Friday, February 17, 2012

Why Pat Buchanan was fired by MSNBC

After just hearing Chris Matthews apologize for Pat Buchanan saying he was just trying to return us to the values of the 50's.  REALLY?  You mean when Jim Crow and sodomy laws were in full force?  When mom stayed home and had dinner ready in high heels?  The "good old days" weren't necessarily all that good.  Beyond racism, sexism and homophobia check out the high school graduation rates and how many people got college degrees.

I wanted to find out what Buchanan actually said without investing the book. These quotes are from a list of 12 at TMP.  And Pat, despite what your personal beliefs, under our Constitution, Christianity is "just another religion."  Many of its believers are proving the framers thought that a state religion was not a good idea by trying to impose cherry-picked values on all Americans.

From the chapter, “The Death Of Christian America”:
Obama’s White House thus enlisted in the long and successful campaign to expel Christianity from the public square, diminish its presence in our public life, and reduce its role to that of just another religion.
Also from the chapter, “The End Of White America”:
Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus.
From the chapter, “Equality or Freedom?”:
Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality.

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