McCain The Dominionist

As McCain rises in the polls, and his adoring fans in the media begin painting him as a compromise candidate, as a maverick or a moderate, remember his words (CarpetBagger Report):

I’ve always thought the constitutional language was fairly straightforward: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Constitution is entirely secular — there’s no mention of God, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, or the Judeo-Christian tradition.

With this in mind, one wonders what Constitution Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been reading.

A recent poll found that 55 percent of Americans believe the U.S. Constitution establishes a Christian nation. What do you think?

I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation. But I say that in the broadest sense. The lady that holds her lamp beside the golden door doesn’t say, “I only welcome Christians.” We welcome the poor, the tired, the huddled masses. But when they come here they know that they are in a nation founded on Christian principles.

John McCain has been in Congress for several decades, and he’s sworn to uphold the Constitution on more than a few occasions. One would like to think he’s read it enough times to know this is nonsense.

One of the first moves he made after losing to George Bush, aside from kissing up fervently and often, was to start holding hands with the extremist religious right.  That bond, though the religious right may squirm a little, is a firm one.  In office McCain would prove himself to be  a fully social conservative Republican.  He’s a candidate who could comfortably make Huckabee his running mate.

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