Yesterday it was off to Philly for a few meetings, and the trip on the train always provides an opportunity to contemplate while staring out the window at the farmlands of Lancaster County and the industrial lands of Chester County. During yesterday’s trip, I thought a little more about this controversy surrounding U.S. Rep.-elect Keith Ellison.
The opponents of religious liberty are really showing their true colors with this one. Often when we deal with Establishment Clause issues, opponents are able to cloak their hostility using the argument that their freedom is being encroached, and to the non-discriminating listener, this might sound sensible.
But Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) is quite clear: He hates Muslims and immigrants and doesn’t think they should be a part of the political process. That’s wrong and it’s un-American. Clearly, the Rep is hostile to the basic principles of religious freedom and citizen participation in the government. There is a word for that. Tyranny.
Andy in H-burg