34 Comments on “Scared Of America Becoming A Theocracy? Here’s A Peek”

  1. “…that the Civil Magistrate is a competent Judge of Religious Truth; or
    that he may employ Religion as an engine of Civil policy. The first is an
    arrogant pretension falsified by the contradictory opinions of Rulers in
    all ages, and throughout the world: the second an unhallowed perversion of
    the means of salvation.” – James Madison

    The Christian doctrine commands communism for its adherents. If anything
    America was founded on the failure of Christianity in the colonies when
    communism failed.

  2. Really a straw man argument here…

    At 1:45 you are making it seem as though Broun is in favor of Religious
    Tests for Office and Established State Religions. This is clearly not the
    case. Absolutely nothing that Broun is doing is against the constitution.
    (Not that I’m saying I agree with his tactics, just pointing out that they
    are well within the bounds of the constitution). Finally… The Taliban
    comparison is a weak one. If you really believe that Broun would thrive in
    the Taliban based on his Judeo-Christian philosophies, then you must also
    believe that Washington and Lincoln, among others, would be great fits for
    the Taliban as well.

    False comparisons, very weak argument. 

  3. As shocking a concept as this may be to the religious right, but the United
    States was NEVER founded upon so-called Christian principles. This is not
    to say that the founding fathers didn’t believe in God; it’s an accepted
    fact that they did. However, these men were, children of, and students of
    the Enlightenment; they, most of all, would’ve understood quite clearly
    that there was a huge difference between being a Christian, and being an
    American.
    The constitution that they had written, was every bit of an Enlightenment
    document as “Two Treatises of Government,” “Leviathan” and the Declaration
    of Independence had been. The constitution, was every bit as much of an
    Enlightenment document as the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
    was going to be.

  4. the majority of Americans are not descended from the desert religion god
    they worship, what is wrong with these people not knowing their own roots.

  5. For this dumb ass speaking for the young terks get your info correct :-/ it
    does not say no religion this “test” you speak of is this. This has been
    interpreted to mean that no federal employee, whether elected or appointed,
    career or political, can be required to adhere to or accept any religion or
    belief. This clause immediately follows one requiring all federal and state
    officers to take an oath or affirmation of support to the Constitution,
    indicating that the requirement of such a statement does not imply any
    requirement by those so sworn to accept a particular religion or a
    particular doctrine. The option of giving an “affirmation” (rather than an
    “oath”) can be interpreted as not requiring any metaphysical belief or as a
    nod to Mennonites and Quakers who would not swear oaths but would make
    affirmations.

    Meaning it isn’t required.

    Last & most importantly the Founders identified themselves as Christians.
    Clearly, they did. In 1776, every European American, with the exception of
    about 2,500 Jews, identified himself or herself as a Christian. Moreover,
    approximately 98 percent of the colonists were Protestants, with the
    remaining 1.9 percent being Roman Catholics, But this reality is not
    particularly interesting. These men and women might have been bad
    Christians, they may have been Christians significantly influenced by
    non-Christian ideas, or they may even have been Christians self-consciously
    attempting to create a secular political order, Meaning both…… founded
    upon religious inspiration & ideas &/or principles.

    George Washington
    1st U.S. President
    “While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and
    soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of
    religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our
    highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
    –The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.
    John Adams
    2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their
    only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts
    there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to
    temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity
    towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty
    God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
    –Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
    “The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were
    the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen
    could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their
    address, or by me in my answer. And what were these general Principles? I
    answer, the general Principles of Christianity, in which all these Sects
    were United: And the general Principles of English and American Liberty, in
    which all those young Men United, and which had United all Parties in
    America, in Majorities sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence.
    “Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general
    Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence
    and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as
    unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System.”
    –Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, excerpt from a letter to Thomas
    Jefferson.
    “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the
    history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by
    succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be
    commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God
    Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows,
    games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of
    this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”
    –Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776.
    Thomas Jefferson
    3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be
    thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in
    the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That
    they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my
    country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep
    forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation,
    is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural
    influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in
    that event.”
    –Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.
    “I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of
    Jesus Christ.”
    –The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.
    John Hancock
    1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each
    individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your
    dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man
    ought to take from us.”
    –History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.
    Benjamin Franklin
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Unites States Constitution
    “Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That
    He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.
    “That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his
    other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with
    justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be
    the fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do
    in whatever sect I meet with them.
    “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I
    think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the
    best the world ever saw, or is likely to see;
    “But I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have,
    with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his
    divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never
    studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect
    soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm,
    however, in its being believed, if that belief has the good consequence, as
    probably it has, of making his doctrines more respected and more observed;
    especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by
    distinguishing the unbelievers in his government of the world with any
    peculiar marks of his displeasure.”
    –Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of
    Yale University on March 9, 1790.

