U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL):
Mr. Brooks invoked bloodshed and death during his speech on January 6 and exhorted the participants not let the Democratic Party “steal from us our God-given right to control our nation’s destiny.”
From a friend who wishes to remain anonymous:
"That statement could only come from an elected official who took his oath of office to the Constitution without reading the fine print.
Under our Constitution, nobody has a "God-given right to control the nation's destiny." And the fact that Brooks (and apparently many other Republicans) believe this shows the true nature of the fight we are in.
Conservative "evangelical" Christianity has become a vestigial organ in our body politic. Like the appendix, it no longer serves any useful purpose, but its continued existence might be benign. However, vestigial organs can become infected, and when they do, they must be excised or they can be fatal to the host organism.
Evangelicals were already panicked by their continued losses in the culture wars when Trump warned them that he was "their last chance." For a group that loves to wallow in martyrdom, this was like pouring gasoline on a fire.
What Brooks, et al, refuse to understand is that our Declaration of Independence and subsequent Constitution marked an end to the concept that any one or group had a "God-given right" to rule. The English king claimed this "divine right," and it was flatly rejected in establishing a government "of, by, and for the people."
The Declaration rejects the king's divine authority, and the Constitution doesn't mention "God" except to bar any religious test for public office.
The idea that the United States is or was intended to be a "Christian Nation" is a bigger and more dangerous lie than "election fraud," because it provides the base on which most of today's right-wing extremism sits."
Again, as I've posted here numerous times, people like Mo Brooks and his hero, Trump, show us they know nothing about our Constitutional system of government.
They are, at heart, authoritarians and a dangerous threat to our democratic republic.
We found out just this week that a sitting POTUS, Donald J. Trump, asked the acting AG, Jeffrey Rosen, to LIE about the election, and then he, DJT, would take it from there.
This is more documented proof of Trump's fascistic tendencies and his total disregard of the laws that govern us. Like a typical dictator, he tried to take control of the DoJ and tried to coerce it to LIE for him about the election.
Trump is a liar, a cheat, and a fraud; and with the power of the office of the presidency, he tried to overturn a legal election, WHICH HE LOST! resoundingly!
This, my friends, is how a dictatorship works.
Don't expect the right wing Evangelicals to care a wit about this shameful new information about their lying, cheating, and fraud-of-a-hero.
They're cultists, and cultists are loyal to the cult leader, not the United States of America and its laws.