Bob Vander Plaats and the rise of Iowa fascism

All of the world’s most nefarious and draconian dictatorship destroying human and civil rights have always been led by “men of God”: church men, pastors and “evangelicals” be they Christians, Jews, Moslems or other sects. There has never been an exception. This was the case with the alliance of two men, Pope Pius XI and Mussolini,

Pius XI and Mussolini 1932

that influenced so greatly the social and political pattern, not only of Italy, but also of the rest of Europe in the years between the two world wars. (http://www.cephas-library.com/catholic/catholic_vatican_in_world_politics_chpt_9.html)

Later  it was Pope Pius XII and Adolf Hitler who sealed the doom of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, working women, Polish independents, captured soviet soldiers, and more. After Hitler came Ronald Reagan who embraced (and accepted money from) the Christian Coalition (and Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson; see John Patrick Diggins, “How Ronald Reagan Reinvented Religion, at http://www.hnn.us/articles/38958.html [History News Network]),

Falwell and Reagan

 the Bushes and the Southern Baptist Convention (See: Marv Knox, “At Southern Baptist Convention, Bush Blesses Baptists,” at http://www.baptiststandard.com/2002/6_17/print/bush.html), and now modern fascism preached by “pastor” Mike Huckabee and those who ape him like Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats who ran for the GOP nomination (and lost) to be governor of Iowa in 2010 (he had run for the same office unsuccessfully in the past). Vander Plaats’ platform was to deny basic human rights to Iowans while destroying the civil liberties and human rights of those who disagree with him or with Huckabee, and do not live the lifestyle that both man preach is demanded by a god so hate-filled that only certain people merit salvation if they are totally subservient to his pastors. This enthronement of theological conservatism brought additional revenue to both Vander Plaats and Huckabee.  (See: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1110/Huckabee_to_talk_politics_in_Iowa.html?showall). 

Vander Plaats and Huckabee are two theocrats who proclaim that the “Iowa Family Policy Center” is “all about family rights” (see: http://www.ifpc.org/). Their interpretation of what constitutes a family reflects the ideology and public pronouncements identical to that of Mussolini, Hitler, and the current despots in Uganda and Nigeria, denying those who would be a family.

Vander Plaats and Huckabee bullhorn hatred and spew lies unabashed. They deny women the right to determine the destiny of their bodies. They reject the right of all children to have a sound and balanced education based on facts that is scientifically provable. They disparage the right of people to make commitments to each other. This theological twosome reject all forms of gambling on the unproven claim that gambling weakens the family, and draconically denounce taxes as being the scourge of the family, claiming that taxes “enslave” the heads of the family who must work longer hours, with a special rant on income taxes as being the poison put out by Democrats. Their rant shows a total lack of knowledge of USA history, for the first income tax was introduced by Abraham Lincoln to pay for the 1862 letter on income taxAmerican Civil War on January 3, 1862 (http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/hottopic/irs_history.html cp. http://www.ifpc.org/issues). Unsurprisingly, Vander Plaats platform and goals are identical to the issues that elected Adolf Hitler as German Chancellor in 1939:

The view that women should remain at home was reinforced when a third of male workers lost their jobs and became unemployed during the depression in the 1930s. Nazis argued that men were being replaced by female workers who, on average, only received 66% of men’s wages.

During the election campaign in 1932, Adolf Hitler promised that if he gained power he would take 800,000 women out of employment within four years. In August 1933 a law was passed that enabled married couple to obtain loans to set up homes and start families. To pay for this single men and childless couples were taxed more heavily.

(See: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERwomen.htm) Like the token females in today’s GOP (as defined by Vander Plaats as “God’s Own Party”), the few women Hitler brought into his government, such as Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, their job was to get women to return to the home, give birth to more “Aryan” babies, and support

Gertrud Scholtz-Klink

enthusiastically the extension of “living space” for the “superior race” of “God-fearing Christians.”

Vander Plaats argues that “Pastor Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and winner of the 2008 Iowa presidential caucus, will be speaking about the role of the church regarding the current assault on marriage and family, God-honoring civics, and what it means to be a Christian statesman.”

Vander Plaats and Huckabee

Vander Plaats received much of his financial support from NOM (National Organization for Marriage) of Princeton, NJ–but who has interfered with every state in the Union when candidates did not reflect its values, such as “Your Average Marriage is Good For Your Kids” (the web writer’s grammar, obviously is as weak as their arguments; see: http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.3836955/k.BEC6/Home.htm)

Like Adolph Hitler (http://www.nobeliefs.com/speeches.htm), Vander Plaats promises to “honor pastors” who support him and Huckabee (www.ifpc.org; cp. Hitler, 27 October 1928, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf, and 1 February 1933 speech reiterated Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935). His goals were clearly stated “to reduce property taxes to fuel business expansion”, have the “loser pay all” court costs in any litigation (thus chilling the judicial right of redress), having representatives from “public school, home school and private school on the Iowa Board of Education” even though all schools at the present must pass a definite test of knowledge acquisition (Vander Plaats, who took his degree in coaching at Iowa Northwestern College before becoming a coach and teacher in Boone and Jefferson), and most critical to his campaign “Sign an executive order designed to stop clerks from handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Most legal experts note an executive order cannot overrule the Iowa Supreme Court.” (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Vander_Plaats). 
Vander Plaats is the executive director of Iowa for Freedom, and has regularly interfered with the freedom of Iowans. Freedom of choice is not in his vocabulary or lexicon. Freedom of association is not found in his rule book, and the basic guarantees of the US Constitution (Article 1) are ignored in the name of his quest to become the saviour of Iowa.
 The Iowa Interfaith Alliance publicly denounced Vander Plaats for mixing religion and politics, stating that Vander Plaats group is merely a state arm of the American Family Association of Mississippi. While Vander Plaats hailed the AFA on all the e-mails and letters he sent me, he denied any real affiliation with them when responding to the Iowa Interfaith Alliance. (http://www.radioiowa.com/2010/10/14/vander-plaats-responds-to-interfaith-alliance/)
 
