I’m not really into politics, but here lately some politicians have been saying some really crazy things. Scary things.
Maybe I didn’t notice it before, because I agreed with the majority in my state. Maybe I didn’t notice it because I didn’t care to. I don’t really know, but it seems to me that it has become all about religious beliefs. Good vs. Evil if you will.
Here are a list of just a few of the crazy things I’m aware of. I imagine there is a lot more, that I don’t know about.
First you have Charlie Fuqua(R) from Arkansas,who endorses the death penalty for rebellious children.
The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21:
Along with his endorsement of the death penalty for the rebellious child, he advocates that all Muslims be removed from the United States. He went on to say that it would take care of the “Muslim problem” in the U.S.
Mr. Fuqua even has the nerve to act surprised when others don’t agree. Going so far as to state.
“I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,”
Then we have Jon Hubbard(R), from Arkansas. Mr. Hubbard has written a new book in which he claims that slavery “may have actually been a blessing in disguise” and that immigration both legal and illegal, “will lead to planned wars or extermination.”
Hubbard has a supporter though! Loy Mauch(R), Arkansas, has this to say about slavery.
If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?
Arkansas people are you embarrassed? I think I would be.
What is going on? This is not acceptable, not to me and it should not be acceptable to anyone else either. Women why would we want any kind of leader that would say only “legitimate rape” results in pregnancy? Rape is rape and trying to say otherwise is just,well, crazy to me. Saying to a whole group of people that their suffering was a “blessing in disguise” that it allowed them to have the freedoms they have today is dismissing what really happened or at the least minimizing it.
Like I said before I don’t follow politics closely, but how could I not notice just these few things that I have posted about. I cannot, in good conscience, vote for any party that believes such things.
It’s time to educate ourselves and stop dismissing others pain and suffering. Perhaps it’s time that I myself pay better attention.