The United States Capitol, American Flag and Bald Eagle. Photo courtesy Liz Van Steenburgh/

With virtually every legislative action in the wings right now because of the radical Right in the House, the recklessness of the far-Right has never been more noticeable. It is literally effecting millions of lives in America.

The Reckless Right-Wing War on America

by Tom Ehrich 07-17-2013 | 10:47am

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people or the national interest, they declare war on the poor, the hungry, Native Americans, the unemployed, gays and lesbians, immigrants, minority voters, women, military dependents, and public education.

The recent farm bill — which gives public subsidies to agribusiness and denies food stamps to the hungry — is just the latest sortie in a determined decades-long assault on American values.

They claim the moral high ground, but actually violate everything Jesus stood for. We hear a lot of talk about posting the Ten Commandments in courthouses, but we really should be reading the Sermon on the Mount and Matthew 25 outside every legislature.

They claim to stand for small government, but actually disdain all government, from police forces (begging for gun controls) to public hospitals (saddled with the uninsured), from food stamps to schools, from consumer protections to online privacy, from bridge and highway repairs to housing values. Down with government, they say, except, of course, for government’s ability to shift public money to the wealthy.

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