Monday, October 20, 2008

Powell and Pluralism

Colin Powell, after endorsing Obama, said what has needed to be said.
Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a Christian. He's always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, "He's a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists." This is not the way we should be doing it in America.
(Photo from here, via The Field).

1 comment:

troutsky said...

A degree of redemption but still far from forgiven.His is a complex, fascinating American story.