Goodbye Katherine Harris
Okay, a post about Katherine Harris? Why something so easy Justin?
Well, because ladies and gentlemen, I will remind you that this is the woman who certified the 2000 Florida general election results. Just let that sit in your mind as you read the following.
From The Orlando Sentinel first comes this:
ORLANDO, Fla. _Rep. Katherine Harris said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a “nation of secular laws” and that a failure to elect Christians to political office will allow lawmaking bodies to “legislate sin.”
But wait…there’s so much more:
Harris also said the separation of church and state is a “lie we have been told” to keep religious people out of politics.
In reality, she said, “we have to have the faithful in government” because that is God’s will. Separating religion and politics is “so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers,” she said.
Note to Republicans…these are the people you’re electing because you’re afraid of terrorists. These are not good stewards of our Constitution. In fact, as is evidenced in these statements, zealots like Harris are trying to undermine our Democracy, and the fact that she feels comfortable enough to just come right on out and say it is even more proof of how bad the situation really is.
However, it’s good to see a Republican backlash…
Ruby Brooks, a veteran Tampa Bay Republican activist, said Harris’ remarks “were offensive to me as a Christian and a Republican.”
“To me, it’s the height of hubris,” said Brooks, a former Largo Republican Club president and former member of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee.
And Jillian Hasner, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said: “I don’t think it’s representative of the Republican Party at all. Our party is much bigger and better than Katherine Harris is trying to make it.”
Note to Katherine: zealotry is like so six years ago.