    Samuel Adams
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Father of the American
    Revolution
    “And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great
    family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by
    humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants
    may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may
    cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been
    among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that
    holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
    may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to
    the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace.”
    –As Governor of Massachusetts, Proclamation of a Day of Fast, March 20,
    1797.
    James Madison
    4th U.S. President
    “A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal
    monuments of Renown and Bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in
    the Annals of Heaven.”
    –Written to William Bradford on November 9, 1772, Faith of Our Founding
    Fathers by Tim LaHaye, pp. 130-131; Christianity and the Constitution — The
    Faith of Our Founding Fathers by John Eidsmoe, p. 98.
    Notice of Correction: I wish to acknowledge that the following quotation,
    previously attributed to James Madison, has been found to be the actual
    declaration of Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, first president of Princeton
    University where James Madison studied. In researching this correction, I
    discovered as well that some sources wrongly attribute the quote to Rev.
    John Witherspoon, the president of Princeton University when James Madison
    graduated.
    “Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”
    –America’s Providential History by Stephen K. McDowell, p. 93.
    James Monroe
    5th U.S. President
    “When we view the blessings with which our country has been favored, those
    which we now enjoy, and the means which we possess of handing them down
    unimpaired to our latest posterity, our attention is irresistibly drawn to
    the source from whence they flow. Let us then, unite in offering our most
    grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All
    Good.”
    –Monroe made this statement in his 2nd Annual Message to Congress,
    November 16, 1818.
    John Quincy Adams
    6th U.S. President
    “The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in
    the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion
    of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of
    the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope
    than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated
    distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made
    ‘bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the
    earth shall see the salvation of our God’ (Isaiah 52:10).”
    –Life of John Quincy Adams, p. 248.
    William Penn
    Founder of Pennsylvania
    “I do declare to the whole world that we believe the Scriptures to contain
    a declaration of the mind and will of God in and to those ages in which
    they were written; being given forth by the Holy Ghost moving in the hearts
    of holy men of God; that they ought also to be read, believed, and
    fulfilled in our day; being used for reproof and instruction, that the man
    of God may be perfect. They are a declaration and testimony of heavenly
    things themselves, and, as such, we carry a high respect for them. We
    accept them as the words of God Himself.”
    –Treatise of the Religion of the Quakers, p. 355.
    Roger Sherman
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution
    “I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three
    persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance
    equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments
    are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may
    glorify and enjoy him. That God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass,
    so as thereby he is not the author or approver of sin. That he creates all
    things, and preserves and governs all creatures and all their actions, in a
    manner perfectly consistent with the freedom of will in moral agents, and
    the usefulness of means. That he made man at first perfectly holy, that the
    first man sinned, and as he was the public head of his posterity, they all
    became sinners in consequence of his first transgression, are wholly
    indisposed to that which is good and inclined to evil, and on account of
    sin are liable to all the miseries of this life, to death, and to the pains
    of hell forever.
    “I believe that God having elected some of mankind to eternal life, did
    send his own Son to become man, die in the room and stead of sinners and
    thus to lay a foundation for the offer of pardon and salvation to all
    mankind, so as all may be saved who are willing to accept the gospel offer:
    also by his special grace and spirit, to regenerate, sanctify and enable to
    persevere in holiness, all who shall be saved; and to procure in
    consequence of their repentance and faith in himself their justification by
    virtue of his atonement as the only meritorious cause.
    “I believe a visible church to be a congregation of those who make a
    credible profession of their faith in Christ, and obedience to him, joined
    by the bond of the covenant.
    “I believe that the souls of believers are at their death made perfectly
    holy, and immediately taken to glory: that at the end of this world there
    will be a resurrection of the dead, and a final judgement of all mankind,
    when the righteous shall be publicly acquitted by Christ the Judge and
    admitted to everlasting life and glory, and the wicked be sentenced to
    everlasting punishment.”
    –The Life of Roger Sherman, pp. 272-273.

