Remember the 2000 “election”? Remember the debacle in Florida? I know we’re often told that it is old news and that we should forget the travesty that led to the last 6 years and move on. But do you remember who ran the whole show before the final decision was handed off to the mystic dwarves?
Well, Katherine Harris, former Florida Secretary of State, is now a congresswoman for Florida’s 13th district and a candidate in the Republican primary for the U.S. senate. From The Orlando Sentinel, via The Washington Post
Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a “nation of secular laws” and that the separation of church and state is a “lie we have been told” to keep religious people out of politics.
“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention. She cited abortion and same-sex marriage as examples of that sin.
Isn’t this illuminating? Just to be extra clear, how might her view of reality affect other difficult decisions she might be, or have been, called on to make?
Harris, a candidate in the Sept. 5 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, said her religious beliefs “animate” everything she does, including her votes in Congress.
Ah! I see. By the way, this gem also sits on the Homeland Security Committee and the International Relations Committee. And we wonder why the country is in a mess.