Yurica Report goes on to say:
The 20-Rules to "good" character is titled "UncommonSense" which Blackwell recommends "as a character ethics model for Ohio's business and government leaders." Blackwell invites candidates for office to join him in launching "a revolution of character-building in our great state."
Blackwell speaks candidly. It is a revolution in a deceptively pretty package. Hidden in its paragraphs are concepts of submission, obedience, inspection of the personal lives of people, and the loss of personal rights and freedom that would make America's founding fathers stand on their heads in their graves. In short it is a Dominionist document: a religious treatise in secular terms, but dominionist to the core. It's a brilliant little package to get millions of evangelical Christians and their friends to accept authoritarian government without even a whisper of protest.
Big Brother anyone?
My personal favorite of the Codes is the following:
LIBERTY: High-character people preserve their public rights by fulfilling their personal responsibilities. In order to preserve public freedoms, every person must exercise private restraints. Therefore, free people embrace self-control so the need for public controls is minimized. As a result, high-character people communicate and live out character ethics and intentionally exhort others to do likewise as an active act of preserving liberty for everyone. (Observable Virtues: temperance, self-control)
In other words, surpress whatever tendencies the people in power consider innapropriate, or they will do it for you. Or the line about "high character people" "exhorting" others to follow in thier footsteps? That reeks of Evangelical philosophy if ever there was any, in my opinion.
It never ceases to amaze me how the Religious Right has managed to become so adept at taking so many civic talking points and turned them on thier ears to suit thier own agenda. And they do it right under the noses of the average citizen.
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