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Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast, January 11, 2017: Jeff Sessions Said ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government
“Ultimately, freedom of speech is about ascertaining the truth,” Sessions, an Alabama Republican, told Horowitz’s audience on Nov. 14, 2014. “And if you don’t believe there’s a truth, you don’t believe in truth, if you’re an utter secularist, then how do we operate this government? How can we form a democracy of the kind I think you and I believe in… I do believe that we are a nation that, without God, there is no truth, and it’s all about power, ideology, advancement, agenda, not doing the public service.”
This is just one revelation of many that have arisen as Jeff Session has become the focus of public scrutiny. Most of the testimony centers on his racist past and his acts of retribution against those who have crossed him. However, his biased view of non-religious people must call into question his impartiality in future litigation between a Christian organization and an atheist group or individual.
Our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.
Schmidt Wrote: Sessions has not been asked about these views in the hearings. Are his views on religion off limits in the Senate hearings?
They shouldn't have been.
As Attorney General he will be expected to fight for the rights of all citizens in this country regardless of their affiliation to a religion or not. Catholics have the same rights as adherents to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Protestants have the same rights as adherents to Dianetics (aka Scientology), and Muslims have the same rights as Atheists.
This is what is so worrisome about Senator Sessions beliefs regarding religion. Our Founding Fathers, for all of their faults, at least understood that they don't have all the answers. Senator Sessions doesn't seem to understand, or worse, care, about that.