August 10, 2012

Freedom = Freedom for Me

Source: Wikipedia
...and yet another example of the shameless, tribalistic myopia of some proponents of "freedom" and "tradition." Just as Thomas Jefferson shamelessly (or obtusely) stated that "all men are created equal," while in his head excluding black men, Louisiana state representative Valarie Hodges is shocked that Governor Jindal's new voucher program could be used to send children to Muslim schools, not just schools promoting "the Founding Fathers' religion." I wonder if Hodges truly didn't realize that words actually mean what they say or if it just didn't enter her mind that "religion" could actually apply to more than just Christianity.