Rick “Yosemite Sam” Perry knows how to ignore real problems and create non-existent ones simultaneously. Texas ranks dead last when it comes to providing healthcare for its citizens. It could even be argued that providing healthcare is a Christian principle. So what do the silly secessionists do about it? Why they draft a “Merry Christmas Bill” and declare that freedom from religion was not included in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Of course these psychotic teabillies only mean their version of their religion is what we’re not “free from.” We’re certain we won’t be seeing any greetings and decorations and practicing of traditions of other religions.
“I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state,” Perry said. “Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion.”
The new law allows religious greetings and symbols to be used in and around public schools.
And now these words from our Founding Fathers:
“The office of reformer of the superstitions of a nation is ever dangerous. Jesus had to walk on the perilous confines of reason and religion; and a step to right or left might place Him within the grasp of the priests of the superstition, a bloodthirsty race, as cruel and remorseless as the Being whom they represented as the family God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, and the local God of Israel. They were constantly laying snares, too, to entangle Him in the web of the law. He was justifiable, therefore, in avoiding these by evasions, by sophisms, by misconstructions and misapplications of scraps of the prophets, and in defending Himself with these their own weapons, as sufficient, ad homines, at least. That Jesus did not mean to impose Himself on mankind as the Son of God, physically speaking, I have been convinced by the writings of men more learned than myself in the lore.”
— Thomas Jefferson’s letter to William Short, August 4, 1820
“As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?”
John Adams -letter to F.A. Van der Kamp, Dec. 27, 1816
“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.”
– Thomas Paine
“In the affairs of the world, men are saved not by faith, but by the lack of it.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.”
James Madison -letter to Wm. Bradford, April 1, 1774
The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was “not in any sense founded on the Christian religion” (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy Muslims– they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” – U.S. Constitution Article VI, Clause 2 (Supremacy Clause)
And now from crackpot cowboy, offender of the Constitution, violent secessionist Tea Party idiot, Gov. Rick “Yosemite Sam” Perry: