With John Kerry parading around the Middle East we are sure to hear a few vacuous remarks about religious freedom from a part of the world where the idea has no meaning. Americans are loath to rethink religious freedom and even insist it be imposed worldwide on those who don’t have the slightest notion what we are referring to and who would be angry if they figured it out.
American Ideals and Values
Contemporary American ideals and values are decided by politics. What happens in Washington and in state legislatures can support, undermine, or destroy our fundamental beliefs about what is good and worth protecting.
Obama to Trump: ideals and values under fire
The transition from Obama to Trump stirred up unprecedented anger and even violence after a surprise Democratic election loss. Why? Because everything the nation was told to value suddenly swung to the right.
What is this category about?
The American ideals and values category includes posts on our nation’s place in the world, religious freedom, equality and rights, the war between political ideologies, and what it means to be American.
Do we elect our president and representatives in Congress so they can dictate what we believe, or is their job to do as little as possible, keep things running, and let the people decide what ideals and values we should cherish?