Sunday, August 27, 2006

Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris, the individual perhaps most directly responsible for getting a trained chimp in the White House, has a lot to say about religion ("Haris Clarifies Comments on Religion," ABC News):
MIAMI Aug 26, 2006 (AP)— 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 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.
Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."
God chooses our rulers? Why, here I thought they were picked in shady elections. Or by political hacks appointed to electoral colleges. Or, in the case of a certain President of the United States, by Katherine Harris and the Supreme Court.

And while we're at it, what's this shit with the title of that article? Harris is "clarifying" her comments? Can it be any more clear that the woman is a fucking idiot who hasn't even read or can't comprehend the text of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution? For those who need help finding it (apparently, that's a lot of people), here's the complete text of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I don't see anything about Congress abdicating its power to Jesus's dad. Further, the interview the article references—it can be found here—has many other little nuggets of wisdom demonstrating Harris' authoritarian beliefs:
Civil rights have to do with individual rights and I don’t think they apply to the gay issues. I have not supported gay marriage and I do not support any civil rights actions with regard to homosexuality.
(Harris apparently doesn't think homosexuals are individuals.)

As for states' rights? Well, they're not convenient either. "I fully support a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as being only between one man and one woman. I have voted in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment because we should not undermine the uniqueness of an institution that continues to serve as an essential thread in the fabric of our society," Harris said.

Is Harris against abortion? "Yes. Because it’s a life, it’s a life. Life begins at conception." I would have thought Harris would at least be clever enough to see that, according to her fanstasy world, life begins with Adam and Eve and continues on because of conception.

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