The Religious Right expresses faith that their Lord will help to solve the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will resolve the unemployment situation and the economic crisis, Extreme religious leaders proclaim the need for Dominionism: political participation that attempts to dominate the political process and avoid a loss of choices.
From conception to death, a soulless government denies them their choices. They are pushed to fight for stability, for freedom, for their social conservatism, and for the issues that define their existence. Religious Right adherents express their wrath against President Obama because...because he is not close to their Lord but is only President Obama. Reducing life and death issue to slogans and shibboleths, while ignoring rigorous analysis, leaves Religious Right voters easily manipulated by those who cater to their religious beliefs, hypocritical moral salutations and value judgments. Those who don't cater to them and present sensible policies are vehemently rejected. No mistaking the power and effectiveness of the Religious Right. It contains many millions of dedicated and vocal followers who demand respect from candidates and are able to shape policies and elections.
The Tea Party arrives with built-in contradictions. Its followers wave the American flag, and extoll U.S. democratic values and freedoms that they believe make the rest of the world jealous. Then the claim they want their country back. Why are they extolling their nation's values and freedoms if they feel these have been taken away from them? They have been allowed to hold public meetings and vote; haven't they? They also fervently support the American Israel Political action Committee (AIPAC), an organization that is accused of derailing government foreign policy to the wants of a foreign nation, and which has taken their country away, far away from them.
House Republicans want Americans to suggest and debate government policies. According to project chairman, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, America Speaking Out will showcase "the common voice of the common man" and gather ideas "from all corners of America."
So, we have a new website, America Speaking Out. Now we can have the world's largest conference meeting and make sure, as in most conferences, that nothing is done. Who is going to read all the millions of contradictory messages, separate the wheat from the chaff, correlate them, poll them and bring them together into comprehensive polices? Can't we expect that the final compilation of ideas will conform to longstanding GOP principles -- smaller government, lower taxes, less spending? This project resembles a tricky stratagem rather than a cooperative strategy.
It's time to expose these forces as malcontents who don't demonstrate proper understanding of government functions and don't propose meaningful agendas towards solving problems. Their operations, consciously or unconsciously, tend towards several purposes; create disharmony, interrupt sensible debate, degrade meaningful thought and stagnate solutions to problems.
Diminishing the power of these destructive elements of American society is a high priority that cannot be lightly ignored. These groups are evolving into a danger to an effective and democratically run United States.