Against Theocracy

Canada has less problem with theocratic politicking, but the federal Regressive Conservatives have tried to promote the special religious agendas paid for by contributors to their campaign funds. In an Ontario provincial election in 2007, the leader of the Conservatives was soundly defeated after he had suggested implementing provincial funding for all religious schools. Even though he retracted the policy prior to the election in face of plummeting popularity in the polls, Ontarians were distrustful of electing his pro-religion party.

Using God as a running mate might have guaranteed votes from Christian fundamentalists, but it has not ensured good government.

"Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them." -Lily Tomlin

When America's Founding Fathers advocated separation of Church and State, they intended that separation of the secular and ecclesiastical continue. The original intent was that the state could neither establish a religion nor interfere with personal religious beliefs.

Too many overly-religious Americans seek to undermine the Constitution and to re-insert Church into State and Thinly-Disguised-Creationist-Religion into Education.

To illustrate the fact that theocracies are dangerous, we need only look at the fundamentalist Muslim countries, where human rights are trampled and imams substitute for elected officials.

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