ahead to Reconstruction?

by Jeremy Hooper

Even with the way that some have rushed to frightening, seemingly abject rage against a popular president and his policies, do any of you really give more than a passing thought to the idea that this nation's "culture war" could soon turn militarized? We don't. Not seriously. It would never cross our mind. And we're the ones whose lives are so frequently under unjust attack.

Star Parker, however, sees a direct comparison between the America that warred against itself over 200 years ago, and the America that is "warring" against a political party and its President in 2009. In fact, she made the near-fetched possibility of civil war a key point of her weekend Values Voters Summit speech:

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Oy. And here we thought the only General Lee we had to fear was the one from that really sh*tty Dukes of Hazzard remake! Sucks to learn that we might have to keep and eye (and bulletproof vest) out for General Lee 2.0 leading a mass of angry pride flag burners from the Tea Parties to our LGBT soirees. [::sigh::] We don't look our best in either blue or grey.

But hey, at least Star still seems to be against this war that seems unbelievably plausible to her. When Values Voters '10 is held on Fort Sumter, then we'll get nervous.

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These people are far right wing religionists who do not deal in fact or science or have any respect for the U.S. Contstitution. The only thing they care about is forcing their idea of their religion on everyone in this country and ridding the U.S. of anyone who does not believe as they do. Do not take her threat lightly. As for me, I have already begun shopping for my AK-47 in order to protect my home and life from these nuts.

Posted by: Mykelb | Sep 21, 2009 8:36:23 PM

Far right: "Let's work in the arena of ideas, not in the arena of weapons."

Me: "OK, so stop bringing loaded guns to political events, sometimes featuring the President, and then disband the NRA."

Posted by: DN | Sep 22, 2009 11:20:48 AM

The idea of legislating in the name of Christianity is something I cannot argue against because, although I am a Christian, I also believe in science and real logic.

It is very difficult to debate someone who makes up their own logic and science to fit their religious views. I've found it easier to talk to atheists.

Funny, I have yet to meet an atheist who is against gay rights.

Posted by: Bonnie_Half-Elven | Sep 22, 2009 1:10:18 PM

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