Friday, January 21, 2011

Republican Jesus, Republican Constitution

Teabaggers and their originalist friends take the same approach to the founder of Christianity that they take to the Founders of the United States.  They make it up to suit their own fantasies:

In July of 1798, Congress passed – and President John Adams signed - “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

Keep in mind that the 5th Congress did not really need to struggle over the intentions of the drafters of the Constitutions in creating this Act as many of its members were the drafters of the Constitution.

And when the Bill came to the desk of President John Adams for signature, I think it’s safe to assume that the man in that chair had a pretty good grasp on what the framers had in mind.

What's good for the teabaggers, wingnuts, and originalists?  That and only that is what Jesus and Jefferson et al intended.  Never mind what they actually did.

The self-conservatives get the best of all possible worlds while they're alive, and their reward for suffering (from the presence of people like me) is that their streets are paved with well-deserved gold while we writhe somewhere far away out of earshot in a lake of fire.  Win!

(h/t DailyKos and Political Correction)

Also, more at the Plum Line.

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