Monday, August 28, 2006

For the love of God, this woman must lose!

Today's "this woman must lose" post isn't about Shrillary or Pe-loser, but about a Republican. Specifically, about Katherine Harris. From Newsmax:
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws."

The Florida Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.
News flash, Rep. Hairbrained: abortion is already legal. Gay marriage has been written into several states' constitutions. Settle down with the melodrama, OK?

I agree with one thing: there is no "separation of church and state", my friends. It's not in the Constitution, nor is it in the Declaration of Independence. I've read the First Amendment a million times, and it's not in there. I may be nitpicking here, but I cringe whenever I read "the constitution's wall separating church and state"! There is no such thing.

Having said that, I think it's safe to say that we are in a theocracy-free country where each of us are allowed to send our souls to Hell, if we see fit. "Sin" is already legal: we are free (i.e. legally allowed) to engage in fornication, adultery, swearing, cohabitating (i.e. shacking up), viewing of p0rn, drinking to excess, eating to excess, etc. Is Harris suggesting that each of those freedoms be legislatively revoked?

While we're at it, I'd like to know if she thinks that Jewish legislators plan on writing "sin" into law, or if they are incapable of proper governance? I'm obviously not the only one who wonders that:
Her comments drew criticism, including some from fellow Republicans who called them offensive and not representative of the party.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who is Jewish, told the Orlando Sentinel that she was "disgusted" by the comments.
While Congresswoman Schultz may or may not have been merely posturing politically, I must concur with her expressed sentiments.

Republicans have been avoiding Harris like Hillary avoids Arkansas. We Floridians have to pray that Harris is defeated in the primary, because she absolutely cannot beat Bill Nelson in the Senate race this November. The good news is that Harris has primary opponents. The bad news is that they are unknowns who may splinter the votes enough to hand Harris the party's nomination. The somewhat unpopular and very vulnerable Nelson is thanking his lucky stars that Harris is in this race.