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It’s so easy to find candidates who are unqualified for office. I wish it were easier to find good candidates. I was sent the campaign page for this Republican bozo in New Mexico, and one of the important issues he addresses is the atheist effort to outlaw prayer.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It’s time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn’t care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It’s time we tell them, “You don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honour Him. That is your right, and we will honour your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!”

God bless us one and all…Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada, despite all our faults We are still the greatest nations of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

I almost hate to break the news to him. There are no godless laws criminalizing prayer. There aren’t even any atheists trying or hoping to make prayer illegal. Go ahead — you want to pray before a football game, no one is stopping you. You want to pray before eating and sleeping, and you want to teach your kids to do that, too, then you may.

All we plan to take away is your privilege of being able to seize a bullhorn as a public official, and in your official capacity order everyone else to pray. If Pearce were actually sincere in his claim that he wants to tell us that we don’t have to pray, then there is no issue here. But of course, he’s not sincere. He wants to win a secular public office so he can bray that this is a Christian nation, and put his superstitions about God into our government.

So that makes him a lying sack of soggy sewage and an idiot, which ought to disqualify him for office if it weren’t for the fact that too often those seem to be prerequisites for getting elected.