Michigan RNC Candidate Goes Off

Mary Helen Sears is the vice-chair of the Republican party for the 1st congressional district of Michigan. She’s also a candidate to be Michigan’s representative on the Republican National Committee. A few months ago she wrote a column for the county Republican website that amusingly begins this way:

Admin note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. While every caution has been taken to provide our readers with most accurate information and honest analysis, please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog.

Translation: What follows is some major league bullshit, but we still want to publish it.

We find ourselves at a precipice, wide and gaping, its darkness, seemingly never-ending. We have a choice to make. Do we follow the Truth of the Living God, who’s principles and teachings are the foundation of this country or do we follow the dictates of a depraved society and fall headlong, off the cliff, into the abyss below? For too long the GOP has misinterpreted the big tent idea of Ronald Regan. Raising the flaps higher and higher in an effort to retain power, not realizing by doing so they were destroying the very fabric the tent was created out of.

A tent by its very nature is inclusive and exclusive. There are things the tent owner will allow in and others he will fight to the death to keep out.

The GOP is not the tent owner, it is the tent. Our party, like our boarder states have accepted the slow creep of intrusion until they are confused as to where their boarders truly lies. The voting members of the GOP are the tent owners. It is they who decides what the party stands for and what it stands against or what it lets into its tent and what it keeps out. With this idea in mind, we must ask ourselves, “How do we determine our belief system?”

My argument is that, we cannot put our finger to the wind, determine the sway of the people and try to ride the current trend to keep power. Who in the end does that serve? You must look at political party philosophy. Why do we have political parties? George Washington warned against them when he said, ” I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State…Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.”

His words ring true louder today than they have in the history of the United States.

Wait…you’re quoting George Washington on the evils of political parties and their danger to the country in a column about how to save the Republican party? Bravissimo!

Looking at our history we see that the party was built around a set of ideas agreed upon by the party members. The tent owners had made the first tent. The fabric of that tent was built on the idea that, “All men are CREATED equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights…”

Yeah, all the focus on “created” while ignoring “equal.” Sounds like the Republican party to me.

Where would they ever get a notion that all men are CREATED equal? You will certainly not find that in Darwin’s view of the world, which is being taught to our gullible children. His view gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia.

Speaking of gullible children…

Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman. It is a reflection of God and his Church. The promise that when this horror show we call life is over, we will once again be reunited with the God of this Universe. The joining of two men or two women is a perversion of this Covenant and a direct affront to God. Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit, which is the body of the person.

Is marriage still a “reflection of God and his church” when it involves people who don’t believe in God? Or who believe in the wrong God? Seems an obvious question. She apparently doesn’t realize that about 3/4 of the planet is not Christian.

God says of homosexuality:

” Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

Well thanks for making your violent and fascist views crystal clear. I suspect you’ll be very welcome on the Republican National Committee.

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  • a_ray_in_dilbert_space

    I always love the spelling in these diatribes. It’s like they are trying to take us back to a time before Webster.

  • matty1

    The original platform of the Republican party can be found here. The word creator and variations thereon is not included, also absent God, Jesus, Christ, church, faith and marriage. In fact with the exception of a single line about the right to bear arms there doesn’t seem to be any similarity to the present day version.

  • matty1

    You do have to admit though that he has a point about knowing where the boarders are. If someone boarded anything of mine I’d want to keep any eye on them too.

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    Oh look: it’s the old evolution is racist line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    The GOP continues its transformation from political party to cult.

  • colnago80

    Where would they ever get a notion that all men are CREATED equal? You will certainly not find that in Darwin’s view of the world, which is being taught to our gullible children. His view gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia.

    Frankenberger, in Mein Kampf, rejected Darwin’s theory of common descent. Stalin rejected Darwin’s theory of natural selection and put the power of the state behind Lysenko, sending Vavilov and his fellow evolutionary biologists to the gulag. This type of crap is typical of ignorant morons like Sears.

  • dingojack

    ” For too long the GOP has misinterpreted the big tent idea of Ronald Regan. Raising the flaps higher and higher in an effort to retain power, not realizing by doing so they were destroying the very fabric the tent was created out of.”

