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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:35 PM

The link between business and religious Republicans is Authoritarianism.

I finally figured out how to put it succinctly.
I grew up around both types of Republicans.
1. the Chamber of Commerce type that supports big business and wants low to no taxes and low to no regulations and private industry to replace governmental ones (eg. prisons/schools).
2. The great unwashed. Low income, low education level, generally insulated white rural communities that are very homogeneous. Rigid adherence to Christianity and especially Evangelical values.

On the surface, they have little in common and, in fact, are disdainful of each other.
Except when it comes to politics.
Because they both believe in authority figures being God like or, actually God.
They want a hierarchical political structure with a ďstrongĒ leader.
A CEO or Pope/Pastor to tell them what to think. Who to like. Who to hate.
And, therefore, who to vote for and against.

They are completely top down. They need to be led and they want to follow.
They donít believe in basic rights to be given to everyone.
They donít believe in everyone being equal.
They donít believe in democracy.

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Reply The link between business and religious Republicans is Authoritarianism. (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 OP
The Magistrate Jun 2021 #1
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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:45 PM

1. Well Observed, Sir




"The essence of conservative belief: there should be groups law protects but does not bind, and groups law binds but does not protect."


"When conservatives find their policies cannot prevail at the polls, they will not alter them but will reject democracy."


"One man and God are a majority."




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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:50 PM

2. Your quotes are much more succinct and well stated than my ramblings.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:52 PM

3. Mere Reinforcement, Sir

That you might find useful sometime if pressed....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:53 PM

4. Indeed. Thank you.

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