Johann Wagener 10-06-13
A common term "Bible Thumper" is often used when describing the following;
The "Bible Thumpers" spout the ravings of the last televangelist they have watched on tv. They listen to the latest babbling about who will be "Left Behind". They loudly announce the "End of Times" or the "Rapture" which is coming the day after tomorrow and how it is therefore unnecessary to think about or care about the future.
There is a startling resemblance between these folks and those who I have fondly labeled "C-THUMPERS" (C being short for Constitution)
If I were to replace a few words in the definition of a Bible Thumper I would come up with this;
The "C- Thumpers" spout the ravings of the last FOX pundit they have watched on tv. They listen to the latest babbling about "Big Government". They loudly announce the "loss of freedom" or "taking our guns" which is coming the day after tomorrow and how it is therefore unnecessary to think about or care about the future.
C-THUMPERS interpret the Constitution as if they were living in those times and bumping elbows with Washington, Adams, and Franklin at the local pub, exchanging stories about one of the slave girls they had in the barn last night or the rabbit they poached with their one-shot musket.
For them it's as if the world has stood still all these years and we are still playing by "exactly" the same rules. Some of them go so far as to don the costumes of the time and frantically parade around reenacting scenes of the past as if that will make them real. On the surface it all seems like good clean fun; exercising freedom of speech, but underneath all that rhetoric and flag waving lies something much more dangerous because, for these people, it is real.
Does the Tea Party understand the Constitution?