    Well this certainly isn’t bullshit. The GOP should never have let Reagan invite those religious right types to ‘board’** their tent*.

    Dingo

    ——–

    *. The tent that isn’t the owner of the tent, that’s made of fabric that doesn’t own the tent, that isn’t really a tent except the bit it does own, made of …. fabric?

    ** or is that ‘bored’ … oooh look a rambling, pointless tent metaphor !!

  • dingojack

    I went to the doctor and said “Doctor, doctor I’m not at all well. Half of me thinks I’m wigwam, the other half thinks I’m a tepee.”

    The doctor “you’re just two tents”.

    @@

    Dingo

  • raven

    His view gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia.

    Cthulhu, don’t these people ever get tired of lying.

    1. Hitler was a Catholic and a creationist. The Nazis banned evolution books. And prohibited atheists from the SS. The SS was in charge of the Holocaust.

    2. Stalin opposed Mendelianism and Darwinism in favor of Lysenkoism. A lot of Soviet geneticists ended up dead in one camp or prison or another.

    This was a huge disaster. Lysenkoism was partly responsible for most of the commies millions dead. Most of Stalin’s victims starved to death in famines. Same with Maoism.

    Lysenkoism shows what happens when you reject science for belief and ideology. The truth matters, especially when you are trying to grow wheat and rice.

  • colnago80

    Re raven @ v#9

    Lysenkoism shows what happens when you reject science for belief and ideology. The truth matters, especially when you are trying to grow wheat and rice.

    Hear, hear.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit…

    The anus?

  • lclane2

    “Boarder states?” – those must be the ones that have illegal aliens.

  • eric

    we cannot put our finger to the wind, determine the sway of the people and try to ride the current trend to keep power. Who in the end does that serve?

    We, The People?

  • oranje

    She’s from pretty close to me. And for what it’s worth, I had to teach one of her children.

    On behalf of the region, I’m sorry.

  • jws1

    I love the blatant hatred for “this horror show” called life.

  • dingojack

    “It’s said that science will de-humanise people and turn them into numbers. That is false, tragically false.

    Look for yourself, this the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz..This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond was flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas, it was done by arrogance, it was done dogma, it was done by ignorance.. When people believe that have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to knowledge of gods.

    Science is a very human form of knowledge, we are always at the brink of the unknown, we always feel forward for what it to be hoped. Every judgement in science stands on the edge of error and is personal, Science is a tribute to what we can know, although we are fallible.”

    Jacob Bronowski – Ascent of Man

  • Chiroptera

    jws1, #15:

    Well, you have to admit, the Republican Party is the organization doing the most to make life in the USA (and, they hope, the rest of the world) a horror show and keep it that way.

  • chilidog99

    Well I can’t blame the site for publishing it. It’s the UP after all.

    What else gets submitted? Letters complaining about moose poop in the road?

    What a way to drive up site hits.

  • Wylann

    I think she’s trying to say she wants all the poor people to be living in tents.

  • Alverant

    #9 Raven

    Do you have any links to support that? I believe you but I’d like some details for my own use please.

  • oranje

    @18: What I find interesting is that she’s 100+ miles from that county.

    And we usually don’t have moose poop problems. It’s the bears that are the issue.

    And the snow. Lots of snow.250+” of snow so far.

  • John Pieret

    “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

    Notice that Leviticus does not condemn lesbian relationships. There is no corresponding rule against women lying with womankind as she lieth with a man. At a guess, when these rules were first laid down the Israelites were still practicing polygyny and what the women did while the husband was out herding goats probably didn’t matter much to them as long as men were not involved.

  • Synfandel

    There are things the tent owner will allow in and others he will fight to the death to keep out.

    I’ve slept in several tents in many places. I can’t recall ever thinking that I would fight to the death to keep anything out. Anything that wants in that badly can have the tent. I’ll run like a coward and live to camp again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000263140906 Donovan

    Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman. It is a reflection of God and his Church.

    Ooh. Kinky. Proceed.

    …when this horror show we call life is over…

    WTF? Is this some emo, angst ridden romance novel or god/human orgy porn? Make up your mind!

    Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit…

    Holy shit! Now that’s what I call kink!

