Monday, August 2, 2010

Challenge Today is Freedom, Not Unity

By Star Parker

Pollsters Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell, both Democrats, took on President Obama in a column in the Wall Street Journal last week, criticizing him for not being true to his campaign promise to unify the country…

Although it seems so warm and cuddly to consider the idea of national “unity”, what does this really mean? Particularly, what does it mean in a free country?

Isn’t the whole point and beauty of freedom that we recognize differences among us as natural and that we view debate, differences of viewpoint, and dissent as healthy? Doesn’t the idea of “unity” – of uniformity - conjure up images of exactly what this country is not about? … 

The question on the table today is not whether Americans will be unified. The question is whether we want to be free.

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