    Benjamin Rush
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Ratifier of the U.S.
    Constitution
    “The gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in
    every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all
    situations!”
    –The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, pp. 165-166.
    “Christianity is the only true and perfect religion, and that in proportion
    as mankind adopts its principles and obeys its precepts, they will be wise
    and happy.”
    –Essays, Literary, Moral, and Philosophical, published in 1798.
    “I know there is an objection among many people to teaching children
    doctrines of any kind, because they are liable to be controverted. But let
    us not be wiser than our Maker.
    “If moral precepts alone could have reformed mankind, the mission of the
    Son of God into all the world would have been unnecessary. The perfect
    morality of the gospel rests upon the doctrine which, though often
    controverted has never been refuted: I mean the vicarious life and death of
    the Son of God.”
    –Essays, Literary, Moral, and Philosophical, published in 1798.
    John Witherspoon
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Clergyman and President of
    Princeton University
    “While we give praise to God, the Supreme Disposer of all events, for His
    interposition on our behalf, let us guard against the dangerous error of
    trusting in, or boasting of, an arm of flesh … If your cause is just, if
    your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear
    the multitude of opposing hosts.
    “What follows from this? That he is the best friend to American liberty,
    who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion,
    and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and
    immorality of every kind.
    “Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of
    his country.”
    –Sermon at Princeton University, “The Dominion of Providence over the
    Passions of Men,” May 17, 1776.
    Alexander Hamilton
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Ratifier of the U.S.
    Constitution
    “I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if
    I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give
    my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any
    proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.”
    –Famous American Statesmen, p. 126.
    Patrick Henry
    Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution
    “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
    was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but
    on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths
    have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
    –The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.
    “The Bible … is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever
    printed.”
    –Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, p. 402.
    John Jay
    1st Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and President of the American
    Bible Society
    “By conveying the Bible to people thus circumstanced, we certainly do them
    a most interesting kindness. We thereby enable them to learn that man was
    originally created and placed in a state of happiness, but, becoming
    disobedient, was subjected to the degradation and evils which he and his
    posterity have since experienced.
    “The Bible will also inform them that our gracious Creator has provided for
    us a Redeemer, in whom all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; that
    this Redeemer has made atonement “for the sins of the whole world,” and
    thereby reconciling the Divine justice with the Divine mercy has opened a
    way for our redemption and salvation; and that these inestimable benefits
    are of the free gift and grace of God, not of our deserving, nor in our
    power to deserve.”
    –In God We Trust—The Religious Beliefs and Ideas of the American Founding
    Fathers, p. 379.
    “In forming and settling my belief relative to the doctrines of
    Christianity, I adopted no articles from creeds but such only as, on
    careful examination, I found to be confirmed by the Bible.”
    –American Statesman Series, p. 360.

    All of it backed by documentation :)

  6. To answer this videos title question; no, I’m not afraid. I’m more afraid
    (annoyed by the ALREADY EXISTING plutocracy. Know your true enemy. This is
    a smoke screen.

  7. Please good citizens of Georgia—Vote this turkey out of office! Don’t let
    him go to the senate. He swears to uphold the bible instead of the
    constitution. 

  8. There is more chance that the tooth fairy really exists than that America
    is in danger of becoming a theocracy. This guy is just one individual loon.
    In Europe we are going to have way more political problems with religion
    (islam) than America could even dream of in the coming decades. Can anyone
    say demographic trends?That is why right wing political parties in Europe
    are now rising which make the Republican party look like socialist hippies
    in comparison.