    “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

    Fuck. So it was just an emo, teenage angst, masochistic, Jewish fanfic porn romance novel.

    The GOP ought to embrace the crowd from White Tail Chapel in Ivor, Virginia. Then the stories will get good.

  • Synfandel

    Notice that Leviticus does not condemn lesbian relationships.

    It also doesn’t condemn homosexuality; it condemns bisexuality. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman…” As long as you’re firmly in the gay camp, you’re cool.

  • busterggi

    Flag? check!

    Bible? check!

    Fascism? check!

    The modern Republican party has all it needs just as it did in the 1930’s.

  • raven

    #9 Raven

    Do you have any links to support that? I believe you but I’d like some details for my own use please.

    Sure. Although this is all common knowledge. And links to support which assertion.

    1. Hitler was a Catholic. Read Mein Kampf. He mentions god and jesus 33 times. Darwin is mentioned a whole…zero times. Plus everything else he said.

    2. The SS prohibited atheists. Read it on wikipedia.

    3. Lysenkoism. Wikipedia. Google. This is well known history.

    4.

    THE EVOLUTION LIST: Godwin’s Darwin

    evolutionlist. blogspot. com/2008/03/godwins-darwin.html‎

    Mar 29, 2008 – AUTHOR: Allen MacNeill. SOURCE: Original essay … Like a creationist, Hitler claims that God made man: “For it was by the Will of God that …

    Allen MacNeill wrote a stunning essay on Hitler’s creationism. I couldn’t say it any better.

  • raven

    Ideology of the SS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Ideology_of_the_SS‎

    The ideology of the SS refers to the idealized values and motivations of the SS …

    Atheism was banned within the SS with all SS men being required to list …

    Xians have some explaining to do here.

    And after 2,000 years they are up for it. They weren’t Real Xians and besides it was a false flag operation.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    I wonder what Sears’ kitchen looks like. After all, if she’s quoting Leviticus to support her point, it means she keeps kosher, right? For that matter does she have a little hut in the back yard she lives in while she’s having her period? I seem to remember you’re not supposed to be around a woman when she’s “unclean.”

  • eric

    @25:

    It also doesn’t condemn homosexuality; it condemns bisexuality. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman…” As long as you’re firmly in the gay camp, you’re cool.

    Heh, that’s amusing. You could take it even more literally, Syn: just don’t use the same position for both men and women, and you’re cool. “Lord, I didn’t lie with men as with women. I used missionary for the women and doggie for the men.”

  • vmanis1

    Side note, I notice that SLC (colnago80) has reverted to mentioning the mythical person named `Frankenberger’ when he really means Adolf Hitler. That would be OK (if silly) on its own, but then he goes on to mention a truly mythical person, Stalin, whose correct name was Iosif Vissarionovich Jugashvill (he was a Georgian). Just as with Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov), these were pseudonyms adopted in adulthood. For consistency, SLC should identify Jugashvill’s imaginary Jewish grandfather, and use that man’s name as well.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    timgueguen “I wonder what Sears’ kitchen looks like. After all, if she’s quoting Leviticus to support her point, it means she keeps kosher, right? For that matter does she have a little hut in the back yard she lives in while she’s having her period?”

    Have you even read the Bible? Jesus abolished the rules that effect me. It’s the ones that effect people I don’t like that are still in effect.

  • jnorris

    dingojack The doctor “you’re just two tents”.

    You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up

    Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up

    You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up

    Put the lime in the coconut; you’re such a silly one

    You put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em both together

    Put the lime in the coconut and you feel better

    Put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em all down

    You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the mornin’

    Harry Nilsson, 1971

  • dingojack

    Raven – “The SS prohibited atheists. Read it on Wikipedia”

    You are, of course, aware that Wikipedia is not even vaguely creditable as a real source, right?

    Do you have a better source for your naked assertion?

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    “It’s important to listen to your car and deal with any car maintenance problems immediately. Be on alert for changes in performance, sounds and visual tip-offs that indicate service or repairs may be needed.

    If you experience any of the following early warning signs, make sure that you have your local Toyota Service Centre inspect your car at the earliest possible opportunity.

