Caution: Do not read on an empty stomach, or while drinking beverages. I wonder if winning the civil was was such a good idea. There is no question that abolishing slavery was by far the biggest benefit for having done so, and worth the effort for having done so. Beyond that ....... What we read in this transcript, is the agenda of the evangelical extremist movement. But, not just for Texas, or Oklahoma. Their goals are much broader in scope. They are trying to create a theocracy in the entire Country. This will include a re-writing of the Constitution. They are not simply doing this through prayer. As you can see from this article, they plan to attack the courts, and imprison educators, and medical professionals, who do not 'play ball'. They have become well-entrenched, and have been making inroads for several years. They have a militant arm, which has escaped the attention of the MSN. Most Americans are not even aware this is going on. Anyone interested in this subject, should read John Dean's book, "Conservatives Without Conscience", "American Theocracy", by Kevin Phillips and Robert Altemeyer's, "The Authoritarians". These books should be read in the order, Altemeyer, Dean and Phillips. Reading all three of these books, requires an investment in your time. It is probably only suited for those who have a keen interest in the subject. There are also a great deal of references in the Bibliographies. It is easy to get sidetracked, by following them. For those of you who do not like reading, but prefer to learn through other media, Christiane Amanpour and CNN produced an outstanding documentary, "God's Warriors". I found it frightening.