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Wednesday, July 07, 2004
The liberal elite and hostility to religion: National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru observes that what scares at least one former Clinton administration official most isn't Islamofacist terrorists, but conservative Christians.


Many millions of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other religious believers will reject Reich's witless rhetorical oppositions. One can believe in the political "primacy of the individual," the obligation of all people to answer to God, and the wrongness of any governmental attempt to make them answer to Him, all at the same time. But if our choice is between the primacy of individuals and the primacy of God — if, that is, we are to choose between individual human beings and God — then the vast majority of traditional religious believers would have to choose God. I certainly would. That would be the case for plenty of believers who are not sure what they think about abortion law, or want a higher minimum wage. All of us, for Reich, are the enemy.


Reich isn't alone on the left in his belief that religious believers are somehow destructive to the American political scene. Reich would be advised to go back and study the founding fathers -- the vast majority of whom would likely fall into Reich's overly broad definition of "religious zealot."

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