"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Insanity of Obama's Attitudes on Religion

Mario Loyola writing on the Corner captures the oddity of Obama's attitudes on religion in a pair of parallel aphorisms contrasting the President's HHS policy demanding that Catholic institutions subsidize contraception, sterilization and abortifacients (which has resulted in peaceful and cogent criticism at home) and the President's simultaneous apology to Muslims for the accidental burning of Korans in Afghanistan (which has resulted in violent and deadly riots abroad): 
So the president refuses to apologize for forcing Catholics to violate their religious beliefs or pay a tax penalty.  

But he immediately apologizes because a few of our soldiers inadvertently violated Muslims religious beliefs by trying to dispose of already-desecrated Korans.

In the name of their religion, American Catholics run hospitals, schools, universities, and numberless charities doing literally billions of dollars of good works around the world.

In the name of their religion, at least some Muslims feel the need to murder innocent people, a desire they have put into action numberless times over the past decades.

The contrast would seem pretty obvious.   But it's not obvious to our oblivious President.  

One interpretation would be that the President, raised in an Islamic country and first educated at Islamic schools in Indonesia, whose Christian churchgoing in Chicago with Jeremiah Wright seems self-evidently to have been a political maneuver to gain the allegiance of an important constituency on Chicago's South Side, simply has great sympathy with anti-American Islamists around the world, and little sympathy with Christian Catholics here at home.

The only other interpretation that comes to mind is:

He's insane.  

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