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President Obama’s Proclamation: Displacing the Jews

cathi2 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:30 AM
This was not meant to be flagged...I'm falling asleep with iPad in hand, and I touched the wrong part of the screen...

President Obama’s Religious Freedom Day Proclamation displaces the Jews. He describes America as a nation of “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, Sikhs and non-believers.” This may be politically correct, but it is historically inaccurate. In terms of numbers, the Jews in America have always exceeded the Muslims. In terms of their influence on American ideals, Jews have been foundational from the start.

Jews have lived among us from the time they first arrived on these shores. A small Jewish community came to New Amsterdam ( New York ) in 1654, then under Dutch rule. There has never...