Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Obama Pours Salt in America's Wound

President Barack Obama’s recent behavior concerning the building of a mosque near the sight of the World Trade Center attack gives us further insight into the very core values of this first un-American American President.

First of all, he honored the Muslim religion by hosting a Ramadan dinner at the White House where he emphasized their legal right to build a mosque at the site of the World Trade Center attack by Islamofascists, while choosing to be silent on the “wisdom” of such a decision, thus leaving the scales tipped in favor of building the mosque. This is nothing less than pouring salt into a national wound from which we are still healing.

Mayor Bloomberg and others who favor building the mosque ostensibly to show that we are better than Islamic countries, because we tolerate their religion while they outlaw ours, reveals a critical near-sighted ignorance of the religion of Islam. The world-wide Islamic community will see this, not as a statement of American tolerance, but rather as American weakness, and Islamic supremacy.

And finally, we must correct the record concerning the idea that our founders regarded all religions equally. The Judiciary Committee Report of 1854 answered the question: “What is the establishment of Religion?” Their answer:

“At the time of the adoption of the Constitution the general sentiment was that general Christianity should be encouraged but not any one sect.”

Remember Give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death Patrick Henry? He said,

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ; for this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom to worship here.” (Emphasis mine)

It’s clear our founders believed that the principles of general Christianity were superior to those of other world religions, and that Christian principles would allow the greatest amount of liberty, peace and prosperity possible. I think a quick survey of world cultures would affirm that belief.

So, Constitutional rights notwithstanding, we must defend and promote those American values that have produced the greatest nation in the world or we will lose it. It must begin by replacing those in leadership who do not share traditional American values, including President Obama, as I see it, the first un-American American President.