Gentle Reader Mark comments:
“Which do you consider more important? The Bible, or the Constitution of the United States? Because Mr. Bush and all the front-running Republican candidates have made plain that the Bible trumps the Constitution.”
To answer the first part of your comment, the Constitution — to plagiarize the Bible a skosh — is the Alpha and the Omega of the United States and of our government. Nothing trumps the Constitution, not the Bible, nor the Reg Vida, the Torah, the Kitab, the Quran, the Zend Avesta, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Codex Regis, the Tao Te Ching, or any other sacred text from the thousand and one ways Man has decided to worship the Eternal.
To the second part, I have to ask: in what way have all these folks — and I quote: “made plain that the Bible trumps the Constitution”?
Other than Mike Huckabee — who paid a price for it — I don’t remember the rest of the Republican candidates advocating an overthrow of the Constitution in favour of the Bible.
Indeed, the cult of personality woven about your candidate Barack Obama by the media — with the willing collusion of the rich and powerful in Hollywood and inside the Democratic Party — is the closest step these United States have ever taken towards a theocracy since 1776.
And while we’re on the subject, tell me why it is that when President Bush established the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the liberals savage him for “violating the separation of Church and the State”, but when President Obama changes the name of that office a bit, declares his intention to expand it’s scope, and mulls over making it a Cabinet-level position — nobody even twitches?