David Barton went on the TV show of Mike and Cindy Jacobs (yes, the “prophet” — read: con artist — who says God gave her a bottomless bowl of spaghetti) and said that it’s a myth that the Christian right wants a theocracy because you can’t be both a democracy and a theocracy.
So here’s what we hear constantly from the right wing, that silly “we’re not a democracy, we’re a republic” line (we are both, of course). And their argument is that a republic is way better than a democracy because democracy means mob rule and can crush liberty. So how exactly does democracy prevent theocracy? If a majority of voters elect leaders who promise to rule the nation on the basis of their religious beliefs, and there’s no protection for the rights of everyone else and no separation of church and state, then democracy can’t possibly prevent theocracy.