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Fascism, Faith, Fortune, And Fancy — Desperately Seeking Validation

Fascism, Faith, Fortune, And Fancy — Desperately Seeking Validation

14th Amendment, Abrahamic Traditions, activism, anger, autonomy, awareness, bigotry, Challenge, Change, Christian Church, Christianity, Church, citizenship, community, Compassion, conflict, conservatism, constitution, courage, critical judgment, culture, Current Events, Discernment, Enlightenment, Evangelicalism, faith, faithfulness, Fascism, Fear, Fundamentalism, hate, Hope, injustice, justice, monotheism, Presidency, progressive politics, Religion, Resistance, Secularity, social justice, Spirituality, Theology, Tolerance, Trump, Uncategorized
NOTE:  This column was written and scheduled for publication before the unsealing of the Manafort-Gates indictments and before the revelation of the "Guilty" plea by Papadopoulos. Both those developments make me even more nervous about the potential of progressives' fond visions of impeachment leading them to step into a political Venus flytrap. So the following is, if anything, even more relevant. By now, I suppose it is a commonplace, almost a cliché, to say that conservative / Reformed evangelical / fundamentalist Christians have Donald Trump and Jesus hopelessly confused. I would not break a lance arguing against that. The entire Reformed / evangelical Christian church – most of it, anyway, though with certain conspicuous exceptions – has, Esau-like, sold its moral and spiritual
Cheap Shots at Cheap Shots

Cheap Shots at Cheap Shots

citizenship, civics, community, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, Fear, First Amendment, Rationality, Religion, Spirituality
Carly Fiorina has about as much chance of being elected President as I do. I admit I say that with mild irritation, because, of the two of us, I am probably the more qualified. (Which is not saying much: I have the same reaction to Sarah Palin, and compared to Palin, Fiorina is Margaret Thatcher.) So, in terms of electoral politics, the recent mini-kerfuffle that ensued when Fiorina dipped her toe into the roiling waters of the vax / anti-vax debate is of no consequence. But the incident, though trivial from the standpoint of retail politics, does illustrate the sad state of how Americans misconceive the nature and extent of individual rights in relation to the legitimate prerogatives of the state, and how the Republican Party has emasculated itself in terms of its ability to deal with the...