On MAGA’s deceptive fixation: founders ‘ordained this Christian nation’

But when did factual truth matter/ To yahoos seizing forms to shatter?


How many historians won’t guffaw
At folly from Lauren Boebert’s maw?
Beyond our being a “Christian nation,”
“Church” should dictate state operation?

Now faking a Constitutional source,
White MAGA Christians show no remorse. 
“No line separates state from churches” – 
Into a deep rathole Boebert lurches.

Made-up “separations” she deems “junk,”
Tho settled by the First Amend. as bunk. 
Poor baby’s “tired” of “woke” revulsion
Against this lawless, made-up notion.

Behind this laughable sophism
Sits hard white Christian nationalism;
Because “’merica is Christian born,”
Now “real” Yanks can outsiders scorn.

Look, no ambiguity exists,
Yet willful blindness still persists;
Foul propaganda, beneath contempt,
Founders pushed the opposite intent. 

Alarmed at sectarian divisions,
They split off faith-driven schisms.
Yet with unmitigated chutzpah – 
The right fouls history and the law.

By forcing faith alone on the state,
Provocateurs only agitate;
What scholar does so genuflect
Assigning start-up to one biased sect?

But when did factual truth matter
To yahoos seizing forms to shatter?
Inspect history – and all the facts, 
Then admit error – and shut your traps!


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For over a decade, Robert S. Becker's independent, rebel-rousing essays on politics and culture analyze overall trends, history, implications, messaging and frameworks. He has been published widely, aside from Nation of Change and RSN, with extensive credits from OpEdNews (as senior editor), Alternet, Salon, Truthdig, Smirking Chimp, Dandelion Salad, Beyond Chron, and the SF Chronicle. Educated at Rutgers College, N.J. (B.A. English) and U.C. Berkeley (Ph.D. English), Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, then U. Chicago) for business, founding SOTA Industries, a top American high end audio company he ran from '80 to '92. From '92-02, he was an anti-gravel mining activist while doing marketing, business and writing consulting. Since then, he seeks out insight, even wit in the shadows, without ideology or righteousness across the current mayhem of American politics.