09 December 2007

Romney Advocates a Non-Denominational Theocracy

"We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion. But in recent years, the notion of the separation of church and state has been taken by some well beyond its original meaning. They seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God. Religion is seen as merely a private affair with no place in public life. It is as if they're intent on establishing a new religion in America – the religion of secularism. They're wrong."
- Mitt Romney

Reading this, it suddenly hit me. Like most Americans, Romney rejects the idea of a state religion. He does not, however, agree that politics should have the same requirement as law and science - that is, rely simply on testable hypotheses that can be built on. He does not believe that the practice of politics should be secular.

From this passage I can reach no conclusion but this: Romney is advocating a non-denominational theocracy.

2 comments:

ThomasLB said...

When Republicans start talking about feeding the hungry and turning the other cheek, then I'll take them seriously on religion.

For now, though, it's just a coat they like to put on.

cce said...

I'm sort of enjoying him tap dance around this issue. In the end, his comments make no sense at all and he just looks foolish and wishy washy and, well, insecure. Nothing pleases me more.