Monday, September 8, 2008

when fascism comes to america

i posted sarah palin's list of banned books at www.cafemom.com, where it is currently the number one journal posting, and has ignited a firestorm regarding whether or not the list itself is "accurate."

whether or not the list itself is accurate is immaterial. the truth of the matter is that palin attempted to have books removed from the wasilla, ak, public library's shelves by threatening to fire the librarian when the librarian balked.

what this shows is not just how seriously palin takes her religious beliefs but what little disregard she has for the first amendment.

i'm by no means a strict-constructionist when it comes to the constituition of the united states, but i think the first amendment probably articulates one of the most precious of all the rights we possess as citizens of this nation. as a writer, it certainly articulates one of the most precious of all rights for ME personally.

any candidate who would even consider asking a librarian to remove books from bookshelves in a PUBLIC library has no business being elected to a position where they will be asked to uphold and defend the constitution, because clearly, they don't even understand what that constituition says.

as sinclair lewis wrote in 1935, "when fascism comes to america, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." gentle readers, i think it's arrived.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

4 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

What I said ... to the cranky crone ...

Bookwormom said...

This woman & her candidacy depresses me so much. >:( I have always voted, and this year will be no different, but the cheers and support she received at the convention just astounded me.

On a cheerier note, I'm glad you're feeling better.

KittenGoddess said...

In my life there have been many times when I have been displeased with the things happening in my own country. (England) Seeing the potential travesty about to happen to America makes me so glad I am not living there and my thoughts go out to all those who may suffer under that awful woman's regime of terror.
In my personal belief, religion should have no part in how a country is run, the candidates personal beliefs should not affect the decisions they would make on behalf of the rest of the country.

Glad to see you're feeling better!

RdeeVee said...

Thanks for this. You are so on point here.
~robin (first time viewer!)