And why are people like Brad Raffensperger proud to claim that? Taken in the most favorable light, they are people who are convinced that commerce, exchange and trade of all goods and services is the only organizing principle of the USA. That the profit motive, which perhaps originally provided for the preservation of current surplus for use in the future, has deteriorated into a symbolic version of predation does not occur to them. Never mind that the symbolic destruction has physical consequences for man and nature. Humans are being slaughtered, albeit not eaten, by their own kind. Symbolic cannibalism–the reward for following biblical law.
But, which came first–the mercantile mentality or christianity. Judaism promotes trade absent the impulse to dehumanize. So, wherein lies the conflict with the Palestinians?
A Conservative Republican is someone who serves the God Commerce.