Recently a Constitutional seminar was advertised on the local political blog:
The Making of America Seminar offered by
The National Center For Constitutional Studies
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOUR FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET
This is the exciting exploration of Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Washington and others to rediscover the keys to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. We'll trace their adventure from 1400 B.C. to 1787 A.D.
Sounds pretty innocuous, right? One thing you won't find anywhere in the announcement, however, turns out to be the central focus. Similarly a quick look at the NCCS front page doesn't reveal anything too unexpected. A Constitution group promoting education.
Digging a bit deeper and you'll find a description of the seminars that also comes off fairly innocuous. But it keeps referring to principles and information from the 5,000 Year Leap, which suddenly reveals what all this is really all about: establishing a democratic theocracy in the United States of America.
Not so innocuous anymore.
As it turns out, this "Constitution" group's "historical seminars" are actually a big evangelical recruitment tactic using deception by advertising it without any mention of their overriding goals. Apparently bearing false witness is fine if done when you lie by omission. Hey, as long as you can trick them into coming, right? Trickery, deception, hmm... that reminds me of a character out of their little book. Hmm...
On the blog where the advertisement was posted, one user asked about the 1400 BC date, which certainly seemed like an odd starting point, but who knows, it could have had something to do with Native American influence on it, right? Nope. Apparently that's the supposed time when Moses established decentralized government. He's apparently one of the "others" involved in the "making of America" who actually has nearly nothing whatsoever to do with it in reality. But I suppose these seminars will teach that "reality" is in actuality just liberal heathen revisionism.
This whole thing may go beyond just typical evangelical religious right views though. It also seemed a bit odd that they seemed to arbitrarily note the previous 5,000 years when referring to the giant leap we made with our government. Not so odd or arbitrary if you're a young Earth creationist who believes that the universe is only 6,000 years old though and the divine plan includes tricking geologists and other suckered scientists into finding evidence of an older universe so that they can burn in hell along with anyone evil enough to think their evidence has merit.
On a more twisted note they actually praise the "manifest destiny" of early America. That brutal conquest that most normal people find to be a rather distasteful part of our history... is praised. Not only that, but they suggest a new one (or a continued one, depending on how you read it) to finally achieve God's desire to turn the United States into a pure Christian theocratic democracy! A journey they will explain in great detail from Moses to Madison (the guy who established the separation of church and state in that Bill of Rights he drafted, treated as such as president, and specifically stated as the case in his letters) and Jefferson (who while often cited for his "Creator" remark in the Declaration of Independence is the source of the current Supreme Court precedent on the separation of church and state and whose own treatment of and views of such are well documented as president and otherwise). I'm sure the irony is lost upon them.
Lies, deception, propaganda rewriting history... all to lure people in and promote an anachronistic political agenda. A snake in the grass. And it talks! Imagine that.