Fas­cism the real threat to U.S.

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Michael Der Manouel, July 1, demon­strates why fas­cism, not lib­er­al­ism, is a grow­ing threat to our democ­racy.

He makes out­ra­geous claims about Democrats. He claims Democrats hate Amer­ica, value killing the un­born, le­gal­iz­ing crime, and sup­port­ing the use of drugs. He of­fers no ev­i­dence to back his claims.

He thinks he speaks for our found­ing fa­thers and Je­sus Christ Him­self. He thinks he has the author­ity to speak for all Demo­cratic women and all Repub­li­can women. He thinks he is the judge of who is de­tached from their Creator or not. He thinks this coun­try was founded on only Chris­tian prin­ci­ples. He for­gets Amer­i­cans still have a Bill of Rights, which pro­tects re­li­gious free­dom. He for­gets the con­cept of sep­a­ra­tion of church and state im­plied in the First Amend­ment. He for­gets the words God or Chris­tian­ity are never used in our constituti­on. He for­gets the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence uses vague terms for the divine, such as God, Supreme Be­ing, Creator, Divine Prov­i­dence, but never gets spe­cific (Yah­weh? Brahma? Je­sus? Al­lah? Holy Ghost?)

Our found­ing fa­thers did not de­clare Amer­ica a Chris­tian na­tion! Amer­i­cans may choose to be Chris­tians or not. Not all Chris­tians are Repub­li­cans.

Fas­cism is Amer­ica’s great­est threat.

– Mike Petro­vich, Fresno

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