Saturday, September 4, Jeannine and I attended the Fort Worth, Texas session of NULLIFY NOW, a rally planned for several cities around the country in the coming weeks.
The featured speakers were Thomas E. Woods, Jr., author of the book “Nullification – How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century”, and Debra Medina, recent candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas. Both of these gave excellent and encouraging presentations that, for us, justified the cost of attending.
(You might remember Debra Medina as she was actually in contention for the nomination until Glenn Beck intentionally destroyed her prospects by branding her a “9/11 Truther” when what she actually said was that she had not studied the issue enough to have ANY opinion. My own guess is that she did not meet Glenn’s requirements for missionary zeal. BTW, I was once a fan of Glenn Beck, back when he seemed to be trying to help Americans understand the intended workings of their government. Sadly, as his fame and influence have grown, he has slipped into religious proselytizing, thereby making himself part of the problem.)
There were a number of additional speakers that ranged from candidates for various offices, local Tea Party activists, state legislators from both Texas and Oklahoma and Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center. One of the Tea Party activists was inspiring and energizing and Michael was very interesting. However, many of the local presenters seemed to think they were at a Christian “tent meeting” rather than a political rally and I found this most distressing.
Each of you must choose for yourselves, but for me, the notion of living under a fundamentalist theocracy is every bit as frightening as the notion of living under a socialist dictatorship. I am also of the opinion that these “bible thumpers” are one of the reasons many grass-roots movements, such as the Tea Party, are written off as a bunch of rubes “clinging to their guns and god”.
At the rally in question, the worst of all, IMHO, was nationally known pastor Stephen Broden, candidate for U.S. Congressman from Texas district 30, who assured the (mostly) cheering crowd that most of our current problems stem from the teaching of Darwinism in our schools. One assumes he would prefer creationism instead. In other words, he seems to think America would be made better by teaching creation mythology, a belief system, while ignoring evolution science, a process that can actually be observed. Why not sacrifice a few virgins while we are at it?
If such thought is what we are about to empower in November, then it is time to give up all hope for the republic.
Troy L Robinson