To the editor: Perhaps a recent letter writer will take in a Muslim refugee family and house, feed and clothe it. Otherwise, he’s a typical liberal hypocrite and has no right to judge Mike Huckabee.
Obviously he has not considered the danger to this country; e.g., the recent terrorist attack by a Muslim American citizen, Sayed Farook, and a Muslim woman, Tashfeen Malik, recently here from Saudi Arabia and supposedly vetted by our government. How did that work out for the 14 slaughtered by those Islamic terrorists? It’s a perfect example of jihad, their goal.
Manifestly he believes there should be no “conditions or litmus tests,” his words, for refugees. Even ISIS? He should educate himself by studying Islamic ideas, writings and goals such as the Quran, the Hadith, Sunnah, jihad, Sharia law, taqiyya, and I suggest he read the book by Ann Corcoran, “Refugee Settlement and the Hijra to America.”
Under Islam there is no “hope, freedom or safety.” You must strictly conform or die, and he’s advocating that very thing by accepting them into this country; they will not assimilate.
Is the letter writer prepared to become a Muslim? Is he willing to abide by Sharia law? Evidently, he’s satisfied with an ignorance is- bliss approach.
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.