Is the United States a Theocracy?

Every president of this country has been a Christian. Need I say more? I think in many ways the US is a theocracy. Some people think the US is a “new” country and that is why we have some of the problems that still persist to this day. To that I would say that there are many governments in Latin America that are “new” as well. The reason these countries are new is because their legitimate governments were overthrown by the United States and replaced with a government that will cater to American corporations. If our government has the time to do that, they certainly have the time to handle problems that occur inside the United States.
There seems to be hostility towards outsiders and alternative viewpoints in the United States, particularly in the midwest where I live. Certainly the men’s movement has been greeted with much hostility. There are many cases of police brutality in this area. There is widespread economic inequality. There is a decline in the social realm. There is an absence of “good places” and events for people to meet one another and form healthy relationships. They are trying to ban abortion in Ohio and Indiana.

Theocracy]:

Theocracy, government by divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. In many theocracies, government leaders are members of the clergy, and the state’s legal system is based on religious law.

Definitely not the USA. We are, more or less, an oligarchy. We are a society that’s deteriorating, but one thing we are not is a theocracy.

Theocracy]:
Theocracy, government by divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. In many theocracies, government leaders are members of the clergy, and the state’s legal system is based on religious law.
Definitely not the USA. We are, more or less, an oligarchy. We are a society that's deteriorating, but one thing we are not is a theocracy.
But, there are an awful lot of people who seem hell bent on changing USA to a theocracy. Hell I imagine parts of the South feel more like a theocracy than a rational democracy

There are many places where theocracy reigns in the United States. It may be Constitutionally against the law, but it is one that is flouted regularly. State and local laws are definitely theocratic and the Federal governmemt overlooks them. Most elected and appointed officials in the country are avowed Christians and most of those are White Protestants. There are laws on the books in many states that prevent atheists from running for office. As Herb Siverman discovered when he was prevented from running for Governor in South Carolina, he was also prevented from getting a notary’s license because he Refused to take an oath to god. He helped overturn that law, but many similar laws are still on the books of many states, counties and municipalities, and they are enforced. The people in charge of those states, counties and municipalities want it that way, and they are willing to fight to the death to keep such laws in force.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverman_v._Campbell

There are many places where theocracy reigns in the United States. It may be Constitutionally against the law, but it is one that is flouted regularly. State and local laws are definitely theocratic and the Federal governmemt overlooks them. Most elected and appointed officials in the country are avowed Christians and most of those are White Protestants. There are laws on the books in many states that prevent atheists from running for office. As Herb Siverman discovered when he was prevented from running for Governor in South Carolina, he was also prevented from getting a notary's license because he Refused to take an oath to god. He helped overturn that law, but many similar laws are still on the books of many states, counties and municipalities, and they are enforced. The people in charge of those states, counties and municipalities want it that way, and they are willing to fight to the death to keep such laws in force. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverman_v._Campbell
Public officials believing in a higher power, or requiring belief in a higher power to hold an appointment isn't theocracy. The courts ruled in favor of Silverman, anyway - proof positive of America not being a theocracy.
There are many places where theocracy reigns in the United States. It may be Constitutionally against the law, but it is one that is flouted regularly. State and local laws are definitely theocratic and the Federal governmemt overlooks them. Most elected and appointed officials in the country are avowed Christians and most of those are White Protestants. There are laws on the books in many states that prevent atheists from running for office. As Herb Siverman discovered when he was prevented from running for Governor in South Carolina, he was also prevented from getting a notary's license because he Refused to take an oath to god. He helped overturn that law, but many similar laws are still on the books of many states, counties and municipalities, and they are enforced. The people in charge of those states, counties and municipalities want it that way, and they are willing to fight to the death to keep such laws in force. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverman_v._Campbell
Public officials believing in a higher power, or requiring belief in a higher power to hold an appointment isn't theocracy. The courts ruled in favor of Silverman, anyway - proof positive of America not being a theocracy.Please note neither Lois nor I, said our nation was a theocracy. But, seems silly to deny that their is a strong, ruthless even, movement to move our country to a theocracy. It seems dangerous to ignore the very real laws that Lois pointed out. Not to mention all the efforts to enact new discriminatory laws and regulations.
There are many places where theocracy reigns in the United States. It may be Constitutionally against the law, but it is one that is flouted regularly. State and local laws are definitely theocratic and the Federal governmemt overlooks them. Most elected and appointed officials in the country are avowed Christians and most of those are White Protestants. There are laws on the books in many states that prevent atheists from running for office. As Herb Siverman discovered when he was prevented from running for Governor in South Carolina, he was also prevented from getting a notary's license because he Refused to take an oath to god. He helped overturn that law, but many similar laws are still on the books of many states, counties and municipalities, and they are enforced. The people in charge of those states, counties and municipalities want it that way, and they are willing to fight to the death to keep such laws in force. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverman_v._Campbell
Public officials believing in a higher power, or requiring belief in a higher power to hold an appointment isn't theocracy. The courts ruled in favor of Silverman, anyway - proof positive of America not being a theocracy.Please note neither Lois nor I, said our nation was a theocracy. But, seems silly to deny that their is a strong, ruthless even, movement to move our country to a theocracy. It seems dangerous to ignore the very real laws that Lois pointed out. Not to mention all the efforts to enact new discriminatory laws and regulations.Lois claimed "theocracy reigns" in many places in this country - which it doesn't. There's also no strong movement to turn America into a theocracy. That's a lunatic fringe movement at best, if it exists at all. Most Americans want society to be governed by rule of law, overseen by officials who they (kind of) trust. Too many atheists seem to suffer this type of paranoia where anything not explicitly irreligious is a huge threat.
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Lois claimed “theocracy reigns" in many places in this country - which it doesn’t. Too many atheists seem to suffer this type of paranoia where anything not explicitly irreligious is a huge threat.
Not sure where you're going with this [I]{I okay, okay, I give on the main point, but the 'paranoia' if that's what it is, is justified by what's grown out of the Right Wing Reaganomics union with religions } That would be the faith-based strategic attack on science - which is made possible by a mentality that ancient tribal texts and beliefs hold more "truth" than what we can observe in front of us. Is a fact. Based on an egotistical illusion that we can know god, and it does possesses most of our population, which in turn has created a profound disconnect with this Earth that we depend on for everything. Which in turn has made many profoundly damaging choices these past decades. We as an intelligent nation learned in the 60s and 70s about the Limits of Growth and the threat that increasing Earth's atmospheric insulation posed for our planet's biosphere. Yet, decade after decade, of nothing but further supporting evidence (sorry, misrepresenting and arguing about the fine points in the trend lines doesn't count.) - and the rejection of unassailable science and observations, just get more strident and insane, as the past months have made tragically plain. It's been religious illusions that have made that possible. It's the religious crowd turning their backs on all their "principles" that has just handed our government over to Trump and the oligarch thugs who have nothing but self-interest and contempt for our government in their hearts. So fine USA is no theocracy but it sure has been fuked up the yingyang by theology.