Oklahoma state representative Sally Kern gathered with some Holy Rollers in the rotunda of the Oklahoma legislature this last weekend and gave the world a “Proclamation For Morality,” sang some hymns and sacrificed a goat – or something. The gist of the piece (below) was a litany of quotes from our Founding Fathers about God and some spurious and fallacious statements about the connection between morality and gays and the economy (no, I’m not making that up, again you can read it at the end of my article). So what is the role of religion in government and in the Republican party? Sit back, relax, enjoy, and let the Beefboy do, what the Beefboy does best… and that’s break it right on down for you!
Sally Kern, and her desire to create law “by The Book”, is a relic of a bygone age. I keep hoping that Natural or Un-Natural Selection will rid us of the Religousaurus in politics, but we haven’t had a good extinction-level event yet. Let me say that I have no problem at all with Sally and her ilk delivering a “Proclamation For Morality” from her local church, or sacrificing goats for that matter, but when you bring that silliness into a legislative body, then you insult the Founding Fathers who fought so hard to keep us from having wizards, clerics and popes dictate law.
Frankly Sally, if you want religion in your government, then you should look into a move to Iran. They’re big on morality too! You’ll love it! Of course, you’ll have no freedom whatsoever and you’ll have no rights as a woman, but by Allah… you’ll have some fucking morality!!!
Meanwhile, let’s look at the bigger picture. Sally Kern is one reason (but only one!) that Republicans are stupid. Over the past nine months, starting with Bush and the Democratic Congress, and continuing with Obama, they have spent money like Paris Hilton on vacation in Paris, France. The nutsacks in charge have expanded the spending and the role of government like never before, rapidly creating a socialist utopia that will enslave and impoverish the United States in record time.
If you are in the opposition party (unfortunately we only have two legitimate parties), now is the time to be the voice of REASON. Republicans have an opportunity to gain ground by appealing to people who are upset at the explosion of government spending and a government who is creeping far outside of the limits imposed by our Constitution. Instead, you have Republican Governor Mark Sanford travelling to Venezuela to fuck hot Latinas, Republican Governor Sarah Palin quitting her job mid-stream because only “dead fish go with the flow” and Sally Kern wagging her finger at us because women are not wearing burkas in strip clubs. Sally and the gang are focused on bullshit and other Republican leaders are doing everything under the sun to undermine the most important message.
Republican stupidity is stunning! You’d think after getting their pious ass reamed in the congressional elections of 2006, or the presidential elections of 2008, that the GOP would consider dropping bullshit like “Proclamations of Morality” and try to appeal to people who want LESS GOVERNMENT! Some people never learn and I could care less if Republicans ever get in power again, as long as we get a viable third party who can focus on what’s important instead of devising new ways for government to spend my money or tell me what to do.
And finally, to Sally and her supporters, I leave you with the words of Jesus, who said, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.”
Dig it! Amen.
- The Beefboy
Oh, and Sally, I’m also making you the Beefboy’s Nutsack of the Moment. Congratulations!
SALLY KERN’S OKLAHOMA CITIZEN’S PROCLAMATION FOR MORALITY
We the People of Oklahoma, Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to
secure and perpetuate the blessing of Liberty; to secure just and rightful Government; to promote
our mutual Welfare and Happiness, do establish this proclamation and call upon the people of the
great State of Oklahoma, and our fellow Patriots in these United States of America who look to
the Lord for guidance, to acknowledge the need for a national awakening of righteousness in our
WHEREAS, “It is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon
which Freedom can securely stand” (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with
human passions unbridled by Religion and Morality” (John Adams); and
WHEREAS, “Our Constitution was made only for a Moral and Religious people” (John
WHEREAS, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the
power of government…but upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity
of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to
the Ten Commandments of God” (James Madison); and
WHEREAS, “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that
belongs to us by the laws of God (Benjamin Franklin); and
WHEREAS, “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” (Thomas Jefferson); and
WHEREAS, “Whether any free government can be permanent, where the public
worship of God, and the support of Religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state”
(Joseph Story); and
WHEREAS, “We hold sacred the rights of conscience, and promise to the people…the
free and undisturbed exercise of their religion” (Roger Sherman); and
WHEREAS, “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians”
(Patrick Henry); and
WHEREAS, “When you…exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be
impressed upon your mind that God commands you to choose just men who will rule in the fear of
God” (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, “The principles of genuine Liberty and of wise laws and administrations
are to be drawn from the Bible” (Noah Webster); and
WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance upon the
Creator of the Universe; and
WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national
moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion,
pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and
many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking
the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and
WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused
to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of
WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States
disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to
an immoral behavior;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we the undersigned elected officials
of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of the State of Oklahoma, appealing to
the Supreme Judge of the world, solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma
and of these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and Morality as put forth in the
HOLY BIBLE; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, believers in the One True God and His
only Son, call upon all to join with us in recognizing that “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the
Lord,” and humbly implore all who love Truth and Virtue to live above reproach in the sight of God
and man with a firm reliance on the leadership and protection of Almighty God; and
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our
Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment,
and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great
Signed on the second day of July in the year of our Lord Christ Two Thousand and Nine.