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Hello Summerville, welcome to the SHL lists.
I can understand how you might fear a new round of secessionism given Charleston's history of starting the war at Fort Sumter 146 years ago. Nonetheless, the people to fear are not the KKK or other extremist religious & racist violent little groups THE PEOPLE TO FEAR ARE THE DEADLY THEOCRATS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, PENTAGON & court houses Columbia to Columbus. Yes 78 per cent of alleged voters embraced fundamentalist hate of homosexuals last November in this state.
But it only takes one third of the US Senate to block a majority of the people for law enforcement called the US Constitution.
Boy Bush has such a Senatorial cabal to keep him in his illegally obtained "presidency." His only shroud is his core constituency of rabid bible thumpers. A large majority want the corrupt war profiteers impeached & removed from office but people are savvy enough to understand the votes are not there to indict Cheney & W yet for their crimes.
The American Revolution was literally fought over "divine rights of kings" to tax just a few pennies from farmers & merchants, yet today, trillions of dollars in inflation & banking frauds & borrowed money for a genocidal war for oil & the worst of the industrialists are not enough to mobilize a sedentary middle class for justice. As Pogo said: "I've met the enemy & it is us." People don't mind praying to the flag as long as they have lots of money with In god We Trust printed on it.
A relative handful of xians may indeed grab power in Dover, PA & try to shove their anti-science religion down the throats of all public school students, but even a Republican Judge appointed by boy Bush found for evolution over creationism in disguise from genesis called "intelligent design." The problem is not some extreme isolated power grab, it is the mainstreaming of corruption in the White House, Congress & the US Sup Ct poised to do more than "legalize" the halting of vote counting so that a brother in Flordia can install a Texas incompetent on Pennsylvania Avenue.
McCarthyism is alive & well, just a bit more sophisticated than Jim Crow & red baiting of the past. When people are ready to guard against any intrusion upon their liberties in large numbers, not just a few hundred Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, real progress may be had towards reversing the theocracy of whites only circa 1956, xians only circa 1996 & heterosexuals only circa 2006. Blacks may no longer get lynched, but this state refuses to fund public schools for them. The Republican Party is merely an arm of establishment white churches. Now the scapegoats are lesbians & gays who want to inherit from one another in relationships illegally called marriages. All of that is learned from the pulpit, not here in this little SHL group yet feared by many thousands of bible thumpers.
All we have to do is speak out, quote their bible back to them.
I do every Saturday at the birth control clinic where the zealots scream abortion is murder according to their bible, when in fact the King James Bible is only pro-violent abortion in 4 passages, like Hosea 13:16
Welcome to the freethought family of non-believers.
Keep telling it like it is. The secessionists don't have a prayer.