God Wrote the Constitution, Tom DeLay Says

Disgraced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay offered folks a peculiar civics lesson today. Our friends at Right Wing Watch caught the Texas Republican explaining what he thinks is the source of problems our nation faces today:

“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government, when we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles, and we allowed those that don’t believe in those things to keep pushing us, pushing us, and pushing us away from the government. And instead of standing up and being unashamedly a follower of Jesus Christ and fighting for our values in our society.”

DeLay was speaking on the talk show of Matthew Hagee, the son of San Antonio megapastor John Hagee.

26 thoughts on “God Wrote the Constitution, Tom DeLay Says

  1. Apparently there were many sermons back in the 1780’s blasting the Constitutional Convention attendees for writing such a godless secular document – the nascent nation was going to go down the tubes without God in there.

    Sounds like DeLay has been hanging out with David Barton.

  2. Oh, Jesus. Stop already with the “God is responsible for all the good stuff (people saved from earthquakes, etc.) but has nuthin’ to do with the bad stuff (earthquakes)” crap.

  3. I don’t believe that God even wrote the Bible. It was inspired by God but written by men who had the mindset of their time. The writers of the constitution recognized that it was and would be imperfect and allowed the amendments. One crackpot claimed that the constitution and amendments were “written” by God and could not be changed. I beg to differ, there have been a number of amendments added since the original document, including freeing the slaves and allowing women to vote.

  4. I just threw up in my mouth a little. Idiots like this are (or were, in his case)in charge? I think I might move to Canada. Or England.

  5. Golly, and all this time we thought James Madison was “the father of the Constitution”. Ain’t it wunnerful that we have experts like DeLay and Hagee to keep us straight. What would we do without their thoughful leadership?

  6. Who cares what Tom Delay thinks about anything?

    He’s a washed up, paunchy, pasty-faced, disgraced thug who has no power, no following and no discernible job.

    Heck, he’s not even a Kardashian!

  7. James Madison might have been surprised that he didn’t have much to do with writing the Constitution. But then I suspose Mr. Delay hasn’t read a whole lot of history books.

  8. The interesting thing about this is the many of today’s Republicans would almost certainly have been in the anti-Federalist camp, i.e., totally opposed to the adoption of a document that restricted “states rights.” But, it’s hardly surprising to find R’s are on the side of Satan; that’s their natural home.

  9. The fact that one has to muck around in the dregs of RW religious claptrap to even find this guy’s current opinions tells you how irrelevant he has become. His legacy, however, lives on in our tommymandered legislative and Congressional districts. That will take decades to fix.

  10. The Constitution was a product of the Enlightenment and Enlightenment thinkers, first and foremost John Locke. The writings of Thomas Hobbes, Milton, Montesquieu and others also had an impact on the authors of the Constitution.

    Had the Founding Fathers been looking to create a new religion, then no doubt the Bible would have played a significant role. But they were not, they were intent on creating the best type of federal government possible.

  11. I don’t want to live in Christian Iran. If fundamentalist Christian politicians only read the Constitution they would learn about this thing called the Establishment Clause. It’s probably the clearest declaration of secularity ever written. Why do we elect men like Tom Delay? We’re better than this.