Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote in 1962, “…a union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.”
The founding fathers did a good job in the First Amendment to the Constitution of keeping government out of religion. They utterly failed at keeping religion out of government.
The current moves by the Religious Right and the Political Right to amalgamate are the culmination and condemnation of that failure. They are also an open defiance of the law by Mr. Trump and his coterie of vultures.
Trump swore to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution…” That oath of office is prescribed in the Constitution, itself. Add oath-breaker to Trump’s list of qualifications.
The goddess Nemesis had responsibility for punishing oath-breakers, and Zeus was fond of punishing those mortals who exhibited hubris – too much pride. Where are they when we need them?
[Originally published as a blog by “WhatDrWho” in the dystopian novel, “Holy Fire.” Copyright 2016. See the Home Page for ordering information.
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