Vander Plaats and Mike Huckabee have gone to such extremes (as have all theological terrorists and tyrants from Pope Urban II to Hitler and modern cultists in Nigeria [http://www.gbmnews.com/gbm/articles/world-scouts-claim-disassociation-from-ugandan-chair.html]and Uganda[http://www.gscene.com/world/Uganda_plans_death_penalty_for_homosexuals.shtml]), call a “war on terror” to be a spiritual war and a theological war, matching Sarah Palin’s promise of Armageddon (text and video are at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2007/12/19/huckabee-iowa-manager-were-fighting-radical-religion-islam).
 
Tyrants, everywhere, always cite god as the author of their actions, and proclaim that they are defending the family against those they oppose. Hitler had more than 500,000 gays executed, more than one million working women were imprisoned for the crime of taking the jobs of men–at 66% less in pay, more than 6 million Jews were slaughtered in the name of a Christ no tyrant has ever known but only praised in public prayers while encouraging the unnatural act of celibacy and chastity as virtues. If marriage was sacred, and if it was god-sanctioned, and if Jesus was the son of god, then why is there no mention of Jesus ever marrying or even having a girl friend? The only mention of marriage in the life of Jesus was when he changed water into wine–and the host complained that the best was saved for last–a common expression at that time for people who were already drunk. Furthermore, which neither NOM nor the American Family Association comment on, is why do all biblical records focus on Jesus living with 12 men, one of whom rested his head on the chest of Jesus? This is rank hypocrisy. It is not about winning souls, but in controlling lives. It is not about defending the “family”–a word that in all dictionaries is defined as ” a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family” (Random House Dictionary, 2010)–it is about power and control over others. It is fascism. It is the rebirth of fascism in Iowa, a state that is more like the 1980s when the motto “a State on the Go” became “a State to go from.”
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4 responses to “Bob Vander Plaats and the rise of Iowa fascism

  1. Sharon Treinen

    Take me away from these religious fanatics that hide behind the cloak of the Bible to justify persecuting Americans!

  2. Nice Try

    “All of the world’s most nefarious and draconian dictatorship destroying human and civil rights have always been led by “men of God”: church men, pastors and “evangelicals” be they Christians, Jews, Moslems or other sects.”

    Exactly. It’s always the religious zealots like Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jon-il, Vladimir Lenin, Alexsandr Luashenko, Boungnang Vorachith, Tran Duc Luong…

    Oh… well… your statement is correct if communist dictatorships don’t count as “nefarious and draconian dictatorship destroying human and civil rights.”

  3. MOISÉS IBRAHIM

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    COLEGIO RETAMAR: OPUSDEISM DE LA POLICIA ESPAÑOLA FASCISTA Y LOS JUECES BUSHITERISTAS. LA CULTURA DEL TERRORISMO ESPIRITUAL.

    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A BUNKER OF ASSAULTS on REASON as a TREASON on CHRIST DOCTRINE.
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    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A CLAN of RIFFRAFFS, WORRIORS AND CRUSADERS in INVISIBLE BURKAS.
    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A SECT that INFECTS like INSECTS and produces CHRONICAL DISEASES.
    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A TRAIL OF GANGSTERS, SCAMS, PHISING MAKERS and IDENTITY THIEVES.
    COLEGIO RETAMAR: AN INSTITUTION which instructs FUTURE TERRORIST and WARRIOR SAINTS.
    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A PENTAGON that plans PERSONAL KIDNAPPING and CERTAIN HOMICIDES.

    COLEGIO RETAMAR: A WAY of 999 WAYS of WAY that drives YOU to SPIRITUAL TERRORISM, CATHOLIC YIHADISM, POLICE SUPLANTATION, the MALICIOUS WAYS, COMPUTING PROSTITUTION and ADULTERATION with the ESSENCE of HUMAN RIGHTS, SUPPORTED and FORTIFIED by the SPANISH FASCIST TERRORIST POLICE and the DAMNED HITERIST JUDGES, who both have comitted a CRIMINAL ACT at not GIVING me a HAND when I was DYING at the POLICE STATION and at the JUDGE´S OFFICE. PRAY FOR THEM THEY ARE CRIMMINALS and identified with the MONKEYS that live on the BRANCHES of TREES in the JUNGLE. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A CULTURE OF TORTURES, RACISM AND BUSHITLERISM?
    VICARIO/VICARIOPUSDAY/DON MOISÉS/MOISÉS IBRAHIM: EX OPUS DEI SUPERNUMERARY and EX EDUCADOR at COLEGIO RETAMAR in MADRID for THIRTY THREE YEARS, that are translated into TWO TRINITIES that HONOURS and DIGNIFIES the FOUNDER in HIS TOMB and his NEPHEW, SANTIAGO ESCRIVÁ DE BALAGUER who has PLANNED and CARRIED ON A KIDNAPPING and an HOMICIDE AGAINST ME. SANTIAGO and his UNCLE have evidenced that they SPIRITUAL TERRORIST, MODERN CRUSADERS and TERRORIST MONKS in INVISIBLE CASSOCKS and BURKAS, such as their ACCOMPLICE, DOCTOR SUÁREZ who works as a DOCTOR for ADESLAS, TERRORIST TELEFONICA DE ESPAÑA THAT PUT ITS COMMUNICATION ARMAMENTS on the SERVICE of OPUS DEI TERRORISM

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