The best thing to ever happen to both the GOP and our great country would be the rapid weakening and decline of the religious right wing. Unfortunately, given the poor quality of education in most red republican states especially the South, chances of these narrow-minded bible thumping screwballs losing their political clout and influence over the republicans is very iffy at the present time. Granted the rapid decline of the religious right is long overdue, but in order for that to happen we have to start educating the people about the true facts behind all these religious beliefs. We have to successfully demonstrate to them that religious beliefs are based on fear, superstition, and ignorance. Until we do that, the USA will continue to resemble a third world country in its embracing religion and irrational thought. No other developed first world country comes close to the USA in its embracing religion, even Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom are far less religious than we are in this country despite all our strong influence in those and other developed countries. Even heavily catholic countries like Spain, France, Poland, Hungary, and Italy are no where near as religious as the good ol' USA. A good, well-advanced, secular education is the primary key to breaking American society permanently free of all this religion and the hateful, narrow-minded, backward values that it instills in peoples minds.