  9. The hypocrisy of TYT is astounding. Whenever conservatives complain about
    how liberals are taking over society, they laugh at such ridiculousness.
    However, when liberals see something they don’t like, they come unglued.
    Yes, because one politician said something religious, we are heading for a
    theocracy just like Iran.

  10. “Did you catch that second requirement?”
    No, I really couldn’t. You need to give him subtitles.

  11. Republicans are our Taliban. Notice how Europe purged all of their hard
    right influences. I wonder if had anything to do with a certain far right
    wing party that took power in a powerful country over there that ended up
    taking over all of Europe? Nazi’s? Taliban? Reactionaries? Fascists?
    Theocrats? now Republicans? I guess they’re all of the above. Also notice
    how Democrats don’t have any far left outliers screaming about
    redistribution of wealth, or atheism.

  12. The people in other countries finally opened their eyes, when the hell is
    America going to open theirs? 

  13. Religious sociopaths are voted into office by religiously deluded, idiots
    and fools. Want sanity in congress? Force people to pass a science exam on
    geology and evolution before their allowed to vote.

  14. Theocrats ALWAYS place in-group preference above any real analysis of harm
    vs. well-being. They are the ethical equivalent of toddlers.

  15. “Judeo-Christian” is a term that never existed before WW2. It is featured
    so heavily in GOP rhetoric because it further conflates Judaism and
    Christianity, confusing the useful idiots in the evangelical crowd and
    helping prompt them into supporting wars that are more in Israel’s interest
    than America’s.

    But the whole Judeo-Christian rhetoric helps solidify this masochistic
    relationship US politicians have with Israel. The Israel-first crowd
    comprises an enormous portion of Congress.

    And yes, the evangelicals *are* played for the useful idiots to Israel
    lobby that they have allowed themselves to become. Sad, but true. It
    helps garner support for Middle Eastern “crusades”… Netanyahu the
    Warmonger loves using the aforementioned term.

  16. I can’t really decide what’s worse, America becoming a Theocracy, or a
    Corporate Oligarchy. Or, I should say, even more of a corporate oligarchy.
    One thing is for sure, it’s not really democracy anymore, it just looks
    like it on the surface.

  17. Oh look.. another religious bigot propagating the intellectual retardation
    of humanity. Shall I remind people.. He is an “Elected” Official. 

  18. This is why people think Christianity is bad, because the government wants
    make dumbass decisions based upon the bible.

  19. The apparent popularity of American fundamentalism isn’t due to an increase
    in the number of American fundamentalists, nor is it due to an increase
    their power– rather, it’s the dying breath of a once-powerful religious
    beast that is being overwhelmed by rationality and secularism.

  20. John 18,36: Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my
    servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my
    kingdom is from another place.”
    Asking for the bible to be used for legislation is as unbiblical as
    unconstitutional. A christian should see him/herself as a citicen of heaven
    and therefore a foreigner to any country s/he lives in. Foreigners don’t
    (or shouldn’t) dictate legislations in their own countries manners, that is
    a bad representation of their home. People may have reason to think we’re
    strange, that’s no surprise. If they think we’re harmful, we’re not
    representing Jesus.

  21. “can we afford it?”
    Like two unfunded wars? Tax cuts for the rich? Billions in corporate
    welfare?
    oops.

  22. This shit is unimportant, I am sure the politicians will sort and figure it
    out. By the way, did anyone catch the last episode of Here Comes Honey Boo
    Boo? God bless that family, they represent what this country is all about!

  23. Seems to me the Biblical standards are fairly lax in some areas, since
    rape, genocide, incest, slavery, physical assault of women and children are
    all condoned by the Bible, while getting divorced and having pre-marital
    sex are forbidden. So this guy is going to vote every time based on
    Biblical standards? That should prove interesting for most of his
    constituents. 

  24. do US government officials take entrance tests? like college entrance exams?

    it’s like they don’t even know their own constitution

  25. I still think that anyone who runs for government office should take a
    civics test. Seriously, you have to take a test to handle food and drinks
    for food service certification, shouldn’t you have to take a civics test
    about the US government and Constitution if you run for office?

  26. Do republicans ever read the constitution. How can these fucking fanatics
    understand America when you don’t know the constitution of the United
    States of America. un-fucking-believable

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