That would be compounding the problem. As I understand it, electing Trump would be a goal of the terrorists. Increasing their
ability to recruit. But you may be absolutely correct in that so many in this country would vote for him for the wrong reasons.
Just as the white evangelicals are likely to choose him because they want to persecute minorities and the Republicans pols are
including it in their platform....persecution of minorities and women.
The language of “religious freedom” plays well to the Christian Right base, which sincerely believes itself to be under attack by
secular America. But it is now widely understood to be a code-word for permitting discrimination against gays, women, and others.
Thomas Jefferson wouldn't care much for Trump. Texas Republicans don't care much for Jefferson and expressed it by choosing
to remove Jefferson from their public school textbooks.
QUOTE JEFFERSON: The bill for establishing religious freedom, the principles of which had, to a certain degree, been enacted before, I had drawn in all the latitude of reason and right. It still met with opposition; but, with some mutilations in the preamble, it was finally passed; and a singular proposition proved that its protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word “Jesus Christ,” so that it should read, “a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan (Muslims), the Hindoo, and Infidel of every denomination.
Once when the Baptists in this country were a smaller minority and being persecuted for their religion, they praised Jefferson and others
for their religious freedom in the Bill of Rights. Today, ironically, their lobbying orgs and leaders don't much care for the intent of Jefferson and
other signers of the USA's Constitution.
Edited by buddy215, 15 July 2016 - 06:49 AM.