Is rage hate and resentment a political philosophy? Unfortunately it is and it has taken root in 21st century America with a vengeance. I'm not writing this just to call the worst of the right a few dirty names. Without getting too sappy I do love The United States of America. Not the piece of dirt that we live on. Everyone from Azerbaijani to Zimbabwean lives on a piece of dirt or is strongly attached to a place. I don't love the flag. Everyone has a flag. What I do love is the part of the system that is my country that is best expressed in the first ten amendments to our constitution. The idea that is America. The current GOP right wants to destroy and distort the idea that is America. We don't use religion as a blunt political instrument with which to beat our opponents over the head. Our police have no power to search or detain me without a damn good reason, and a judge has the obligation to oversee any interactions with the State's authority and citizen's ability to live in peace. I love America because of the idea that I can't be searched or forced to bow to any belief system that I do not honestly adopt. My country recognizes my right to express myself and organize my fellow citizens to common purpose. For these rights that are the framework upon which we build civilization our obligation is to support the common good as is decided by majority vote overseen by the Constitution. This means taxes folks.
How many amendments is the right currently promoting? Balanced budget. Repeal the 14th. Crush the right of women to control their bodies, Religious control of the government. They love the Constitution so much they just want to destroy it. We must burn this village in order to save it.
I refuse to reflect their hate. Reason and ridicule are my weapons. Time and demographics are on my side.