As we helplessly watch the spectacle of a nation being consumed by racism and Islamophobia, urged on by Republicans and some Democrats, we should pause to recognize the politicians who have done what should be the easy thing: come out in support of one of the most fundamental American values, freedom of religion. Talking Points Memo has done just that.
Lots of our politicians who know this is wrong are standing silently by trying to avoid the issue. These are the guys and gals who have stuck their necks out. Yes, we have come to this, believing in religious freedom for all is now a risky position. Here’s the roll, read the article at the link for details:
Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic nominee for President Obama’s former Senate seat in Illinois
Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL) (awarded an honorary “D” for purposes of the TPM article.
Of course, two of the above are Muslims, and therefore not real Americans, but that still leaves plenty of white Christians on the side of the sane.
Why is there no one from Connecticut on this list? C’mon Chris, you’re not running for anything!
It should be noted that there
aresome Republicans is at least one Republican who took a stand in favor of the Muslims: Ron Paul, who apparently thinks more clearly that his son, Rand, which is a scary thought all around.