Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Romney Stands By Anything That Gets Votes

Romney's full quote and context from the video:
I think again that the President takes his philosophical leanings in this regard, not from those who are ardent believers in various faiths but instead from those who would like America to be more secular. And I’m not sure which is worse, him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we must be a less Christian nation.
Romney is twisting President Obama's words again.  What President Obama actually said was:
"Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”                   (p. 258 in The Audacity of Hope)
I want to live in President Obama's nation full of Taoists, Atheists, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindu's, Native American religions and cults like the LDS.  I'll admit to wanting more atheists in the nation.  But Romney, is not only excluding his own religion with his divisive comments he is disenfranchising every person in this nation that isn't a christian.  If our nations founder's had wanted the United States to be a christian nation, they would have explicitly said so, instead of this:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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