Friday, July 29, 2016

A powerful speech

How would you feel, giving your son for our country and then finding Donald Trump nominated as the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States?

How would you feel if you gave your son for, not just any country, but the America of freedom of religion and the separation between church and state, and then found that you weren't accepted by your fellow citizens entirely because of your religion?

The Republican Party seems to be trying to make religious terrorists (not just Muslim, but Christian as well, given their rhetoric about abortion). Well, fear helps them politically. Republican Party leaders use fear, just as they use racism, sexism, and religious bigotry, for their own political advantage. That's been the case ever since their notorious 'Southern strategy' proved to be so effective, politically.

I remain convinced that we Americans are better than that. But I must admit that this election is starting to make me wonder if that's true.

PS. Of course, Donald Trump had a reply to this. He mocked the grieving mother of that dead soldier.

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