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My mind will be made up about the candidates when the slate is decided. I have no vote in the primaries so why should I bother with the bottom-feeders who have little chance of being nominated.
Let me ask you a question: Are you a Republican, eligible to vote in the Republican primary?
If not, what on earth difference does it make to you who they select to represent their party?
What difference does it make if they select a theocratic neoCon or a very wealthy, unabashed capitalist?
Are you old enough to remember that these same sort of tirades were published when Jimmy Carter, a Southern Baptist, was running?
The influence of the radical religious already right exceeds its size. It still faces challenges to its rule, although that may change during the next few years as it consolidates its strength, and begins to exercise the prerogatives of its growing power.
As that happens, the United States will begin to look quite different.
What kind of place will the United States be if the radical religious right continues to consolidate power and enforce policies of its choosing?
An obvious change will be that children in public schools, or private schools publicly funded through vouchers, will receive religious instruction based on the ideology of Christian fundamentalists. That policy will perhaps be presented as a way to strengthen the fabric of society, reduce crime, and so on.
Of course, the scientific view of biology will no longer be taught in public institutions, except as a cultural oddity to be rejected.
Those are perhaps some of the least dramatic changes, although they will eventually lead to the United States slipping from its preeminent role in science. In the eyes of the fundamentalist, "the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God" (I Corinthians 3:19).