What nation can survive as a democracy if its ruling party and its people do not believe it must manifest and take pleasure in a national morality based on civility and justice and an affirmation of the human right to liberty, personal freedom, personal dignity, and the healthy pursuit of happiness for all its citizens?
A political party that exercises a propensity for lies, obstruction, and an immorality that disdains civil rights, voting rights, personal dignity, and the pursuit of a healthy happiness for every citizens, is an unrelenting threat to the survival of the democracy we call America and should not be leading America.
The bitter fruits of pain, anger, and fear produced by divisive rhetoric penetrates the protective walls of the American Spirit and the American Dream and corrupts the American Survival Psyche so much that it motivates the people to focus on a false internal enemy. One wonders how a thinking America can reward rudeness, lies, acts of sedition and violations of voting rights and other civil liberties of both evil and benign but greedy intent and still call itself one nation under God.
No justification under God can validate most of the wrong foisted on the American people by Republicans on the conservative right. Nevertheless, many of their minions will recite passages from the Christian bible to justify behavior that surely must offend The Christ they claim is their Lord and Savior even if they are not convinced that it offends the one they call God. In doing so, they conveniently ignore the fact that the Bible is replete with moral code--and in some cases absent moral code--that do not justify the repressive behaviors to which they subscribe.
In Isaiah 10: the prophet warns: "Woe to those who enact evil statues, And those who constantly record unjust decisions, So as to deprive the needy of justice, and rob the poor of my people of their rights". In Proverbs 6: 16 - 19: "There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that devise wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spread strife among brothers".
A moral civilized America would not support the proponents of hate, lies, and division who invoke the name of God, morality, patriotism, the dignity of family values, and honor as they trample on the rights and personal dignity of other Americans. One simply cannot call oneself a moral civilized child of God if his or her behavior is antagonistic to integrity, honor, civility and truth.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 1: 28 - 32 proclaimed God response to such wide-spread chronic behavior: "And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil, full of envy, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinances of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same thing, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them".
If you do not recognize the current leadership of the Republican party is guilty of these abominable insults to The Christ, or couldn't care less that they do, it likely that God has already given you over to depraved minds.
Every American Citizen who loves America and the democracy for which it stands, owes it to themselves and their children to believe that all Americans deserve the right to freedom, justice, and the inalienable rights that the greatest Republican, Abraham Lincoln, declared was endowed to us by our Creator.
If you are committed to doing this, you first must guard against repetitive voices that try to convince you that it is all right to enact evil statues and record unjust decisions to deprive God's other people of their human rights merely because they satisfy some perverted addiction to greed, power, and the need to exercise despotic control over the lives of ordinary citizens.