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August 05, 2010

Sharron Angle: Our Government Is In Violation of the First Amendment Commandment

I'm sure there's a constituency for this sort of oddball religio-political theorizing.

I fear though that constituency isn't much more than 25% of the population, and the rest of the 26% she needs to win will find this... too exotic.

The conclusions she gets to are good. It's the path she takes to get to them that's odd.

That's what Sharron Angle, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate, said in an April 21 interview with TruNews Christian Radio's Rick Wiles. I have obtained audio of the interview, previously unnoticed, which contains some startling rhetoric from the candidate who has said running for office was a calling from God. But in this interview, she goes much further:

"And these programs that you mentioned -- that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward -- are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."

This mindset will further reinforce to some that religion infuses everything Angle believes but also might explain her hostility to government programs, believing essentially they are produced by a false God. And she frames the race as one she has been praying over for some time, a war of ideologies and faith: "And I knew that all along when I started praying over a year ago over it. And this just seemed to be the battle that I needed to go to war with. And I need warriors to stand beside me. You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change."

I had begun to hope that a rising Republican tide would lift Angle's boat over 51%. I am back to thinking this candidate seems intent on popping off philosophically instead of buckling down and winning an election.


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