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Dec 28 2013

Tom DeLay: Voice of Morality

Former Speaker of the House Tom DeLay, freed from trouble over corruption charges by a Texas appeals court, has a new book coming out in which he jumps on the Tea Party bandwagon whole hog. And he’s spouting all kinds of nonsense that will appeal to the rubes.

Speaking at a meeting of the Texas Tea Party Republican Women, he cited Colossians 1:16, which reads, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

He contends the verse demonstrates God created America and the Constitution, and that both should be defended for this reason alone.

Wow, that’s brilliant. “God created everything” so therefore he created the Constitution and that’s why the Constitution should be defended. Of course, “everything” would also include Nazi Germany, gay people and abortion clinics too, but his “reasoning” magically only applies to the things he pretends to support.

DeLay told WND the Founding Fathers, “along with most of the citizens of the colonies, were religious, moral, and well educated on which was based their worldview.”

“From that worldview, they knew there was a God, and they called on Him for guidance. They knew that God and the Bible were the solutions for the tyranny they faced,” he said.

So why didn’t they mention that? In the Federalist Papers, for example, which were written to explain and defend the new Constitution to encourage its ratification, why isn’t there any mention of the Bible as the source of the principles of that Constitution? Lots of other sources are mentioned, including Roman and Greek philosophers and Enlightenment rationalists, but the Bible is never mentioned and God is never appealed to.

He said right now, America “is less the land of the free than at any other time in its history.”

Really? Less free than when we enslaved millions of people? Less free than when we denied women the right to vote, to own property and to get an education? We’re less free today than that?

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  1. 1
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Yes, we are less free now than at any other time in history. At what point in history were Christians denied the right to keep other people from marrying? Christians have slowly lost their right to tell other people how to live.

    And that’s how freedom dies. A slow, painful death from secular poisoning.

  2. 2
    hexidecima

    alas poor Tom, he ignores his bible when convenient. for all of his spouting of scripture, he forgets that he is to obey any authority completely and totally, since this god of his supposedly put them *all* there.

    he also does a lovely job of lying like all TrueChristians do. so many of those “founding fathers” are not Christians per Tom’s definition, but he conveniently forgets that.

  3. 3
    tuibguy

    Not so thrilled about this guy talking about morality.

  4. 4
    Dr X

    Really? Less free than when we enslaved millions of people? Less free than when we denied women the right to vote, to own property and to get an education? We’re less free today than that?

    Hey, Phil Robertson agrees with him. Black people in the South were treated way better before a bunch of pointy-headed interlecturals made up that civil rights stuff. And if women are better off now, how come they’re always giving him lip? They never used to complain.

  5. 5
    Taz

    Less free than when we enslaved millions of people?

    But those were dark-skinned people. I’m sure Delay agrees with D’Souza’s condemnation of Obama as “anti-colonialist” while prattling on about the tyranny faced by the founding fathers. You always have to factor in skin color.

  6. 6
    Quantum Mechanic

    I read the title as:
    “Tom DeLay: Voice of Moriarty”

    …Probably wouldn’t have happened if it didn’t make so much sense.

  7. 7
    felidae

    “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

    This sounds like DeLay’s view of his role as Speaker of the House

  8. 8
    eamick

    For those who would even think about taking Tom DeLay seriously, I have four simple words: Dancing with the Stars.

  9. 9
    Marie the Bookwyrm

    eamick, he was on there? Now I can never take Dancing With The Stars seriously again. :(

  10. 10
    Michael Heath

    eamick writes:

    For those who would even think about taking Tom DeLay seriously, I have four simple words: Dancing with the Stars.

    While I don’t watch such shows, I did see some video clips of Mr. Delay dancing at that show. That footage is the only evidence I’ve encountered he’s not totally contemptible.

  11. 11
    jnorris

    “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities…”

    Mr DeLay’s god created the rulers and authorities of this world. Mr Delay’s god created Mr Obama and put him in the White House by electing him twice to be president. Mr DeLay’s god must like Mr Obama. So why does Mr DeLay’s Republican Tea Party hate Mr Obama so much?

  12. 12
    Ichthyic

    there is nothing in this story that does not make perfect sense.

    GoP old guard decides it’s time to boot DeLay, so the file corruption charges against him through third party oversight committees.

    DeLay, seeing he is no longer wanted, agrees to jump ship, GoP lets charges get dropped.

    DeLay now a teabagger.

    perfectly understandable, if entirely disgusting, political story from the right.

  13. 13
    Ichthyic

    … so when is DeLay joining the Heritage Foundation?

  14. 14
    matty1

    DeLay, seeing he is no longer wanted, agrees to jump ship, GoP lets charges get dropped.

    DeLay now a teabagger.

    Can you expand on this, it sounds like Delay switched from the GoP to the Tea Party but I thought the later was a subset of the former.

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