Same job, different uniform.

Friday, July 14, 2006

"The budget is a moral document."

"I thought the left was opposed to 'imposing morality.' Now it turns out that Sen. Clinton thinks the federal budget is $2.7 trillion of moral imposition."

Dr. Schaff has a really remarkable post on religion and politics in response to Barak Obama's speech on the subject. It's hard to know which paragraph to cut and paste so stop reading this and click here to read that.

I will add this: Some Democrats believe they can win elections by insulting their religious constituents and voters who are politically on the fence. (This is a problem in Idaho, too. Left-wing Idaho blogger Julie Fanselow goes so far to suggest in a May post that "radical fundamentalists appear eager to remake the United States into a theocracy" because she thought Christian radio stations may be trying to secure radio frequencies proximate to those where NPR is traditionally found. Ms. Fanslow might think twice before she suggests that Christian radio stations are managed by radical fundamentalists. After all, she is trying to win a race for a candidate in Idaho.)

Has it occured to them that some Americans are actually religious--the kind of religious that gives to the poor, cares for its neighbor, stands up for justice? Not every religious impulse is the means to achieving a political end. Maybe Obama gets it.


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Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

Great posts, both. It never ceases to amaze me how freqently ALL of us talk from both sides of our mouth.

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