    Engine stumbling

    Strange engine noises

    A leak under the vehicle

    A change in noise from the exhaust

    Spongy feeling brake or clutch pedals

    High engine temperature

    The steering pulls to one side”

    Yep, I can do complete non sequiturs too

    In your face, jnorris .

    @@

    Dingo

  • Sastra

    The fabric of that tent was built on the idea that, “All men are CREATED equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights” … Where would they ever get a notion that all men are CREATED equal?

    Someone once used this argument on me to prove that the concept of Constitutional democracy HAD to be grounded in a belief in God. I told him that the ideas and reasoning worked just fine if the “Creator” was “Nature” and it “created” and “endowed” through evolution. I wasn’t saying that this is what the Founding Fathers believed. I was saying that it didn’t matter whether you derived human equality from observation or faith, nature or God. The basic argument remained the same and the concept was supported either way.

    Didn’t compute. And then, when it eventually did, didn’t like.

  • oranje

    “You are, of course, aware that Wikipedia is not even vaguely creditable as a real source, right?”

    -Citation Needed

    (Sorry, I had to. 😛 )

  • dingojack

    It has to be asked:

    Michigan RNC Candidate Goes Off

    Was this person beyond their stated ‘use by’ date or were they simply improperly refrigerated?

    Enquiring minds…

    Dingo

  • colnago80

    Re vmanis1 @ #31

    Unlike Frankenberger, it is my information that Jugashvili’s biological paternal grandfather is known.

  • dingojack

    oranje – see wiki itself. Including the major issues (some unsolved for over 5+ years)..

    Any other idiotic questions? No? Good. Go away, the adults are talking.

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    SLC – We’ve been through this issue thoroughly. Fuck off, the adults are trying to talk.

    Dingo

  • oranje

    Dingo, my friend, it was a joke.

  • colnago80

    Re Dachshund @ #41

    Hey, vmans1 raised the issue so call him out.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    colnago80 “Hey, vmans1 raised the issue so call him out.”

    Okay.

  • D. C. Sessions

    If “siccups” isn’t a word, it should be. Because I was mentally inserting [sic] into that steaming pile of logorrhea and ended going [sic] … [sic] … [sic] almost every line.

  • scienceavenger

    My argument is that, we cannot put our finger to the wind, determine the sway of the people and try to ride the current trend to keep power.

    Who’s asking you to? I’d settle for putting a finger to the pages of some science books, determine the current state of human knowledge (as opposed to the 3,000 year old variety), and keep power by dispensing with the nonsense you have pushed for so long that contradicts said knowledge. To wit:

    Stop denying evolution and climate change.

    Stop denying all the social science that says society is still far from equal for all.

    Stop denying the history that puts the lie to financial homeopathy (you call it “supply side economics”)

    Stop pretending condoms don’t work, and that kids will stop doinking if you just tell them not to.

    Stop pretending there is a “moment” of conception.

    And that’s just for starters.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    raven @ # 27: … evolutionlist. blogspot. com/2008/03/godwins-darwin.html‎ … – produces a “page not found” error.

    The post (I’m pretty sure) you were referring to now lives at http://evolutionlist.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html .

    (Thanks for finding it in the first place – nice bio-blog!)

  • Synfandel

    oranje – see wiki itself. Including the major issues (some unsolved for over 5+ years)..

    Any other idiotic questions? No? Good. Go away, the adults are talking.

    Jeez, Dingo, chill! oranje was making a joke. “Citation needed.” Get it? Let’s keep it civil.

  • jameshanley

    when this horror show we call life is over

    I kind of pity the poor woman. My life is pretty darn good.

  • vmanis1

    I do get tired of the meme that Wikipedia isn’t a credible source. It’s actually a fairly good source; a study a while ago showed an error rate on selected science pages on the order of Britannica Online. I’m quite happy to cite a Wikipedia page to settle a friendly dispute.

    That said, I was taught in high school not to cite encyclopedia articles, because it makes one’s research look slovenly. But Wikipedia often has quite good lists of primary sources, in the References and External Links sections.

    Colnago8: I will continue to mock comments of yours where you pretend that the surname of Adolf Hitler’s grandfather has some kind of cosmic significance.

