Monday, 14 February 2011
Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to President Barak Obama’s citizenship and religious orientation. The state of Hawaii claims the President and even provided proof that he was born in the state.
Obama, himself has said that he is a Christian but the Tea Party is always questioning him.
The perspective of this article is neither Republican nor Democrat, those party’s sometimes represent anti-common sense ideologies. But speaking from a totally neutral perspective, why is he even questioned about such things?
It is law that any organization in this country cannot discriminate on religion, among other things. But it seems like just bringing up the subject is discriminant enough. Lets just say Barak Obama was Muslim, why is it an issue? Doesn’t that go against what this country was built on?
It is very trendy to hate Muslim people nowadays so I understand (but don't condone it), but if any one of us ever said anything about religion at work we would be canned in a second. The point is not to talk shit about people’s beliefs and ancestry. It’s just unnecessary and un-American.
John McCain served in Vietnam, the most opposed and protested war in the history of the United States yet no one ever questioned if he could lead us. Some mentioned his age during the election, which is just as discriminatory as mentioning religion as a deterrent to become president.
Usually concern, fear, hatred, etc. are feelings that arise when one doesn’t understand that person. So maybe that’s the reason Republicans and Democrats attack a person’s belief, race, age, sexual orientation, handicap and anything else.
There is no arena that can socially bash a person’s religion and/or race except the arena of politics and that of comedy.
So why do you feel Republicans and Democrats think it ‘s fine to attack their opponents in such personal ways?