Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sharron Angle on Government gods and The Second Amendment

ABC News hopes to show that Sharron Angle's reliance on the Ten Commandments and the Second Amendment is odd.

Sharron Angle

Angle, the Republican conservative in Nevada has said the entitlement programs pushed by Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid are designed to make Government our god, and she is exactly right, although ABC thinks that position is "odd."
"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," US Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV) said.
Listen to the audio here.

Then there is ABC's thinly-veiled suggestion that Angle supports "taking out" Harry Reid with guns.
According to the ABC article, Angle suggested the Second Amendment would "avoid the need for the Second Amendment." Here's what she actually said in the interview with Jon Ralston of the NBC station in Reno, Nevada:
"You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said, it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years," Angle said. "I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying, my goodness, what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you, the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out."
I was speaking broadly, as you saw, about the Constitution, and that was the context of that rhetoric," Angle responded. "I admit that was a little strong to say 'take him out,' but you know what I meant. I meant take him out of office, and taking him out of office is a little different. I changed my rhetoric, to 'defeat Harry Reid.'"
Angle's point is once again, right on. The Founders provided for tyranny. It's that simple. We need to talk about it more and get comfortable with it, because whether it is this president or another, The Founders saw this need for protection, and provided the way.

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