I just have to call it what it is. That bizzatch is crazy as hell. And dangerous. People have the right to believe in God — whatever that means to them — as they see fit. Or the right not to believe anything at all. That’s the concept on which this country was founded. Freedom of religion is enshrined in the Bill of Rights. It’s called the First Amendment, dawg.

That’s what’s scary about the state of the current Republican party. The actual ideals that many of them espouse run counter to the historic ideals of America, regardless of how much they may wrap the flag around torture, unlawful invasion, warrantless searches, racial profiling, anti-immigrant discrimination, voter disenfranchisement (including of women), general unenlightened bigotry and theocratism. It’s scary to me and it’s looks like it’s troubling to many patriotic, non-insane Republicans.

Ann Coulter’s ideal America from Fox New’s transcript from Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show “The Big Idea”:

DEUTSCH: Would there be more tolerance? Would there be — would women be happier, would the races get along better? The Ann Coulter subscription — prescription. What — tell me what would be different in our fabric of country, because —

COULTER: Well, all of those things.

DEUTSCH: I can give — I can give you an argument there would be more divisiveness, that there would be more hate —

COULTER: Oh, no.

DEUTSCH: That there would be a bigger difference between the rich and the poor, a lot of other — tell me what — why this would be a better world? Let’s give you — I’m going to give you — say this is your show.

COULTER: Well, OK, take the Republican National Convention. People were happy. They’re Christian. They’re tolerant. They defend America, they —

DEUTSCH: Christian — so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?

COULTER: Yes.

DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?

COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

[...]
DEUTSCH: That isn’t what I said, but you said I should not — we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then, or —

COULTER: Yeah.
[...]
COULTER: No, we think — we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn’t really say that, did you?

Making it your mission to “perfect” other people sometimes takes the form of killing them when they don’t conform to your own narrow notions of what they should look like or believe or do. Forms like the Final Solution. The Inquisition. And Ethnic Cleansing.

Anyway, reading Coulter’s vile spew makes me sick. I know she’s popular on the talk shows because of the shock value. Still, UGH. Giving her any kind of podium — well, she has freedom of speech and I would like more freedom not to listen to her smug (and false) superiority. Like David Duke, I sure wish she would fade into obscurity where she belongs. Media Matters has it and oh yeah, a few tidbits from her record of misogynism, general hatred towards world religions and racism, too. Funny how those all those so often go hand in hand…

Honestly though, I’d urge Media Matters to beef up their database on Coulter. She has said some horrifying things, only a fraction of which have made it onto the site, it would appear.

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