You’d think Congress would have their hands full, with all the things they’re working on like using tax dollars to build unnecessary remote airports named after themselves, debating whether a method for choosing teams to play in football bowl games is “communism,” outlawing yard sales, propping up failing newspapers, and censoring “hostility” on the internet.
But no, they’ve still got enough free time to introduce “America’s Spiritual Heritage Resolution,” to, well, “affirm the great spiritual heritage of our nation.”
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), co-sponsor of the bill, said the resolution was the brainchild of the bipartisan coalition of members of Congress, which comes together in the U.S. Capitol each week “to pray for wisdom for that week.”
Not only is it their “brainchild,” but they’re chomping at the bits to spit out meaningless quotes to curry themselves favor with their superstitious yokel supporters.
From the very beginning of the country, our Founding Fathers were open about the religious underpinnings of society, McIntyre said.
(“They were also open about their support for slavery,” he did not add.)
Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.):
“There is carved in stone above the Speaker’s rostrum in the House of Representatives across the street (in the Capitol), ‘In God We Trust,’” Lamborn said. “That’s not just a slogan. That’s the embodiment of what’s made our country great.”
(In fact, this is the embodiment of what made our country great.)
But the prize for best quote goes to Louis Gohmert (R-Texas):
“You show me a country that ever met its demise while, as a nation, it was honoring the one True God. You won’t find it,” Gohmert said. “Let’s keep this country alive.”
I’m no historian, but what about the Jewish Empire? The Roman Empire? The Byzantine Empire? The Holy Roman Empire? Nazi Germany? Atlantis? The Bishopric of Utrecht? The Duchy of Pomerania? Kumari Kandam? The Grand Duchy of Lithuania? The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia? The Countship of Edessa? The Kingdom of Thessalonica? The Second Bulgarian Empire?
I guess maybe they weren’t honoring the One True god.