  • Nick Gotts

    The promise that when this horror show we call life is over, we will once again be reunited with the God of this Universe. – Mary Helen Sears

    Er, Mary Helen, according to your beliefs, who is actually the writer, producer, director and starring actor in “this horror show”?

    Hey, vmans1 raised the issue so call him out. – colnago80

    No, fuckwit, you raised the issue by misidentifying the author of Mein Kampf.

    For consistency, SLC should identify Jugashvill’s imaginary Jewish grandfather, and use that man’s name as well. – vmanis1

    I have come across a numpty almost as stupid as colnago80, who insisted that Stalin was educated by Jesuits, and thus the Catholic Church was responsible for the Ukraine famine, the Gulag and the show trials.

  • dingojack

    He was a seminary student – but it was some kind of Russian Orthodox mystical cult (I believe). He was responsible for his own actions, in my opinion (humble or otherwise), but of course if godbots want to have satan, Jeebus, god and etc. take credit for something, let take credit for the actions of every despot, mass-murder and rapist, I say.

    Dingo

    ——–

    I apologise unreservedly for my outburst earlier, I can only say I let my experiences somewhere else boil over here, sorry about that oranje

    vmanis1 – that’s kind of like saying:

    A) Smallpox is not nearly as likely to kill you as Ebola … so you want a dose of smallpox then?

    B) Wiki only has two mistakes per page as opposed to three, and besides – the extra mistake was fixed as recently as 5 years ago.

    @@

  • colnago80

    Re Pekinese @ #52

    That is correct. Jugashvili attended a Russian orthodox seminary for a while.

    Re Nick Gotts

    And Gotts is a schmuck.

  • pixiedust

    RE the creationism of Nazi ideology

    http://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/nazi-racial-ideology-was-religious-creationist-and-opposed-to-darwinism/#sec8

    I don’t know if this is a reliable source or not but I do like the beginning section showing that Aryans and the lessor sorts were separate creations.

  • Dave Maier

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia

    black hole of self-reference … head spinning … must lie down …

  • oranje

    @ Dingo: No worries; I assumed we got our signals crossed is all.

    The buzz here locally today is about the backlash from Mary’s posting. I haven’t seen her in some time, so I can’t ask. And I’d be kind of afraid to just go knock on her door. But there’s been a kind of collective “WOW!” about the whole thing. There are people who somewhat think along these lines here, sure, but she is definitely the edge of extreme for us.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @11. Modusoperandi :

    Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit…

    The anus?

    I always thought the pulled that Holy Spirit stuff from their arses!

    When it comes to spirits I prefer to drink ’em myself but I ‘spose a suppository of all wisdom* could work as well ..

    * Tony Abott-bott, not-so-beloved homophobic and general arsehole PM of Keating’s arse-end of the world, ref. See : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIOM9kpTaho

    Whilst we’re on the bum jokes.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Bugger. Fucken typos! That’s “they” not ‘the’ in the first of my lines there, dammit!

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Is marriage still a “reflection of God and his church” when it involves people who don’t believe in God? Or who believe in the wrong God? Seems an obvious question.

    I think that makes them a refraction instead of a reflection maybe?

    She apparently doesn’t realize that about 3/4 of the planet is not Christian.

    They don’t count.

    Only Christians really count. because she says so! Y’all know that righ?

    @56. oranje :

    ..she is definitely the edge of extreme for us.

    Coming soon to the next X-games, new catergory Xtrme Wingnuttism who can say the stupidest most far thing and still get voted into offvie / selected for GOP nomination? On teh edge man! Teh edghe! Unreal! With points for a triple reality flip with piker and the make’em’toss – but beware crashing to earth when that envelope of stupidity gets pushed that little too far.

    Also this :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nqcL0mjMjw

    sums it up aptly.

  • oranje

    @59: Yeah, it’s a dead thread by now, but that last bit makes me wonder if Mountain Dew or Taco Bell could start making products that pander to the right-wing loonies.

    “New Mountain Dew Hetero! Be one of us, because the majority rules, dude!”

    The backlash continues here, by the way. Three people have come to my office this morning, shaking their heads, with variants of “did you see that?” I can’t wait for the gossip of next week’s city council meeting.