Many among the Tea Party and Religious Right are fiercely resistant to fact-based logical reasoning. They have their faith, either in religion or in cartoonish versions of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution. Bumper sticker slogans masquerade as political philosophy. "Tax and Spend!"
|Ignorant and Free|
Nature respects neither the common touch nor conservatives' notions of "commonsense." It doesn't have a political philosophy or a religion. It obeys only its own laws. If our public policy is not informed by facts, rational thinking, and best science, then it is doomed to fail. What Jefferson said is both profound and true. As a nation we ignore it at our peril. No amount of praying and magical thinking, and certainly no amount of political pandering, will make it otherwise.