September 17, 2015

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The same thing’s happening now, with influential muttonheads like WorldNetDaily and Western Journalism Center founder Joseph Farah indulging in the same fantasy. Anything to get out of doing work. And that’s a problem for the GOP, because the left doesn”€™t consider working within the system work. It’s a passion to them. Conversely, to many on the right, bad legislative or judicial news is often met with “€œScrew you guys, I”€™m outta here.”€ The trouble is, these would-be Montana Freemen have all the follow-through of the police from The Pirates of Penzance (“€œWe go, we go!”€ “€œYes, but you don”€™t go”€). What results is a political farce in which the GOP leadership pretends to care about conservative values and the GOP base pretends to have one foot in the survivalist bunker, ready to bolt.

Recognizing that most secessionist/survivalist big talkers are just that, the aforementioned muttonhead Joe Farah, fulfilling his responsibility to provide intellectual ammo for the morons who want to stay as well as those who decide to join him in his new secessionist “€œpromised land,”€ ran a pro-Davis piece last week citing Romans 13:4:

For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

Government officials like Davis, the piece concludes, are therefore “€œministers of God.”€

And the monkey parade comes full circle. Farah simultaneously advocates disobeying and defying “€œrulers”€ by seceding, and obeying and following them because they are “€œministers of God.”€ And Farah’s millions of readers will see no contradiction because the Kim Davis affair has killed conservative brain cells with the effectiveness of a giant can of huffed difluoroethane, leaving the few of us who didn”€™t partake, like me, feeling alone and dispirited, like poor Boris Zelkin three years ago.

My advice to him that night was, it’s best not to think about it. And that’s what I”€™m telling myself now. That, and thank God I”€™m no longer involved in GOP politics.


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