Right wing worried about theocracy in Egypt, but support one in the U.S.

| by Jerome McCollom

There is a revolution going on in Egypt. It follows in the removal of the long time despot in Tunisia, President Ben Ali. President Mubarak of Egypt has been a tyrant for 30 years. Basically I was still learning my alphabet when he declared an emergency decree, that the people of Egypt still suffer under. Pro-democracy activists who are sick and tired of being imprisoned for their activism, are filling the streets of Cairo, to oppose him. Now, there are Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt, but their existence has given Mubarak and his regime cover to oppress secular/ Western minded activists. Listening to conservative talk radio, a few of the hosts were very wary at the prospect of Islamic fundamentalists taking power. What I find ironic is this, many of those same people concerned about democracy in the Middle East leading to a religious conservative state where the Quran is intermingled with civil law, want exactly that in the U.S. Well, specifically, they don't want Islam intermingling so much as Christianity (their version by the way) intermingling in the U.S.  Pat Robertson, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Bachmann are all individuals who want the civil law more to reflect their personal religious beliefs. They are all powers in the GOP and conservative movement. By the way, if you are not a Christian fundamentalist or ultra-conservative, than you basically can go to hades. Many of them believe you will go there anyway after you die.

FYI, the so called Tea Party movement is dominated by the religious right. When they talk about liberty they never are supportive of the rights of gays to be free of possible government intervention in their sex lives. They don't support a right to die nor do they support ending the drug war. Some of them do, but they are minority members of the movement and don't represent the average individual or leader of it.

Mike Huckabee has stated "we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards." Um, Mr. Huckabee, no. Our secular Constitution was a gift from our deist and Enlightenment founding fathers. Some were Christians but all inspired by reason as a guide to law. I don't want our government and nation to become the Christian right version of Iran. I do not want  America to regress to fulfill your theocratic vision for America. Why is it that those people most concerned about non-existent Sharia laws in the U.S, want their own versions here? Competition?