Monday, February 08, 2010

Palin: 'It Would Be Wise of Us To Start Seeking Some Divine Intervention in This Country Again'

During the Question and Answer session which followed her speech, Sarah Palin revealed her big plan for getting the US back on it's feet.

And then I think kind of tougher to, kind of tougher to put our arms around but, allowing America’s spirit to rise again by not being afraid, not being afraid to kind of go back to some of our roots as a god fearing nation where we’re not afraid to say, especially in times of potential trouble in the future here, we’re not afraid to say, you know, we don’t have all the answers as fallible men and women so it would be wise of us to start seeking some divine intervention again in this country, so that we can be safe and secure and prosperous again.

So, that's the plan? Pray?

Leaving aside the small matter of separation of church and state, didn't the Republicans just have a president who took the country into a disastrous war because God told him to do it? Why would a repeat of that be a good thing?

I mean the last holder of Obama's office was such a religious nutcase that he wasn't even embarrassed telling President Chirac that he wanted to invade Iraq because “Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East".

And, despite Palin's claim, that asking for divine intervention shows how fallible men are, in the case of the Bush administration it produced a degree of certainty which meant that facts mattered less than the president's own beliefs.

People are ten times more dangerous - and far less open to reasoning - when they believe that they are doing God's own work. So, no Sarah, that's a simply terrible idea.

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