March 11, 2007


The Theocratic Agenda Is Heading for a Statehouse Near You: Well-coordinated "faith-based" initiatives and anti-evolution lobbying in state capitols from New Jersey to Colorado signal a stealth national strategy by Religious Right organizations. (Rob Boston, March 10, 2007, AlterNet)

Note that in the theocratic state the State's monopoly on education and welfare services would be broken and the teachings imposed by State bureaucrats, but believed by almost no Americans, would be contradicted. It's a deuced curious sort of threat to freedom that expands said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2007 8:21 AM

The gun rights people have been moving forward of state fronts for years. The concept of operations is to win on our issues of interest in the states, while using national politics to push reversion to federalism.

That's how we got right-to-carry in most of the country.

Another thing this does is to draw the opposition into the killing zone of national politics. The left-wing force structure--MSM, academia, that sort of thing--is nationally oriented. Our force structure--clubs and churches--is locally oriented. They do things and say things that get national attention. We just win quietly

Thus we win at at the states and local level, while the enemy's efforts get the publicity and keep our side energized. To this day, the media keep the issue of national gun control alive and do our recruiting for us. This article is a fine example of how the process works on religious matters.

It is even better. Conservatives running for office can play the federalism card and appear reasonalble and moderate, as Thompson did today, while the other side has to keep running on national gun-grabbing, baby-murder and, apropos the present discussion, religious persecution.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 11, 2007 5:09 PM