Monday, November 15, 2004

A Proposal for Acceptable Disenfranchisement

Christian blogger Steve from Double Toothpicks points out an outrageous comment from NPR's Garrison Keillor:
Keillor said, "I am now the chairman of a national campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away from born-again Christians. [enthusiastic audience applause] Just a little project of mine. My feeling is that born-again people are citizens of heaven, that is where there citizenship is, [laughter] is in heaven, it's not here among us in America. ..."
According to a report in the University of Chicago's Chicago Maroon, Keillor told the audience: "If born-again Christians are allowed to vote in this country, then why not Canadians?"

I could not believe this when I read it. Keillor is employed by NPR which means he's employed by the government and also by people like us. The fact that he would even joke about stopping a large group of Americans from voting is reprehensible.

And I would like to know who this audience is that's applauding enthusiastically to such ideas. Statements like this are what earn Liberals the Socialist label.

Additionally, I agree with Steve's own reactions:
What if this guy said this about blacks? Hispanics? American Indians? Take any so-called "minority group," and the Left would be calling for Keillor's head. Christians? Why, that's just sport!

Bring it on, you left-wing looney bin. I am a full citizen of both Heaven and The United States of America, and it's going to stay that way. You and your snarky little "Prairie Home Companion" will be long forgotten, and Christians will still be around.

Exactly right. The desire to block Christians from the political sphere is becoming a sort of requirement for holding power in the Democratic Party - but unofficially so. NPR flunkies, spouting the views of Liberal elites, can get away with verbal persecution in a way that those elites can't.


And people wonder why I avoid NPR and balk at the mere mention of its name.