McCain and Palin Pain, Toronto Globe & Mail, September 5, 2008

I recently saw a bumper sticker which says “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” After watching John McCain, Sarah Palin and various Republican Party poobahs at the convention in Minnesota I fear this may very well come true. What a terrible proposition. 225 years of secular, liberal democracy eroded and perhaps destroyed at the hands of evangelical hypocrites and others with an extremely narrow, uncompromising view of the world.

The true threat to the U.S. does not come from outside American borders. It comes from those in America who would turn it into a theocratic, e.g. fundamentalist Christian, state. The consequences would be incalculable for everyone. Canadians should beware too as it could happen here as well. Something to think about with a Federal Election looming, aye?

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