The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I think it should have Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton and also Al Gore. All Democrats; all highly enlightened, and all possessing big enough egos to match the size of that mountain side.
I think all presidents should be put on Mount Rushmore.
I want to see Nixon carved there.
D0GBREATH, DOES THIS INAUGURAL GOWN MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG?The jokes write themselves!
I couldn't care less about idolatry in the sense that you mention it Goshin, but I do agree that holding people up as demi-gods is unwise.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.