There’s an expression in my part of the world, “gettin’ deep” which literally means the baloney is on overload. Today in a story reported on Huffington Post, John McCain says he’d prefer a Christian president since this nation was founded on Christian principles.
“I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles … personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith,” McCain said. “But that doesn’t mean that I’m sure that someone who is Muslim would not make a good president.”
What Christian principles were written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution? Thomas Jefferson, the principle architect of the Declaration of Independence was a deist. The United States has a long history of oppressing African Americans, Native Americans and our current debacle in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere can hardly be confused with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The only candidate for president who comes close to Christian principles is Dennis Kucinich. Frankly I’d be happy with a Buddhist, a Jew, a Muslim or anyone who could lead us out of Iraq, Iran and our penchant for foreign intervention.