“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than these people are to be free. Establish the law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state to effect and on a general plan.”
— Thomas Jefferson (inscribed on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.)
We know Bill Maher has writers. Lots of them. If you only have three-fifths of a brain, you need writers, and somebody to empty your drool cup during commercial breaks.
In his latest moron monologue Billy would have you believe The Founding Fathers and the Tea Party have nothing in common. According to Bill, the Founders including John Adams hated religion, Blacks are excluded from the Tea Party, Tea Party people are ignorant idiots and common scum, the Founders had no use for common people, the Founders cared less for Black slaves, and Sarah Palin hates lawyers.
Do your own research and you’ll find the Founders agonized over the issue of slavery.
As you watch (*) this circus clown make a fool of himself, keep in mind these Founding Fathers were devoted Christians: John Adams, James Madison, John Hancock, John Dickinson, Elias Boudinot, Charles Pinckney, John Witherspoon, James Wilson, Samuel Adams, George Mason, Oliver Ellsworth, Patrick Henry, John Jay, Benjamin Rush, and Roger Sherman. In fact, most of the Founders were at least nominal Christians, certainly not deists or religion-hating secularists, as Billy fatuously contends.
Though not strictly born-again Christians, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin frequently noted the role of religion in public life, the importance of religiously informed morality in the furtherance of good citizenship, God’s role in the affairs of men, and the preeminent moral authority of Christ.
Consequently, Bill Maher’s monologue is entirely incorrect, but it’s designed that way. Maher has no interest in the truth. His only interest is self-promotion. Certainly his gross misrepresentations bely his disinterest in truth.
Attacking political enemies in the most under-handed ways is his great interest, especially if it helps him stay ‘in the money.’
The Founders: government severely limited by the Constitution, individual freedom, private property, economic freedom, low taxation, strong national defense, virtue-based citizenry supporting Republic informed by morality, based on the Judeo-Christian ethic.
The Tea Party: government severely limited by the Constitution, individual freedom, private property, economic freedom, low taxation, strong national defense, virtue-based citizenry supporting Republic informed by morality, based on the Judeo-Christian ethic.
Can you see why Maher insists these two groups have nothing in common? And Palin is the dolt?
Bill Maher, as usual, cute, but stupid. To deny the majority of the Founders were serious Christians is to deny reality. Those interested in truth will read real scholars:
“The Founders on God and Government” By Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison
Professional wise crackers like Bill have an easy time fooling an ignorant audience. Notice he never debates real adversaries, preferring to remain in the shadows sniping at anyone and everyone with whom he disagrees, not on the merits, always from an angle of personal attack.
The ignorant lap up Maher’s drivel, unable to detect his outright lies.
He must attack the Tea Party in this way if only to try and hold his crumbling minority together.
(I’d love to see him one-on-one with Krauthammer or Medved or Bennett or Gingrich or Prager. It wouldn’t be fair, but I’d love to see it!)
Yuck it up Bill. Yeah, yeah, it’s only show biz and comedy and all that crap. Lighten up. Not so funny though when you realize Maher and people like him contribute greatly to America’s decline and eventual fall.
Will you be laughing when they slam the cell door in the gulag and shove your gruel under the door? On that day you’ll face Real Time.
(*) Moron monologue here.
Bonus material: The Black Tea Party
When do you think Maher will have Anita MonCrief on his program? Will he ask her if The Founders considered her three fifths of a person? I hope so. She’ll probably give him the education he is lacking.
Have you ever noticed how people like Bill Maher claim the moral high ground and in the same breath deny traditional and transcendent moral authority respected by the vast majority of people for thousands of years? It’s like he thinks he’s god or something. Oh. But that’s true isn’t it: he believes he is a god unto himself.
And we’re the crazy people.