Cable TV chatter has been all about Obamacare.Â Bill O’Reilly, for example, leads off The Factor with this topic virtually every night.Â Sean Hannity’s show this monthÂ has beenÂ devoted almost entirely to Obamacare.
Now there’s nothing terribly wrong with that, except, as a result, President Obama is getting a free pass on other vital issues that are being ignored.Â So I am going to bring up one that I find deeply disturbing, in hopes thatÂ the cablemeisters willÂ start covering it more prominently.
Earlier this month, Barack Hussein Obama’s State Department put out aÂ statement announcing:
“[The]Â Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts’ outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan â€¦ America.gov will publish a â€˜Multicultural Ramadan’ feature.”
The intent is to address “the concept of an Islam in America ‘brand’.”
An “Islam in America” brand?Â We are spending taxpayers’ money to advertise and promote a religiously inspired ideology whose core believers want to impose theirÂ faith on the rest of us?
Apparently the Obama State Department is following Great Britain’s example of multiculturalism gone wild.
Where is the ACLU?Â This hypocritical far-left organization has no problem attacking everyÂ conceivable symbol of our Judeo-Christian culture that appears in the public square.Â ButÂ its First Amendment concerns about “separation of church and state” disappear when it comes to separation of mosque and state.
The same Obama administration that now promotesÂ the Islamic “brand” in America and a multicultural celebration of Ramadan, saw fit, just four months ago, to ask Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, to cover over the name of Jesus inscribed on a pediment behind the podium from whichÂ President Obama was slated to deliver an address.
We are an open, pluralistic society that honors and protects the right of all Americans toÂ practice the religion of their choice, or to practice noÂ religion at all.
But we are confronting an ideologyÂ that forbids itsÂ believers to co-exist on equal terms with those whom they regard as infidels.Â Now we are being encouraged toÂ surrender our own distinct identity and beliefs, in response to the siren call of multiculturalism.
It is time to stop obscuringÂ the Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment roots that have allowed us to advance far beyond the fundamentalist-dominated Muslim world, just to prove how “understanding” we are of the special sensibilities of our Muslim minority population.Â If we fail to embrace our heritage,Â the sickness that already has taken root in ourÂ society will metastasize into something far deadlier thanÂ anything universal health care could possibly treat.