In the 70s and 80s, the Religious Right helped form a new political party in America: The Party of Theocracy.
It became the Party of the rule of religion over civic life and the destruction of the constitution, putting in place a theocratic power scheme that put Evangelical Christian Theology in charge of our country.
The final result being the 82% of Evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump, who, let’s face it, would not be president if we hadn’t merged the religious right with the Republican Party.
Cut to today, and the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With just 6 weeks until the presidential election, we suddenly find ourselves with a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Forget about Mitch McConnell’s 2016 gambit to leave a Supreme Court seat open for almost a year, never even giving President Obama’s nominee a hearing because it was an election year. With just over 40 days to go, we are staring down a possible constitutional crisis, and yet, Mitch McConnell didn’t waste any time committing, within hours of RBG’s passing, to fill that seat.
And do you want to take a guess who just may be at the very top of Trump’s list?
Republican Washington Insiders say that it’s none other than our Theocratic Attorney General, William Barr.
William Barr Photo Credit: Pool/Getty Images • “An auto-da-fé of the Spanish Inquisition and the execution of sentences by burning heretics on the stake in a market place. Wood engraving by Bocort after H.D. Linton.” is courtesy of Wellcome Images, and licensed under CC BY 4.0.