Bachmann thinks she has it figured out
Bachmann is your classic right wing idiot who is more concerned about God than about the general health of the nation. Here she is, lamenting the fact President Obama is declaring America is not a Christian nation. It doesn’t seem to matter to her he’s right; although a majority of Americans are Christian, the country itself was designed not to give any religion special favor. It’s why the very first Amendment is about the freedom of religion. This freedom is only possible when no one religion is held with higher regard than others.
If you want to know why secular governments are important, imagine if Bachmann had said this: “We must humble ourselves before the Almighty Zeus, and follow in the example of Horus. It is Zeus that holds this nation in his divine hands.” I’m sure everyone would have flipped out, but she’s allowed to pretend other Presidents have always secretly supported the rights of Christians over other religious minorities. Let’s just be glad she’s just a terrible and ineffectual Congresswoman; otherwise, I’d be concerned.
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