Happy Independence Day
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Let's read some quotes from Rev. Rousas J. Rushdoony, founder of Christian Reconstructionism:
Supernatural Christianity and democracy are inevitably enemies. Democracy is the great love of the failures and cowards of life...
We must use the doctrine of religious liberty ... until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God.
In the name of toleration, the believer is asked to associate on a common level of total acceptance with the atheist, the pervert, the criminal, and the adherents of other religions.
Rushdoony is now deceased, but his themes can be found throughout the proclamations and actions of many. Read this excellent 5-part series about some hardline fundamenatlists' dream of a Christian Nation.
Will his extreme views come to fruition? Probably not, but his far-right views frame the debate and make the Falwells, Robertsons, and Kennedys "moderates" and more palatable.