Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum are the real Axis of Evil

Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum may pose a greater threat to our nation and what we call "The American Dream" than any terrorist organization.

On November 1, 1936, a week after signing a treaty of friendship, Italy and Germany announced a Rome-Berlin Axis.  This was the first global use of the word "axis" and it reflected the two countries' common interest in destabilizing the post-WWI European order.

Almost 4 years later, in September of 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, which became known as the Axis Alliance.

In January of 2002, President G.W. Bush called out Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the then-current Axis of Evil.  It was a term designed to focus attention on Iraq as a major threat to world peace and to rally support for the War on Terror.

Iraq turned out not to be much of a threat to anyone other than her own population and the jury's still out on Iran and North Korea.  Certainly, they are a threat.  The scope of that threat and the ability of the civilized world to contain it remain to be seen.

The real threat to America, though is not a Muslim fundamentalist who skipped the landing portion of his flying lessons or one with a custom fit dynamite vest.

Make no mistake, the wackos running the movement to bring the entire globe under the control of Sharia law and the Council of Twisted Mullahs is a real and ongoing threat, to America and the world.  We need to stop treating those who wish to annihilate us in a politically correct manner.

The threat to America, though is not Socialists, Fascist dictators, Kenyans, Progressives or abortion doctors.  The real threat comes from those who hide behind their own peculiar interpretations of the Constitution and the Bible and are obsessed with the same goal as the jihadists, turning America into a fundamentalist theocracy.

I don't know about you, but I don't want to live under anyone's implementation of what they think God told them to do.  Too many bad things go down when people act on God's words.

Today's Axis of Evil (Ryan, Cruz and Santorum), have solutions for all that ails America.  The problem with their solutions is that they go against everything America has stood for since 1776 and all that the Bible has represented since (fill in the date, as you understand it).

Ryan, the genius economist of the GOP has a pretty straightforward, 3-point plan for economic recovery.  First, slash every program aimed at helping those who need some help.  This category includes the poor, homeless veterans, the elderly and young people seeking financial assistance for their education.

The second part of his plan has a lofty goal that will be achieved incrementally.  It's a twist on tax reform whereby anyone with over $10 Million pays no taxes whatsoever.  You can see why they're going to have to sneak up slowly on that one.

Of course, no self-respecting Republican would propose a budget without some superfluous increases in military spending.  Even if it means buying $5 Million tanks that will immediately go into mothballs and $200 Million airplanes that only work about half the time.

Cruz, child of immigrant parents wants to slam the gate shut right behind his ass.  I would take his word for it when he says immigrants are bad.

Santorum, champion of small government wants to have the government involved in the most intimate aspects of women's lives.  Trans-vaginal ultrasounds, birth control, determinations of what women can and can't do with their own bodies, etc, etc.

It's OK to let a homicidal madman buy any kind of weapon of mass destruction he (or she wants), but we gotta clamp down on this whole S-E-X thing.

The Bill of Rights is the 1st 10 Amendments to the Constitution, in which many of the rights and freedoms we enjoy as Americans are outlined.  Contrary to what many have been saying, I only see a concerted effort in states with Republican governors and/or legislatures working actively to abridge many of those rights and freedoms.

Should we turn a blind eye because they'd like to disenfranchise a segment of our society with which they can neither identify nor tolerate?  Should we turn a blind eye because we sort of agree with with their stance on abortion or gay marriage?

It's always been true that when any of us loses freedom, we all do.  A wise man once said something to the effect that when something is done to the least of us, it is done to all of us.

You should be able to live your life in observance of whatever you believe.  You should not, however insist that I adhere to those beliefs.

The Taliban wants the world governed by Sharia law.  Rick Santorum wants America governed by his bilical interpretation.  I don't see either as a great alternative.

When the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, it was over the opposition of Southern Democrats, whose constituents did not want to upset the status quo.  Republicans, at the time had a sense of social justice and opportunity.  Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) wrote and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Clearly, this isn't your grandfather's GOP.  Certain members of the party recoiled at the suggestion that the Tea Party was America's Taliban.  I wonder if they'd like the name "Axis of Evil" any better.

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