"The platform demands that lawmakers use religion as a guide when legislating, stipulating “that man-made law must be consistent with God-given, natural rights.”
It also encourages the teaching of the Bible in public schools because, the amendment said, a good understanding of its contents is “indispensable for the development of an educated citizenry.”"
I'll go for that when hell freezes over. Much of their platform involves the Republican party - and the government - sticking its nose into our most personal affairs, in the most intrusive ways. That is a dog that absolutely does not hunt.
If a school wants to offer a course in comparative religion, or a course in the Bible as literature, that's one thing. What the Republicans want is something else entirely; teaching the Bible in the context they want is best left to parents, at home. What the Republicans want is no better than what ISIS wants, perhaps - for the moment - with a little less bloodshed. If those people have ever read the First Amendment, it's clear to me that they do not understand it.
The Republican National Convention will be interesting to watch, as they take another huge step toward political self-immolation.
Here in Colorado, the Republicans hit a low back in 2010 with the Dan Maes/Tom "Ol' 1Y" Tancredo/Ken "Buck-pedalin'" Buck fiascoes. The best they can do these days, especially at the local machine level, is put up Obama chimp memes
and go on rants about blacks ... and they are still on the 'Obama is a Muslim' kick.
Time for a change. We need a political party whose platform is 'justice for all.' Neither party is capable of that, especially the Republicans.