Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recently suggested that America would need a good ole fashioned civil war to save itself from a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Bevin, who was elected in 2015, after expressing “absolute” support for Kim Davis, the anti-gay county clerk who refused to recognize same-sex marriages following the SCOTUS decision last June.
On Saturday while speaking at the 2016 Value Voters Summit, Bevin told VVS attendees that the country faces a fork in the road:
“We don’t have multiple options; we’re going one way or we’re going the other way, politically, spiritually, morally, economically, from a liberty standpoint. We’re going one way or we’re going the other way.”
The governor recalled a fable from his college years when he bravely stood up to a professor that he claimed mocked Christianity (in the fashion that evil more intelligent liberals always do).
“They try to silence us. They try to get us to shut our mouths. They try to embarrass us. Don’t be embarrassed. We were not redeemed to have a spirit of timidity.” He urged young people, “Be bold. There’s enough Neville Chamberlains in the world. Be a Winston Churchill…There are quite enough sheep already. Be a shepherd.”
After bragging about the size of the cross on his back, Bevin said that American Freedom was “purchased at an extraordinary price,” and that 1.5 million Americans have sacrificed their lives while serving in uniform. Bevin declared, “America is worth fighting for. America is worth fighting for, ideologically.”
“I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically,” said Bevin. “But that may in fact be the case.”
The governor then — in his patriotic drunken stupor — painted a picture of a post-apocalyptic America where both “patriots” and “tyrants” would shed blood for control of America’s future.
“Somebody asked me yesterday, I did an interview and they said, ‘Do you think it’s possible, if Hillary Clinton were to win the election, do you think it’s possible that we’ll be able to survive? That we would ever be able to recover as a nation?’ And while there are people who have stood on this stage and said we would not, I would beg to differ.”
“But I will tell you this: I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots. Whose blood will be shed?”
“It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something, that we through our apathy and our indifference have given away.”
Yes, his heart breaks, and that’s why he encourages Americans to murder each other should his party lose an election in November.
Bevin is just one of many dangerous neo-con nutjobs who pine for a “holy war” so that they can nobly fight and, if necessary die, for their God. People like him want to see America transformed into a theocracy and views anyone who opposes their point of view as heretics in need of righteous punishment.
So you see, the Religious Right and ISIS really have nothing in common.
And before we forget, congrats to Gov. Belvin who on Friday, just before his big speech, received the “Distinguished Christian Statesman” award from the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship. Let’s give him a big hand.
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