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President Obama’s Proclamation: Displacing the Jews

Len185 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 9:00 AM
you are absolutely right. But the question remains - why Americans voted for Muslim?

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...