What is this “fictional” wall separating church and state, Becky Pooh? You want to tear down the “fictional” one? Oh, you mean the real wall that our forefathers built to keep the government’s grubby hands off of the people’s rights to believe or not believe whatever they want? You mean the one that makes it so that your kids don’t get stuck learning about the Islamic creation story over the Christian one in public schools? You mean the wall that protects believers and non-believers from being forced into one idea set or faith? You mean the wall that John Locke helped build? You mean the concept established in the first amendment of our constitution and the one that Thomas Jefferson wrote about in this letter (emphasis mine):
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”
Oh, I get it. Beck doesn’t work with a teleprompter, and he was inadvertently leaving out the word “non”, as in “non-fictional” wall. If he wants to tear down the “non-fictional” wall, he’s in for a mountain of work, as the forefathers fought so hard to build the establishment clause as the first amendment which handily separates church and state.
Clearly, Beck is worthy of watching on a regular religious basis. Clearly he gets his facts straight and clearly he leads by example.
Beck is the builder of a huge fictional wall that tries to separate people like you and me. He makes a wall of fictional issues not based on any rational, educated or logical information. He makes it so that issues like these force people into thinking that liberals are assholes and conservatives are superior.
Liberals ARE assholes, but so are conservatives. Liberals are also really solid people with lots of good ideas, and it pains me to admit, but conservatives have good ideas too. Both sides have great attributes, but you wouldn’t know it if you turn this shit on every night. The party leaders on both sides want to make the gap large, where really it’s quite small.
Robert Frost said it best, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall / that sends the frozen ground swell under it.”
Beck is the “old stone savage armed.” He is a man-made speculum inserted into the loveliness that is this country, he cranks it open left and right as far as it can go.
Ask any woman, that speculum is a cold, man-made device of torture.
Something there is that doesn’t love a speculum.