Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Proof that 'Under "God"' is persecutory

I just realized that George H. W. Bush himself proved by example that 'Under "God"' is persecution of atheists. Do you remember this 1987 or 1988 exchange?

Sherman: What will you do to win the votes of the Americans who are atheists?

Bush: I guess I'm pretty weak in the atheist community. Faith in God is important to me.

Sherman: Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?

Bush: No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.

Sherman (somewhat taken aback): Do you support as a sound constitutional principle the separation of state and church?

Bush: Yes, I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.

There you go, 'Under "God"' means atheists should be stripped of citizenship. The vice president himself said so.

You can also see here that at least one political member of the Bush family does not, in his 'heart', shy away from quasi-Nazism. Only their surroundings prevent the sick, twisted members of this family from stripping innocent people of citizenship and rounding them up or deporting them, when it might seem convenient to do that sort of thing. But George the son is not far from eliminating the constraints in those surroundings (although simultaneously he is inches away from collapse).

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