Friday, July 02, 2010
Today's Republican PartyIt's being more and more influenced by adherents and fans of groups like the Constitution Party and its Christian Reconstructionist ideology, as Adele Stan explains in What Rand Paul and Sharron Angle Have in Common: A Far-Right "Biblical Law" Political Party Alternet 06/15/2010.
If the Tea Party could be said to have a founding father, I'd name him as Constitution Party founder Howard Phillips. Deeply influenced by the Christian Reconstructionist theology of Rousas John Rushdoony, Phillips not only helped found the religious right, but created a political party that has served as a haven for such figures as Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry and neo-militia leader Matthew Trewhella. (Founded in 1992 as the U.S. Taxpayers Party, the organization adopted the name "Constitution Party" in 1999.)Tags: christian dominionism, radical right, republican party
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