The latest round of political trash talk is Hillary cussing out Donald J. Trump for not criticizing someone that criticize Obama. It is clearly just so much Political correctness being tossed around.
Apparently from report a questioner at a Trump campaign rally said ““We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” said the first man Trump picked out of the 15,000 person crowd to ask a question. “We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”*
In response to the rally comment Hillary Clinton tweeted “Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out,”
I hope others see the true problem here.
It is the intrusion of government into religion, and religion into government. When the co-mingling of the two occurs it is always religion that gets sullied first. And, eventually, the government itself collapses under the weight of trying to be the conscience of all people.
If Obama is Muslim, so what! Yes, because of the abundant misunderstanding of Islam by both adherents and “infidels” there is just cause to be aware of his potential for undermine the safety of the nation. But, if he is capable of not imposing his religion on me, I have no problem with what his religion may be.
However, Hillary is sorely mistaken when she concludes that a voice of conscience should be silence simply because it reflects a view contrary to her own. She at once wants to impose her brand of suppressing conscience on Donald Trump because he didn’t impose his brand of expressing conscience on another person.
That in a nutshell is the error of her attack, along side of its obvious pandering for attention to rescue her failing campaign.
Hillary wants to control the hearts and minds of the American people, rather than simply allowing people the right of non-oppressive expression of liberty of conscience.
The central concern on this matter is not solely the issue of what Religion Obama is, which he tacitly endorses. The central issue is whether some people (i.e. Hillary and Obama are more free than others in society.
I say “Come on. Really?” The answer is a resounding “NO, they are not more free, thus making the rest of us less free.”
That Is The Way I See It.
*Western Journalism, What Trump DIDN’T Say When Asked This Question About Obama Has Sparked Outrage–His Campaign Responds…, September 18, 2015.