Thursday, December 6, 2007

Romney: Atheists and Agnostics Are Not Freedom-loving Americans

I don't have time to comment much on Romney's speech, but this excerpt is absurd:

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone."

So, if you're not religious, Romney is saying, then you are not free. And so the redefinition of freedom into a completely meaningless word continues. This is becoming a habit of Romney's: talking about freedom as if it means the opposite of freedom.

As The Liberty Papers points out, we've gone from JFK's insistence on separation of church and state to Romney's statement that:

"Our greatness would not long endure without judges who respect the foundation of faith upon which our constitution rests."

The Romney Republicans really do scare me more than any other group. While I think JFK is vastly overrated as a President, the fact is that Romney is no JFK, and the Romney-JFK analogy needs to end right here, right now.