Hussein Obama is now evidently throwing out the baby with the bath water by "dissing" this nation's heritage of Christian values:
“…the United States and Turkey can send a powerful message to the world through their friendship. …that Turkey and the United States can build a model partnership in which a predominantly Christian nation, a predominantly Muslim nation — a Western nation and a nation that straddles two continents … that we can create a modern international community that is respectful, that is secure, that is prosperous, that there are not tensions — inevitable tensions between cultures — which I think is extraordinarily important.”
Then he says:
[quote]Obama, June 28, 2006 (as delivered): Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. [/quote]
that “one of the great strengths of the United States is that it does not consider itself a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. I think modern Turkey was founded with a similar set of principles.” (CNN)
While the three quotes are not surprising the first is somewhat contradictory to the latter two and the third contradicts the second by saying first that we are a nation of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Non-believers, then he says we are not that nation....man can he just make up his mind?!?
The first quote places our history in perspective while the other two place it on a shelf and simply by fiat it appears we are now a nation based on multi faceted religions (second quote)...then only a "set of values" (third quote). This is important when viewed in the shadow of the third quote where Obama says we are bound by ideals and a set of values. My question, and it should be one of everyone else, is what set of values is Obama referring to? Does he even have a clue what he is talking about?
First) The religions he mentioned have very different values and ideals when compared to each other. The ideals and values THIS nation was founded on were/are those of Judeo Christians...that is very easily provable. What we are seeing now is the devaluing of our national heritage and the ushering in of Eastern values by Obama's decree (what a travesty that this is happening right before our very eyes!).
Second) Turkey may be a secular republic but the country is 99% Muslim. Most Turkish people would say that Turkey is a "Muslim" nation. Not ordered so by the Turkish government but none the less Muslim as a whole. In that light what similar set of PRINCIPLES does Turkey have with America????