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Published:November 16th, 2009 10:59 EST
Sarah Palin Still On Warpath Against Obama

Sarah Palin Still On Warpath Against Obama

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"At a speech in Wisconsin this week, Sarah Palin noted how the words `In God We Trust` had been moved to the edge of the new dollar coins. `Who calls a shot like that?` she reportedly asked, before identifying the change as part of a `disturbing trend.` Some read this as an implied criticism of the Obama administration, even though the decision to redesign the coins was made by the Republican-led congress in 2005." Read More

Sarah Palin may not anything about foreign policy or economics, but she knows which side of the bread is buttered.

Palin is aware that she must keep her evangelical base happy, that`s why in her speeches she always includes a line that will resonate with the holy rollers.

Fundamentalists believe that the guvmint is at war with Christians, and Palin is feeding into this paranoia by insinuating that Obama was behind the decision to move the words "In God We Trust" to the edge of the new dollar coins.

The decision to redesign the coins was made by the Republican-led Congress in 2005. Obama is too much of a wimp to do the right thing, and ban the words "In God We Trust" from all of our currency.

Obama caters to people of faith (although not the right-wing fringe) as much as Palin. You would have thought Obama would have learned his lessons about mixing religion and politics after his association with controversial minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright almost cost him the presidency. But Obama still invokes god in his speeches, and he has close associations with ministers.

The press and the intelligentsia are flabbergasted by Palin`s popularity despite her cluelessness about the major issues of the day. They fail to realize that Palin`s supporters don`t expect their Messiah to be an expert on climate change or geopolitics. As long as Palin rails against abortion, sodomites and the conspiracy to ban Christmas, her devotees will stand by her come hell or high water.

America must be faithful to its cherished principle of separation of church and state, the word "god" should be anathema in anything having to do with the government.

If our nation is ever to be free from religious superstition, evangelicals like Palin and more progressive Christians like Obama must both adhere to the principle of separation of church and state.