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Nov 21 2013

Palin Light Appears at Klayman Rally

Belinda Bee, one of the coordinators of 2 Million Bikers to DC, which, like Klayman’s rally of “millions” was nowhere near the size it was supposed to be, spoke at Klayman’s little picnic and sounded a lot like Sarah Palin Light. Take a look at this word salad:

Our mission statement starts off with: We at 2 Million Bikers to DC do believe in God, Country, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights – as written. That means there should not be change. We don’t care about all of those Bill of Rights that came after the original. We want to go back to our Founding Fathers’ views and beliefs.

No amendments after the Bill of Rights? You sure you wanna go back to that? Because you would no longer have the right to vote. And we’d still have slavery. And she continues:

We are one nation under God, and without God, we are not America. I’m gonna tell you right now, the first thing that I hear somebody talk about is ‘I have freedom from religion.’ No sir that’s not what it says, it says freedom of religion. Do not preach to me about this not being a God country. It was founded on God. They came over here and left to come here to be able to have the freedom to be a Christian, and to have the God that we have, that brought this country together, that this country was created after.

WTF is that last sentence? And of course, freedom of religion and freedom from religion are the very same thing.

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  1. 1
    Raging Bee

    Just popping in to assure everyone that this Melinda person is NO RELATION to me.

  2. 2
    Brett McCoy

    They came over here and left to come here to be able to have the freedom to be a Christian Who did? The Spaniards? English explorers with a commission from the Queen of England?

    People seem to forget there were Europeans on this continent quite a while before the so-called Pilgrims came over.

  3. 3
    abb3w

    Sure, if you want to be pedantic, it’s not freedom from religion, it’s a freedom from religious establishment. Which means the religious can put religion almost everywhere… just not in government.

    Which might be part of why the religious seem to tend to prefer “small government”.

  4. 4
    Al Dente

    Amending the Constitution is constitutional. The founding fathers specifically gave procedures for amendments. So if Belinda Bee wants to follow the exact intent of the Constitution’s writers, then she has to accept amendments.

  5. 5
    John Pieret

    They came over here and left to come here to be able to have the freedom to be a Christian, and to have the God that we have …

    Umm … all the European immigrants came from officially Christian nations. Are we now going to parse True Christians™ from the other kind?

    Most of the people who came here by the founding of the country came for the real god of America: money.

  6. 6
    marcus

    @ 1 Samantha is that you?

  7. 7
    davem

    She sounds more like ‘Sarah Palin Heavy’ to me. A version of Sarah Palin even lighter than Sarah Palin Does. Not. Compute. . I actually understood what she had to say. It was nonsense, of course, but made more sense.

  8. 8
    Reginald Selkirk

    Brett McCoy #4: People seem to forget there were Europeans on this continent quite a while before the so-called Pilgrims came over.

    I was just reading about that.
    Ancient DNA from Siberian boy links Europe and America

  9. 9
    Anthony K

    Are we now going to parse True Christians™ from the other kind?

    Oh, that’s been going on for awhile. It’s only thanks to all the recent Musselmen and Hindoo immigrants that the Papists are no longer considered the spawn of Satan.

  10. 10
    Reginald Selkirk

    @ 1 Samantha is that you?

    That was Samantha’s brother, Spelling.

  11. 11
    John Hinkle

    @Al Dente

    That’s your Constitution. She’s referring to her Constitution, which doesn’t have such inconvenient details hidden in there. She and her fellow “patriots” know exactly what the Founding Fathers intended, just like they know exactly what their God hates.

  12. 12
    uzza

    Actually, the founders of America came here because the Bering Straight was ice free. They weren’t after freedom of religion, they were after wooly mammoths.

  13. 13
    dingojack

    Oh yes by all means follow the ‘founding fathers’:

    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their “legislature” should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between church and State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

    Thomas Jefferson. To Messrs. Nehemiah Dodge and Others, a Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, in the State of Connecticut. January 1, 1802.

    Dingo
    ——–
    SOURCE

  14. 14
    Moggie

    marcus:

    @ 1 Samantha is that you?

    *Begins salivating*

  15. 15
    cptdoom

    For the record my direct ancestors came here to avoid starvation and poverty. Freedom of religious practice (accompanied by anti-Catholic bigotry, of course) was simply a perk.

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    Scr... Archivist

    We want to go back to our Founding Fathers’ views and beliefs. … Do not preach to me about this not being a God country. It was founded on God. They came over here and left to come here to be able to have the freedom to be a Christian….

    It’s difficult to parse her language at all, but I think Bee is one of those people who considers the Founding Fathers to have been the Separatist Puritans of the 17th century, and not the Revolutionaries of the 18th century. There is more of Plymouth in her words than there is of Providence or Philadelphia.

  18. 18
    Nihilismus

    At least the stenographer who went on a rant in Congress claimed that the country and Constitution were never about being one nation under God — because our Freemason founders were against God and deceived the people of the time. Despite being crazy, she was at least slightly more historically accurate than Ms. Bee.

  19. 19
    iknklast

    They want the constitution as written? Then the SCOTUS Chief Justice should stop tacking So Help Me God on the end of the presidential oath. I’ll go for that (but not most of the other things, which would strip all rights from those who are not white male landowners.)

  20. 20
    fifthdentist

    So she thinks no one has freedom FROM religion?
    I guess that means she has no freedom from Buddhism, Catholicism if she’s a Protestant, Protestantism if she’s a Catholic, Mormonism, Scientology and Jehovah’s Wittness-ism, just to name a few. Then there are all of the christianists who claim that atheism and “evolutionism” are religions; so they would not have freedom to no be atheist evolutionists.
    Oh, yeah, and MUSLIMS!

  21. 21
    scienceavenger

    I’m with #7, its not word salad, it’s perfectly coherent, and fucking stupid. More Bachman than Palin.

  22. 22
    jeroenmetselaar

    Didn’t they also gave up their right to bear arms? That could be reported with some spin: “Klayman Rally Surrendered Right to Bear Arms to Obama.”

  23. 23
    jnorris

    Why does Ms Bee go on about religious freedom when that was never in the original constitution as written? And I’m with jeroenmetselaar about the 2 Million Bikers to DC not wanting personal ownership of guns.

  24. 24
    Doug Little

    The taking away of the right to bare arms would mean that the 2 million bikers wouldn’t be able to wear their cuts without an under shirt present. This would mean they wouldn’t be able to show off their 1%er tattoos and that would make them sad and angry.

  25. 25
    freehand

    Surely the founding fathers did not believe that the freedom of the press clause referred to radio, television. movies, or the internet. I’m sorry, Ms. Bee, but you, Rush, Beck, and the others will have to have your rants reviewed by White House censors before getting approved for broadcasting (if they are approved).

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