Another faith-based bludgeon from last night’s Democratic National Convention came from Hillary Clinton, who declared in closing her speech:
“That is our duty, to build that bright future, and to teach our children that in America there is no chasm too deep, no barrier too great – and no ceiling too high – for all who work hard, never back down, always keep going, have faith in God, in our country, and in each other.”
So, there is no chasm, no barrier, no ceiling that can stop those who seek rise through the ranks of government – except if you don’t have faith in God? People who don’t worship Hillary Clinton’s God will be kept out of public office?
Practically speaking, as long as the Democratic Party and the Republican Party join together to discriminate against nonreligious Americans, yes, we will be kept out of power.
Hillary Clinton has spent the last year and half talking about how important it is to put a woman in the White House in order to show that discrimination against women is coming to a close. It seems that Senator Clinton doesn’t mind a little discrimination against groups other than women, though.
It is a sign of historic injustice that there has never been a woman President of the United States. It is a similar sign of injustice that there has never been a President of the United States of non-European descent.
In the same way, it is also a sign of injustice that there has never been a non-religious President of the United States. Hillary Clinton and the leaders of the Democratic Party show no interest in ending that injustice, though. On the contrary, they seem happy to use that injustice in order to accumulate power for themselves.
Senator Clinton seems to believe that it is Americans’ duty to teach their children that religious belief can be used as a test to exclude people from public office. I won’t be teaching my children that. Instead, I’ll be teaching them what Article VI of the Constitution says our real duty is when it comes to those who seek public office: “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”