Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by Samuel
From the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville:
The character of Anglo-American civilization…is the product…of two perfectly distinct elements that elsewhere have often made war with each other, but which, in America, they have succeeded in incorporating somehow into one another and combining marvelously. I mean to speak of the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom. (Democracy in America)
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 by Samuel
Swiss Political Rally
In the words of Bojidar Marinov:
The small nation of Switzerland taught the civilized world a lesson once again. In a time when Europe is disarming itself through political correctness and delivering its future in the hands of Islam, the small mountain nation told the most aggressive and savage of the world religions: “No to the minarets.” In a referendum, 57 percent of the voters and 22 out of 26 cantons voted in favor of a ban on building minarets to the mosques in the nation. As of the moment, Switzerland has only 4 minarets for its 350,000 Muslims, and the building of more minarets is declared unconstitutional and against the law. The Swiss people made that declaration in a remarkable display of peaceful exercise of popular democracy vote, against the will of their own government, against the disapproval of the other European nations, and against the wrath of the Muslim world. . . .
The Swiss did not ban the minarets just because they didn’t like them, or because they would go “against the traditions.” On the contrary, the referendum went under the definite statement that “Islam is a religion of intolerance and dictatorship.” The Founders of the United States of America point repeatedly in their speeches and memoirs, and outside observers like Tocqueville discovered, that our liberties here in America are based on the Christian character of our nation. . . .
The Swiss taught us all a lesson of how to deal with Islam: Tell the Muslims, if you want your “durbatulûks” and “thrakatulûks,” you can have them back home. In a Christian land we will have Christian symbols . . . Our liberty and prosperity are based on our Christian religion, and they are a package deal. You can’t have the fruits without the roots. If you want the roots of a different religion, go back where you have the fruits of it as well.
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