When the PA House unanimously passes a bill declaring 2012 to be the “Year of the Bible”, it makes me wonder how many of these people actually read. Judging from the brevity and the contents of the thing, my guess is “not many”.
WHEREAS, Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, Many of our great national leaders, among them President Washington, President Jackson, President Lincoln, President Wilson and President Reagan, paid tribute to the influence of the Bible in our country’s development, as exemplified by the words of President Jackson that the Bible is “the rock on which our Republic rests”; and
These are people who don’t seem to understand that the only “Biblical” teachings found in the Declaration and Constitution are generic notions that show up in every religion worldwide (“Be good to each other”, holy crap what a novel idea), but God does not show up whatsoever in either document, to say nothing of the famed Treaty of Tripoli passage.
Say what you will about their religion (many of the founding fathers were deists, if not atheists, but they weren’t all non-believers), what the men who founded this country believed in above all else was separating Church and State. You’ll notice that these nutbaskets never bring up Franklin, Adams, or Jefferson because those guys were emphatic about keeping God the fuck out of government. So they have to pick a couple who were respectful toward Christianity and use some vague statements to make it sound like they were the kind of theocrats that we have breeding around today.
Pennsylvania, I am disappoint.