What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
In yet another showing of liberal dogmatism, Senator Charles E. Schumer said this last week, on the Senate floor, regarding people of faith:
“There is a group of people of deep faith. I respect that faith. I’ve been in enough inner city black churches, working class Catholic parishes, rural Methodist houses of worship and small Jewish synagogues to understand that faith is a gift. The trouble with this group, which I call the theocrats, is they want their faith to dictate what the government does. That, in a word, is un-American. That is exactly what the Founding Fathers put down their plows and took up muskets to fight.”
Schumer is attempting to belittle and silence those he opposes by suggesting that they not take part in the political process. That, sir, is un-American. It is the right and privilege of every American to vote and take an active role in the political process, regardless of the source of his or her principles and ideals. Be they based on faith or a lack thereof, it mattereth not. Schumer has no right to accuse those of faith of being un-American for letting their faith guide them in politics. And to claim that the Founding Fathers were against just that is ludicrous and blatantly false.
For more on this, read the article “Faith Is A Right, Not A Theocracy, Senator Schumer” from Accuracy in Media.