r/politics Jun 02 '21

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/our-entire-democracy-now-risk-because-gop-attacks-warn-100-scholars
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u/PoliticalPleionosis Washington Jun 02 '21

Been saying for decades that the GOP will ruin this country.

This is exactly why there was a separation of church and state. This country can’t function under a theocracy.

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u/Bueno_Times Jun 02 '21

The idol of “the conservative movement”ironically, “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.” -Barry Goldwater

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u/PencilLeader Jun 02 '21

And Barry Goldwater was seen as fucking nuts at the time. And he was more reasonable than the religious crazies.

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u/kingofthejungle223 Jun 03 '21

Barry Goldwater was fucking nuts. It’s just that his particular brand of nuts was more reactionary than religious.

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u/PencilLeader Jun 03 '21

For sure, I just feel compelled to point that out every time someone drops that particular Goldwater quote.