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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Feinstein's anti-Catholic questions are an outrage - Hot Air Hot Air

Starting in the 1840s when Irish Catholic immigration to the U.S. increased sharply as a result of the Great Famine, American Protestants began to transpose this religious dispute into the realm of politics. Nativists argued that Catholics couldn’t be good citizens of a republic because they wouldn’t be able to form individual judgments about politics.

The shorthand version of this view asserted bluntly that Catholicism and democracy were incompatible — an argument that prefigures the contemporary view that Islam and democracy cannot coexist.

via hotair.com

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I've checked: Senator Feinstein is of Jewish descent. Did the Jewish point really not cross her mind? Is she dim?

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 13, 2017 10:32:30 AM

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