Phyllis Schlafly, the mother of the Biblical Revisionist who gave us Conservapedia, said during an interview this weekend that President Obama had weakened America by bringing in “foreign ideas and diseases and people who don’t believe in self-government.”
Here’s a real question for those like Phyllis: Do you believe in an omniscient and omnipotent God who controls every little minutia of existence, but despite this, a secular government still gets in his way? Because if that’s the case, you don’t believe in self-government. You believe in God-government, and there’s a term for that: Islamic State.
Schlafly made her xenophobic remarks during an interview on the “Florida Roundtable.” During the interview, she said that the United States “should be the biggest and the best and the strongest.” In her warped imagination, however, the president believes “just the opposite.” That, according to Phyllis, is why he’s letting people into the country “with Ebola” and immigrants who “are not familiar with the whole concept of limited government.”
Look! Someone else remembered the right-wing was freaking the hell out over Ebola back in October!
Given the sheer number of conservatives who are antiabortion, want to regulate birth control, and are constantly looking to give your boss ever more increasing control over your life, I’m not convinced there are a lot of conservatives familiar with the “concept of limited government,” either.
Phyllis believes that Obama “wants us to be one of the boys,” whatever that’s supposed to mean:
He wants us to be one of the boys. He wants us to be just like everybody else. That’s why he’s letting all these people with Ebola in. There’s no reason why we should take on the African diseases. He should stop them when they get off the plane and not let them in. We don’t want some of these foreign ideas and diseases and people who don’t believe in self-government.
You know, these people he’s letting in and credentialing as new immigrants are not familiar with the whole concept of limited government. They look to the government as their savior and advisor and some organization to tell them what to do. We don’t want that!
There are degrees of wrong. Someone who says that the Earth is a sphere is wrong, but they’re not as wrong, as, say, someone who claims that the world is a circle.
Gentlebeings of the Internet, I give you the Phyllis Schlafly, the lady who for whom the Earth is shaped like her head: a hollow brick.
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